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MIMG 7240 - Professional Practice, MRI Safety, and Patient Care

Medical Imaging Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Through online readings, activities, interactions and instructor support, this course focuses on patient care, safety and professional practice as it relates to magnetic resonance imaging. This course focuses on professional practices, patient management/care and MRI safety. Techniques and tools are covered to provide the technologist the knowledge to perform duties that are common to all MRI procedures. Emphasis is placed on safe management of the patient in the MR environment. This course is taken before your MRI practicum and is a course that is required for the certificate in MRI. It is also an elective course for the Bachelor of Technology Degree in Medical Imaging, granted by the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).


MIMG 7200





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 83107

Mon Jan 06 - Fri Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 27 Online


Samuel Lin

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This is an online course. Access is through or Department approval required to register. Students must contact the BCIT Bookstore to purchase the associated print-based course textbooks.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe professional behaviors of an MRI technologist and an understanding of the current and emerging issues in the Canadian Healthcare System.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of critical thinking and problem solving strategies to ensure best practices.
  • Apply the principles and techniques used to ensure patient comfort, care and safety; including patient monitoring in an MRI environment.
  • Outline the techniques and strategies to use for the management of the patient before, during and after the MR procedure.
  • Describe communication strategies that will result in effective interaction between the technologist and the patient.
  • Identify the different types of MR contrast media, and provide information on dosage, administration, contraindications, adverse reactions, clinical applications and emergency procedures.
  • Compare and contrast MRI Safety policies for various institutions (hospital, outpatient facility, Children’s hospital and research facility) to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff members.
  • Identify the purposes of comprehensive MRI screening and evaluate proper procedures.
  • Describe MRI facility design to support MR Safety and identify the 4 Safety Zones and the level of personnel in each area.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and implement infection control practices.
  • Describe proper body mechanics to be used in the transfer of patients in the MRI environment.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

MIMG 7240 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Bachelor of Health Science (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Health Science
  2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate


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