Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has revolutionized medical imaging by taking images inside of the human body without any invasive procedures commonly known in x-ray or even CT scans. Because the technology is still relatively new compared to other invasive procesures, the technology continues to evolve at a very rapid rate. In turn, allowing for future technologists to progress and evolve as technology advances.
The MRI Technologist program is a comprehensive course of study. The structure of this course combines introduction to medical/patient care skills, physics, math, medical terminology, human anatomy, cross sectional anatomy, theory, laboratory, computer skills and a clinical externship consisting of about 1040 hours.
The student is taught MRI technology and learns to operate the MRI scanner to produce cross sectional images of the patient for diagnostic purposes. While technologists must be proficient in understanding the MRI system, compassion and strong patient care skills are emphasized as well as being a team member alongside the radiologist and physician, dedicated to providing excellence in patient treatment.
This curriculum is designed to provide qualified individuals an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, attitude and skills which will enable them to become safe and competent in MRI technology and prepare the graduate for an entry-level position as an MRI technologist.
Upon successful completion of the MRI Program, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) National Certification Examination. The graduate may also be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) upon completion of the MRI Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Program Completion Time
Diploma - 18 months / 76 weeks / 2040 hours
Associate Degree - 22 months / 88 weeks / 2310 hours
Why a career in MRI?
The MRI Technologist profession has seen significant growth in demand in the healthcare field in recent years. As the population continues to age, there will be increasing demand for diagnostic imaging. An MRI Technologist images a person's organs and insides using a computer, a magnet and radio waves to produce multiple cross-sectional images to form a 3 dimensional image - a service that has become vital to physicians, imaging centers and clinics worldwide. An MRI uses no radiation and the images taken from an MRI machine enable a radiologist to check and diagnose medical problems in a non-invasive and safe procedure.
Some of the benefits of working in the the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) field include:
♦ Working with people
♦ Competitive salary
♦ High demand Job security
♦ Rewarding and fulfilling
Learn and train in modern and up-to-date MRI facilities.
In addition, our graduates are more competitive in the job market since our graduates are eligible to take both the ARMRIT and ARRT primary examinations.
MRI Patient Management and Procedure