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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Quick Facts


Program Option

Advanced Technical Certificate

Spring 2019 Information Sessions

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

You do not have to reserve a place, but seating is limited to the first 100 people.


  • Thursday, February 21
  • Thursday, May 9

Time & Place

  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)
  • Room: TRHA 1050 (first floor)


Cal Quigley

Cassie Ardry

Role of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist

Career Video

Watch Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists (link will open in a new window) from CareerOneStop.

What do they do?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a pathway within radiology. Specialized MRI equipment uses radio frequencies to create pictures of cross sections of human anatomy.

MRI technologists specialize in creating cross-sectional images that show soft tissue, bony anatomy, foreign bodies and pathologies, which help doctors diagnose and plan treatment of patients.

While students, MRI technologists work under the supervision of seasoned professionals or radiologists.

MRI technologists must be able to:

  • Work effectively with patients and health professionals
  • Operate sophisticated computer equipment
  • Observe magnetic protection measures
  • Provide only the best in patient care


From the American Society of Radiologic Technologists:

Our Mission

To graduate well-trained individuals for continued success as MRI Technologists by providing a comprehensive and thorough education through didactic and clinical experiences, with a focus on life-long learning.



Program Director

Razan S. Valle

Trinity River Campus

Career & Technical Education Academic Advisors

Cal Quigley
TRCF 2101A

Cassie Ardry
TRCF 2101A

First-Time-in-College Success Coach

Chelsea Smithley
TRCF 2101A

Updated February 19, 2019