Performance Requirements: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

You must meet the following performance requirements to ensure patient safety and welfare during your time in our program and throughout your career.

Physical Requirements

You must have:

  • Visual acuity (with corrective lenses if needed) to:
    • Identify cyanosis
    • Observe absence of respiratory movement in patients
    • See adverse skin reactions to treatments
    • Read very fine print on:
      • Medication containers
      • Physician’s orders
      • Monitors and equipment
    • Evaluate images for diagnostic quality
  • Hearing ability (with auditory aids if needed) to:
    • Understand the normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker’s face
    • Hear monitor alarms, emergency signals, call bells from patients, equipment timers and alarms
    • Take / hear blood pressure
  • Manual dexterity to:
    • Use sterile techniques
    • Prepare needles, syringes and contrast media
    • Manipulate and assemble equipment for use
  • Physical ability to:
    • Stand for prolonged periods of time
    • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • Lift patients and objects of 35 pounds or more
    • Perform chest physio-therapy techniques using 2 hands
    • Push pieces of equipment from room to room
    • Maneuver in limited spaces

Special Precaution

You must not be restricted from working in a highly magnetic environment or from using or being around radio frequencies—particularly regarding medical implants or devices.

Communication Requirements

  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written form by:
    • Speaking clearly and succinctly when:
      • Explaining treatment procedures
      • Describing patient conditions
      • Implementing health techniques
    • Writing legibly and correctly in patients’ records for legal documentation
  • Function safely under stressful conditions with the ability to:
    • Adapt to the ever-changing environment inherent in clinical situations involving patient care
  • Computer skills to:
    • Use a variety of software programs and the internet for research and course projects, including PowerPoint for presentations



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 29, 2024