MRI technologists are highly educated and possess the advanced skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice. The ability to critically think and communicate is paramount to the success of an MRI technologist. They must have the ability to synthesize information and apply rational judgment in determining appropriate protocols that affect image quality and diagnostic outcome. They must find balance between equipment capabilities and patient condition to arrive at the highest quality images for interpretation by the physician. The MRI environment presents unique patient care and safety issues that require exceptional attention to detail.
This program provides a thorough foundation in MRI procedures, pathophysiology, and physics. When this education in combined with a sound base of clinical practice that meets national programmatic accreditation standards, a superior graduate capable of meeting professional workforce needs results. The MRI program is designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice in MRI, but also places emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that encourage the professional growth of the individual student, thus assuring graduates of a place on the medical imaging team.
Clinical learning experiences are provided by affiliating hospitals, clinics and other MRI provider facilities. Didactic learning experiences occur in supportive college course work delivered through an online environment. Both are equally important to the development of the competent MRI technologist.
Under these philosophies, the program assumes the responsibility of a facilitator of learning. Specifically, it will plan, select, administer, and assess learning experiences. These experiences are developed to meet established objectives and eligibility requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to complete the national MRI credentialing examination.
The MRI program prepares students to become eligible to complete the MRI certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The program terminates in an award of an Associates of Applied Science degree or a Certificate of Completion as determined by the college issuing the award. The program has been developed to be consistent with standards and requirements of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT); the American College of Radiology (ACR); the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Educational Programs in Collaboration (EPiC) consortium.
To apply to this program:
Click on the Community College link at the top of the page. You will be directed to the admission personal at the College you would like to apply through.
Due to the strength of the magnetic fields used in the MRI department certain implants and devices may pose a medical problem. Please review the safety screening form for a list of possible contraindications. If you have any questions please contact the Program Director.