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.