Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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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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
Explore the professional organization
- The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists: MRI testing information & guidelines
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists: General MRI information
- Society for Magnetic Resonance Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT): Source for MR developments, safety, support, education, and career info
Marketable skills you will learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before you enroll, think about:
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
Attending an information session is an application requirement.
Until we can schedule in-person sessions, review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Information Session (PDF)Listen
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How Much Time & Money to Finish?
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|CAT||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology Advanced||28||$1,792|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
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Razan S. Valle, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(ARRT)
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Updated September 07, 2021