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Nov. 27, 2007

Dubuque native graduates from UI MRI training program

Dubuque native Leah Koskinen has graduated from the Program in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Koskinen completed her education in magnetic resonance imaging on Nov. 16. The nine-month educational program accepts four students annually and is one of seven advanced offerings in the Post-Radiologic Technology Education Program housed within the UI Department of Radiology.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create diagnostic images of targeted parts of the human anatomy. MRI does not use ionizing radiation to image the patient's body.

MRI technologists work in various health care settings, from health care clinics, mobile clinics and major trauma centers to equipment sales and applications. UI Hospitals and Clinics first offered MRI training in 1988.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

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