First Level Master’s Degree in “Magnetic Resonance Specialist”
School of “Human Health Science”
Department of “Biomedical, Experimental and Clinical Sciences”
Università degli Studi Firenze
Prof. Stefano Colagrande M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Technical Area:
Stefano Chiti M.Sc, MRT, RT
Silvia Sozzi M.Sc, MRT, RT
Università degli Studi Firenze Website:
Course University location:
NIC – Nuovo Ingresso Careggi, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi,
Largo Brambilla 3, Firenze, Italia
CDM – Centro Didattico Morgagni, Università degli Studi Firenze
Viale Morgagni 40 – 44, Firenze, Italia
MRI Specialist Course was born to relate and satisfy RT need which want to upgrade his knowledge in MRI trade. Who have worked and work in MRI is accountable that daily working routine is not enough and customary practice doesn’t allow to grewup knowledge and new implementations in technologies because they evolve faster than he could bring up the rear Course promoters believe that not effective pratical exist but which is based on strong and deep theoretical and technical foundations. This MRI Specialist Course submits to complement practice with methodology and technique, explaining scientific basis, completing firm knowledge with new developments and researching for innovative solutions and therefore new implementation survey
Students could learn the instruments to be actively involved in check method and quality guarantee in technology and work environment.
First Level Master’s Degree Competence in “Magnetic Resonance Specialist”
Do his activities in autonomy, based on clinical indications of Ragiologist; judge and optimize examination protocols about specific MR scanner and about post-processing procedures according with Radiologist and Health Physicist;
Manage technical property and take on responsability of patient and take on responsability of MR site; Be spokestechnician / manager MR of medichal meintenance technician, collaborate with Health Physicist Section about MR scanner quality control and about new of technolgies implemeted or to put into practice;
Take care of training, education and stread of own knowledge to his colleague. Do training opportunities and back up colleagues in order that they could be build about acquisition, execution, and post-processiong procedures; Be reference point for new employee and academic students.
Take an active part in growth project and research, in collaboration with colleagues that work in the same hospital, institute, company or with external companies or professional, in particular with university corporation.
Develop and increase knowledge accepted during Master’s Degree with the latest implementations (software – technical), considering the continuous development of thechnologies, in order to up grade his own compensation and professional équipe.
Course organization / set-up and lesson plan:
– December: selection (test with multiple choise questions concerning MRI subject)
– from Jenuary to October: frontal lessons (summer break from half June to half September)
– April (consecutive year): final exam
MRI Specialist Course’s week is composed of 3 days (Monday, Tuesday e Wednesday), totally 12 weeks with frontal lessons.
Intermediate exam modules happen during the morning on mondays throughout frontal lessons’s weeks; Just in this case, lessons must be attended during the afternoon on monday and they complete on thursday at 13:00 pm.
Apprenticeship (270 hours) happen entirely in AOUCareggi Hospital:
– MRI sites (150 hours)
– Frontal lessons
– Laboratories with latest generation MRI simulator
– Pulse Sequence Design lessons
Apprenticeship on MRI sites organised as show below:
– 1 week half June – half September (except August)
– 1 week November – December (except Cristmas holidays)
– 1 week February – March (following year)
– Laboratories take place on 3rd week on Jenuary (following year)