The certificate in Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging formally prepares the Imaging Technologist in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy to work in an MR Imaging lab. The didactic courses are designed to prepare the student to sit for the Advanced Certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The clinical practicum provides the student with the opportunity develop required competencies. Enrollment in the clinical practicum is not guaranteed and dependent upon grades, site availability, and approval. A selective-application process is utilized to align eligible students with the appropriate clinical site.
Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:
Have completed required clinical competencies as identified by the America Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Identify pertinent anatomy on images in all of the various planes
Relate pertinent pathology to appropriate scan protocols
Evaluate MR images as related to the exam requested and the pertinent clinical information
Manipulate MR instrumentation to produce the desired image results.
Adjust MR image protocols as necessary.
Demonstrate communication skills that create a positive clinical environment for the patient.
Demonstrate proper application of safety standards in the clinical environment.