Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Allied Health 008/009 • Phone 215-968-8353 (option 3)
Curriculum Code No. 3201
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Certificate program prepares the post-graduate registered radiologic technologist to use magnetic field and radio waves to produce cross-sectional anatomical images of the human body. MRI technologists operate MRI scanners, picture archiving and communication systems and related equipment.
The MRI Certificate program is a two-semester program. The program consists of online didactic courses and a clinical practicum experience. The MRI Certificate Program is designed to provide the working Radiologic Technologist with the theoretical background and documented clinical experience necessary to sit for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Post-Primary Certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).
Applicants must be registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Radiography, Sonography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy. The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) for Ultrasound or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) for Nuclear Medicine are also accepted.
Graduates of this program are able to:
- function as competent, entry-level professionals;
- demonstrate appropriate, professional communication skills;
- develop and practice effective problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills; and
- conduct him/herself in a professional manner.
Admission to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate program is open only to applicants who are in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Radiography, Sonography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy. The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) for Ultrasound or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) for Nuclear Medicine are also accepted. To apply for the MRI Certification Program, please complete the following steps:
Applications will be accepted from May 1st- June 15th of each year. Accepted students will be notified by July 1st.
Clinical Education Requirements:
The number students accepted into clinical education (RADI311 and RADI326) for MRI will be equal to the number of available clinical spaces.
Once accepted into the MRI Clinical Courses, students will be required to:
- Purchase a MRI uniform from preferred uniform vendor.
- Assume all responsibility for transportation to and from the clinical sites assigned.
- Obtain and maintain current CPR certification.
- Obtain and maintain Immunization records.
- Complete an FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check, a PA Criminal Background check, Child Abuse clearance and drug screening (until clearance is received, program acceptance is provisional and may be rescinded).
- Show proof of health insurance coverage for the student.
|COLL101 College Success Seminar||1|
|RADI301 Patient Care in MRI||3|
|RADI306 Procedures in MRI||3|
|RADI311 MRI Clinical Practicum I||2|
|RADI315 Cross-sectional Anatomy in Medical Imaging||3|
|RADI321 Physics Instrumentation in MRI||3|
|RADI326 MRI Clinical Practicum II A||2|
|Total Credit Hours||17|
A Course requires prerequisites.