Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

TMCC's Skills Certificate Program in MRI is entirely online. Students complete all the didactic courses needed to take the national ARRT certification examination in MRI. The ARRT requires that clinical competencies be completed before making an application for the examination. TMCC offers a clinical internship for students needing this component who are not able to cross-train in the facility where they are employed.

MRI image of the brain

The American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) outlines how to qualify for certification in this modality. Students wishing to become MRI certified through TMCC may only complete a Post Primary Pathway program which requires the student to already be a registered technologist with the ARRT.

About Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body. Most MRI machines are large, tube-shaped magnets. When you lie inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporarily realigns hydrogen atoms in your body.

Program Mission

The mission of TMCC’s Skills Certificate MRI Program is to provide general and basic science education, combined with a sound foundation in the theory and art of MRI, to meet the educational needs of the student. This is evidenced by a competency-based program employing various teaching methodologies and technologies delivered through quality education. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for MRI and practice as a member of the health care team.