Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Why Should You Become an MRI Technologist?
If you enjoy the idea of working side-by-side with physicians and radiologists and you enjoy a good challenge in a technologically advanced field, this is the career choice for you!
In as little as 17 months, the AAS in MRI Program that follows the ARRT Primary Pathway will prepare you with the knowledge and skills you will need to fulfill the responsibilities of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist.
Why Choose the MRI Technologist Program at CBD College?
- Advanced hands on training in a wide variety of Externship clinical sites
- Study online and in the convenience of your home
- No exposure to ionizing radiation
- A constantly evolving and improving diagnostic imaging technology
- MRI has the ability to show extremely detailed sectional and 3D images of soft tissues and to perform vascular studies even without the use of contrast agents
- Dedicated and Experienced Faculty and Staff
- Federal Financial Aid available to those who qualify
- Career services department will help you with job placement for the duration of your career—long after graduation
- Personalized/1-on-1 tutoring
*In response to COVID-19 the program has received a temporary distance education delivery approval. The program includes a residential externship component.
MRI Technologists are in Demand!
Job growth is expected to increase 12% through 2026!*
There is a high demand for MRI Technologists both in State, nationwide, and abroad, so you will be able to experience great versatility and flexibility during the course of your career.
What Will I Be Doing as an MRI Technologist?
Today’s MRI Technologists are responsible for many important tasks, including:
- Preparing patients for procedures and obtaining, reviewing, and integrating patient history and supporting clinical data
- Preparing and maintaining diagnostic imaging equipment
- Performing appropriate MRI scanning examinations and procedures
- Recognizing the differences between normal and abnormal tissues in the obtained images and other diagnostic information
- Analyzing images and recording data for interpretation by a radiologist
- Recording findings and keeping track of patients’ records
- Demonstrating excellent communication skills with patients and other health care professionals, and acting in an ethical and professional manner
Where You Can Work
- Private and Public Hospitals
- Medical imaging centers
- Diagnostic Clinics
- Doctors’ offices
- Outpatient care centers
- Higher education institutions
- Research field
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Curriculum
Four 16 Week Modules
Module 1 – 100% Online
- College Math
- Oral Communication Skills
- General Physics
- Human Anatomy & Physiology
- Medical Terminology
- MRI Safety and Patient Care
- Introduction to Clinical MRI
- Sequence Parameters, Options, Data Acquisition and Processing I
- Cross Sectional Anatomy, Pathology and Imaging Procedures I
- Physical Principles of Image Formation
- Clinical I
- Sequence Parameters, Options, Data Acquisition and Processing II
- Cross Sectional Anatomy, Pathology and Imaging Procedures II
- Clinical II
- Registry Review
- Clinical III
The AAS MRI Program is accredited institutionally by ABHES and recognized by ARRT (Primary Pathway)