MRI Applications

Course Details

Course Number: 4773  Section Number: 20

Spring 2014

Location: Online

Days & Times:

NA Online Course



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Kimberly Onstott   
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Course Objectives
To understand the clinical applications of MRI, one must have a basic understanding of the
physics of MRI. You should gain a very basic understanding of the physical aspects of MRI, the equipment used, and the
instrumentation. This course will deal mainly with the clinical applications and procedures required to produce a diagnostic
MRI exam. This course is not designed to qualify you as an MRI technologist but will provide information necessary to
start you on the road to gaining a more complete understanding of MRI.

Course Expectations
ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN RADS 4773 COURSE MUST COMPLETE ALL COURSE
REQUIREMENTS.
The units are NOT taught in the order presented in the textbook. Students can proceed through the course content at their
own pace within the boundaries set by the Course Schedule and the MSU Academic Calendar. Each module has a quiz.
PowerPoint slides are provided as lecture notes, but quiz questions may be from the PowerPoint slides OR the textbook.
Be sure to read the chapters in your textbook! Please see the Course Schedule for specific information about activities
and due dates.
Modules
The course content is divided by modules. Additional resource material is available through the Internet. Each module
has a quiz. See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for quiz deadlines.
Module 1: Introduction to MRI basics &
Chapter 1- How to use this book
Module 2: MRI Safety &
Chapter 6- Patient care and safety
Module 3: Chapter 2-Parameters and trade-offs
Module 4: Chapter 3-Pulse sequences
Module 5: Chapter 4-Flow phenomena and artefacts
Module 6: Chapter 5-Gating and respiratory compensation techniques
Module 7: Chapter 7-Contrast agents
Module 8: Chapter 8-Head and neck
Module 9: Chapter 9-Spine
Module 10: Chapter 10-Chest
Module 11: Chapter 11-Abdomen
Module 12: Chapter 12-Pelvis
Module 13: Chapter 13-Upper limb
Module 14: Chapter 14-Lower limb
Independent Reading Assignments
Students should complete the reading assignments, and review any Internet resources before attempting the associated
open book quizzes. See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for specific information about quiz due dates.
Online Open Book Quizzes - 25%
When a student has reviewed a Module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to D2L and receive a customized
timed quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions. See the course schedule for the due dates of the quizzes.
The student can take any quiz at any time throughout the course and in any sequence they prefer, but note that
Modules 1 and 2 must be complete before the observation assignment can be accessed. All quizzes must be
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completed by the DUE DATE in the Course Schedule. If a quiz is not completed by this DUE DATE a “0” will be given
for the missing quiz. The dates in the syllabus reflect goal dates for quizzes to be completed in order to progress through
the course in a timely manner. If the student does not complete the quizzes by a goal date there will be no grade penalty.
If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the “Help” link at the top toolbar in D2L, contact the
MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email right away to the course instructor explaining what
happened.
If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send
an email to the course instructor that includes the following:
 Unit Quiz Number (1 - 12)
 Question Stem
 Answer Scored as Correct by the Computer
 Answer the Student Thinks Should be Correct
 Rationale Supporting Why the Student’s Answer is Correct
 Page numbers must be included when referencing the textbook in a rationale
After reviewing the case, if the course instructor thinks a revision is justified, the student’s quiz score will be revised to
reflect the additional points and the test bank will be updated. It may take several weeks for the student to receive a
response because the instructor works on batches of questions for a particular quiz at a time.
Term Paper – 25%
The term paper is a 3 – 5 page (not including title page, references, or appendices) paper focusing on the clinical
application of MRI. The topic choices may range from anatomy to pathology or some MRI innovation. The choice is
yours, but all choices must be posted and approved via the Discussion Board on D2L. Students are not allowed to have
the same subject as another student, so be sure to check the Discussion Board for availability. A more comprehensive
guideline for the term paper may be found in D2L, and the due date can be found on the course calendar.
General Submission Format
Any assignments submitted electronically as a Word document attachment must follow these guidelines:
• IBM compatible format (not MAC)
• Word 2003 or newer version (Microsoft WORKS or WordPerfect is not acceptable)
• Times New Roman (12 point)
• Double spaced
• 1” margins on all sides
All assignments must reflect baccalaureate level effort. This means that assignments must be written using
standard technical writing skills. This includes appropriate spelling, grammar, sentence structure, transitions,
text flow, currency of knowledge, and scope of research. This assignment must be
submitted as a single Word document attachment to the dropbox. Assignments must be
submitted by the due date indicated at the end of the syllabus.
Students must use the following format as the title of assignment when saving the document:
Lastname_topic
Example: Jones_MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy
Observations – 20%
*Students MUST complete all of the content in Modules 1 and 2 and the associated quizzes before the
Observation Form will be released.*
Students will be expected to visit an MRI scanner and record a minimum of 10 MRI exams. Students must submit their
completed observation form via the assignment dropbox as a single Word doc (or rtf).
The file should be named: “lastname_observations”
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The observations should consist of a minimum of four DIFFERENT body parts or exams. For example, a student may
submit observations for: 3 non-contrast brain exams, 1 knee exam, 2 shoulder exams, and 4 spine exams (10 total).
These observations should be satisfied at a site that has been pre-arranged by the student and should occur AFTER
Modules 1 and 2 and their associated quizzes have been successfully completed. A more detailed outline of the
observation requirements is available in D2L.
Note: All assignments received are considered complete and will be graded as such.
Comprehensive Final Exam - 30%
The comprehensive proctored final exam will be administered using D2L and Proctor U software. For instructions
please read the Proctor U student instruction guide included in the content section of this course and you may also follow
the link below.
http://www.proctoru.com/portal/mwsu/index.php.
The final exam is two (2) hours in length. The final exam is CLOSED BOOK. No textbooks or notes may be used during
the exam. The final exam will consist of 50 random questions in multiple choice or multi-select format.

Grading Standards
Grade Scale:
A = 100 - 90
B = 89 - 80
C = 79 - 70
D = 69 – 60
F = 59 and below

Submission Format Policy
• IBM compatible format (not MAC)
• Word 2003 or newer version (Microsoft WORKS or WordPerfect is not acceptable)
• Times New Roman (12 point)
• Double spaced
• 1” margins on all sides
All assignments must reflect baccalaureate level effort. This means that assignments must be written using
standard technical writing skills. This includes appropriate spelling, grammar, sentence structure, transitions,
text flow, currency of knowledge, and scope of research. This assignment must be
submitted as a single Word document attachment to the dropbox. Assignments must be
submitted by the due date indicated at the end of the syllabus.
Students must use the following format as the title of assignment when saving the document:
Lastname_topic
Example: Jones_MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Students must complete the final (and all course work) by the

dates published in the course schedule.

If a quiz is not completed by the DUE DATE a “0” will be given for the

missing quiz. The dates in the syllabus reflect goal dates for quizzes to be completed in order to progress through the

course in a timely manner. If the student does not complete the quizzes by a goal date there will be no grade penalty


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

NA Online Course


Other Policies
RADS 4773 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach
in academic integrity. A student’s participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be
completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the current Student
Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Many components of RADS 4773 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students
are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including online course resources, Internet sites, other
textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is
conducive for life-long learning.
All components of RADS 4773 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be
shared, copied, or plagiarized from other sources. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they
abided by this rule.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations;
(2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports,
solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to
the university faculty or staff without permission.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text
and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and
assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies
engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested
websites for more information about plagiarism.
Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of
whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification.
If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may
also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
PLEASE NOTE
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created
by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right
to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational
purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify
originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.