Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program



Award Level: 
More than 1 less than 2 years college
Program Length: 
23 SEMESTER HOURS
Online?: 
No
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is an advanced level specialty imaging procedure. MRI uses the in- 
teraction of magnetic fields and radio waves with tissues to produce a cross-sectional image of 
the body parts being scanned. The growth of Magnetic Resonance Imaging has expanded and it 
is used sometimes to complement computed tomography scans. This modality can be used to 
provide anatomic and physiologic information without the use of ionizing radiation. 
The program is designed to include both online and clinical applications to prepare students to 
produce images for diagnostic purposes. The certificate courses are sequenced so the registered 
radiographer can take the twenty-three credit hour courses and obtain knowledge of basic mag- 
netic resonance imaging and clinical applications. Upon completion of the program the student 
will be prepared to sit for the ARRT advanced registry in magnetic resonance imaging. The didac- 
tic courses will be taught online and whenever possible, clinical sites near the student's location 
will be used for the competency-based clinical applications courses. 
The MRI program begins in the fall semester only.  Students will be required to have a Criminal 
Background Check and Drug Screening through facilities specified by the College only as part of 
the admissions process.  Proof of current CPR certification is required before entering the MRI 
clinical education centers. 
Applicants must be registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic 
Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy.  New registry eligible 
radiography graduate acceptance is contingent upon passing the ARRT Radiography exam within 
one month of graduation.

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Minimum Education Requirements: 
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General Admission Requirements: 
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging is an advanced level specialty imaging procedure. MRI uses the in- 
teraction of magnetic fields and radio waves with tissues to produce a cross-sectional image of 
the body parts being scanned. The growth of Magnetic Resonance Imaging has expanded and it 
is used sometimes to complement computed tomography scans. This modality can be used to 
provide anatomic and physiologic information without the use of ionizing radiation. 
The program is designed to include both online and clinical applications to prepare students to 
produce images for diagnostic purposes. The certificate courses are sequenced so the registered 
radiographer can take the twenty-three credit hour courses and obtain knowledge of basic mag- 
netic resonance imaging and clinical applications. Upon completion of the program the student 
will be prepared to sit for the ARRT advanced registry in magnetic resonance imaging. The didac- 
tic courses will be taught online and whenever possible, clinical sites near the student's location 
will be used for the competency-based clinical applications courses. 
The MRI program begins in the fall semester only.  Students will be required to have a Criminal 
Background Check and Drug Screening through facilities specified by the College only as part of 
the admissions process.  Proof of current CPR certification is required before entering the MRI 
clinical education centers. 
Applicants must be registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic 
Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy.  New registry eligible 
radiography graduate acceptance is contingent upon passing the ARRT Radiography exam within 
one month of graduation.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist