Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Curriculum

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) curriculum prepares students to become MRI technologists and skilled healthcare professionals who are trained to use magnetic energy fields to produce images of the human body. Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registry-eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, or sonography. Nuclear medicine technology applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). Sonography applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

Course work includes clinical rotations, imaging fundamentals, MRI physics, procedures, anatomy, pathology, patient care, and imaging ethics and law, in a medical environment. Students should be able to demonstrate all functional areas related to the magnetic resonance imaging field.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) national examination for certification and registration as MRI technologists. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, government agencies, and research.

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Diploma

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the MRI diploma program, the graduate will:

  • understand the basic physics and equipment used in MRI
  • be able to identify normal anatomy
  • know the proper positioning and scanning protocols for all MRI procedures required by the ARRT
  • be able to successfully evaluate image quality and know how and when to adjust the imaging parameters
  • be able to perform quality assurance testing
  • understand and apply MRI safety concepts at all times
  • be able to perform quality assurance testing
  • be able recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate life-saving first aid and basic life support
  • be able to utilize critical thinking skills to gather, comprehend, analyze, and synthesize information in order to provide superior patient care
  • demonstrate awareness and respect for diversity and display professional, ethical behavior consistent with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Contact

Student’s last name begins with A-I:

Rick Mastman

Program Chair, CT/MRI

mastmanr@edgecombe.edu

Office 254, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 375

Student’s last name begins with J-Z:

Sandra Lucas

CT Instructor

lucass@edgecombe.edu

Office 219, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 387

CT Admissions Counselor

Camille Richardson

richardsonc@edgecombe.edu

Office 129, Student Services, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 336