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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Quick Facts

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging specialty within radiology. Specialized MRI equipment uses radio frequencies to create images of cross sections of human anatomy for diagnostic purposes.

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Job Titles & Career Info

Our Program

Why choose MRI?

  • Work with medical imaging teams & physicians to diagnose diseases & injuries
  • Use sophisticated technology skills in healthcare settings
  • Enter a high-demand field with a bright job outlook

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Operate MRI scanners to create quality images for diagnostic purposes
  • Follow physician orders for the areas of patients’ bodies to image & position patients accordingly
  • Monitor patient safety & comfort
  • Maintain & check MRI equipment

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Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

Selective Admission

MRI is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our MRI program.

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Degrees & Certificates

Advanced Technical Certificate

Attend an Information Session

About the Session

Find out everything you need to know about our program: requirements, courses, costs, and more.

Attending an information session is an application requirement. You will submit your Certificate of Attendance with your application.

Until We Can Host In-Person Sessions

Review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Information Session (PDF)Listen


Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub

Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard, Career Advisor

Call 817-515-1484

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2022–2023 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
CAT Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology Advanced 30 $1,920


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Trinity River Campus

Kendra Morris, B.S., RT (R)(CT)(MR)
MRI Instructor

Call 817-515-1618


Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard
Career Advisor

Call 817-515-1484


Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated January 20, 2023