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Online Classes: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Start your career as a MRI technology expert in the medical imaging field

The online Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) credit certificate program offers students a plan of study that provides fundamental didactic training on the essentials of magnetic resonance imaging.

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Program Overview

Course goals and objectives are based on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) MR post-primary certification exam content specifications. The program goal is to provide students with focused instruction to expand their technical knowledge in MR, with a supporting objective of preparing students for the ARRT post-primary certification exam in MR*.

*Clinical repetitions are required to apply for ARRT MR certification. The MR Credit Certificate does NOT incorporate a clinical practicum. However, for those with experience in MR, the credit certificate does meets ARRT Structured Education requirements.

Sample program of study for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate.

Curriculum effective Fall 2018. For students enrolled prior to Fall 2018, please reference the Mercy College catalog.

A student that completes a certificate will be able to:

  1. Indicate anatomy in various sectional imaging planes.
  2. Explain the physical principles, system components and the image formation process for MR.
  3. Describe MR imaging protocols.
  4. Identify safety concerns associated with MRI.

Career Outlook

Employment Growth

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics:

“Employment of radiologic technologists is expected to increase by about 28 percent from 2012 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.”

Hospitals will be a primary employer for radiologic technologists, however, employment is predicted to grow rapidly in diagnostic imaging centers, clinics and physician offices by 2020.

Salary Range

Estimated salary for Radiologic Technologist: $49,044

Admission Requirements

Pathway 1

Students must have the following:

  • Certification in Radiography or Radiation Therapy by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); or Certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB); or Certification in Sonography by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS); and
  • Associate degree in related field.

Pathway 2

Students must be currently enrolled in Mercy College of Ohio’s Radiologic Technology Program.

  • Students will be eligible to enroll in their third semester of the Radiologic Technology Program
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher at Mercy College of Ohio.

Note: Certificate will not be conferred until after graduating from the Radiologic Technology Program.