The SMRT does not endorse the programs listed below. This list is presented only as a service to technologists who may be interested in educational opportunities in MRI. This list is updated on request and therefore the information presented may not be up to date. Please refer to the contact information listed below for further information. If you would like information on how to become a technologist, please click here.

If you are aware of a program which is not listed below, please contact us at smrt@ismrm.org


Australia
 

The Centre for Advanced Imaging
University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia
T: +61 7 3365 1785
F: +61 7 3365 3833
E: education@cai.uq.edu.au
W: https://cai.centre.uq.edu.au/

Program Information:
The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) provides a rich collaborative environment for postgraduate students, providing them with the skills and latest innovative techniques in imaging technology. CAI houses the most comprehensive and advanced range of magnetic resonance instrumentation in the southern hemisphere, including 3 and 7 Tesla Siemens whole body human, a large bore PET-CT scanner and a wide range of small animal equipment including PET-MR, PET-CT, 9.4 and 16.4 Tesla pre-clinical systems.

CAI has a series of postgraduate programs designed for radiographers, biomedical engineers and other health professionals working with Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment. Students learn within a multidisciplinary environment, reflecting the expertise and experience of our teaching team of radiographers, medical practitioners, medical physicists, chemists and engineers. Programs can be studied online, on-campus or a combination of both.

Graduate Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Technology
Graduate Diploma in Magnetic Resonance Technology
Master of Magnetic Resonance Technology
Master of Molecular Imaging Technology
Graduate Certificate in Magnetic Resonance and Positron Emission Tomography

 
Monash University
Victoria, Australia
Telephone: 9902 6011
(Outside Australia) +61 3 9902 6011
Website: http://www.monash.edu/
 
Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, is ranked in the top 1% of world universities.

As part of our innovative approach to the needs of the health professions, we offer both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. We have come to understand the continuing educational needs of the practising clinician and are responding with both a Masters program (with a major in MRI) and a Graduate Certificate (MRI).

Whether you’d like to learn a new modality, update your skills, or advance your career pathways, our MRI course offerings make it easy for you to pursue your professional interests. Delivered fully online, our courses are ideally suited for working professionals, offering the quality of a Monash qualification with the flexibility to choose where and when you study. You’ll learn from experienced practitioners and complete assessments relevant to your practice.

Study a single unit to develop your MRI experience, or boost your credentials with additional electives including:

  • Basics of MR including Safety
  • Musculo-skeletal Imaging
  • Neurologic and Body Imaging
  • Advanced Methods and Techniques

If you’re interested in further study, you have the option to either complete the full Master of Advanced Medical Imaging Practice or Master of Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice or exit early with a Graduate Certificate.

Ask us about our MRI courses today:
Email: enquiries.radiography@monash.edu
Web: http://med.monash.edu.au/radiography


 

Canada
 
British Columbia Institute of Technology
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3H2
Canada
Phone: +1 604-434-5734
Website: http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/7950cert
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Distance Education Certificate:
This program is designed to provide practicing technologists with the knowledge, skills and competence necessary to become practicing Magnetic Resonance Imaging technologists. It also serves to prepare the technologists to write a National Certification exam set by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).

Students wishing to complete the MR program must declare their intention after successful completion of MIMG 7200. Student must then complete the two remaining MRI courses (MIMG 7201 and MIMG 7202), and the clinical practicum (MIMG 6200) within 18 months of finishing MRI 7200. Students may take the 4 sectional anatomy courses at any time before or after declaring their intention to complete the MR program (in accordance with BCIT policy).

As of January 2005 all students beginning the MRI Program have to complete a 4 month practicum (MIMG 6200).

For more information, please visit http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/7950cert
or contact: Euclid Seeram
Email: euclid_seeram@bcit.ca
Phone: +1 604-432-8231
Toll free: +1-800-663-6592

 
MRI/S Program for Technologists
Winnipeg, Manitoba
An advanced diploma program for qualified technologists in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy, created in partnership between: National Research Council-Canada-Institute for Biodiagnostics & Red River Community College

To receive information and an application:

North American Students
Ph: +1 204 632-2327
+1 800 903-7707 (within Canada)
Fax: +1 204 697-4738
Red River Community College
Registration Dept.
C306-2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3H0J9
International Students
Ph: +1 204 632-2143
Fax: +1 204 632-5269
Red River Community College Nancy Lee
Dir. International Education
D214-2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3H0J9

For details on our MRI/S Program for Technologists, please visit http://www.ibd.nrc.ca/~lee/FAQ.html

 
The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
Toronto, Ontario
An advanced diploma program for qualified technologists in radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy or ultrasound.

We are currently the only Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Accredited Programme in Canada. Our part-time programme involves coming to the school every other weekend (Friday evening and Saturday) for 15 months of didactic instruction. The Distance Education programme involves on-line instruction and class interaction in a specially developed 'e-classroom' for 15 months of didactic instruction. Because of the part-time nature of these programmes, students can continue working in their regular full-time jobs while studying the didactic component. The 3 month clinical component which finalizes the programme is a full-time practicum.

We accept 20-25 students per class. Part-time courses begin in January. Distance courses begin in May.
International students have graduated through our Distance Education programme.
For more details, including application forms, please visit: http://michener.ca/program/magnetic-resonance-imaging/ or contact
Lorraine Ramsay, MRT(R), ACR, BAppSc(MedImag)
Chair, Advanced Imaging Programs
The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
222 Patrick Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1V4 Canada
T: +1 (416) 596 3112
Toll-Free: +1 (800) 387 9066 x 3112
F: +1 (416) 596-3168
e-mail: lramsay@michener.ca

 
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Edmonton, Alberta

NAIT offers two programs. 1st Discipline is for those with no previous medical imaging experience, while 2nd Discipline is for those with medical imaging experience

1st Discipline NAIT: http://www.nait.ca/77537.htm
2nd Discipline NAIT: http://www.nait.ca/89354.htm


 

Italy
Firenze (Florence)
 
Università degli Studi Firenze First Level Master's Degree in “Magnetic Resonance Specialist”
School of “Human Health Science”
Department of “Biomedical, Experimental and Clinical Sciences”
Università degli Studi Firenze


CFU: 60
Master Coordinator:

Prof. Stefano Colagrande M.D., Ph.D.

Scientific Technical Area:
Stefano Chiti M.Sc, MRT, RT
Silvia Sozzi M.Sc, MRT, RT

Information:
master.srm@sbsc.unifi.it

Università degli Studi Firenze Website:
http://www.unifi.it/cmpro-v-p-10776.html#risonanza_magnetica

Course University location:
NIC - Nuovo Ingresso Careggi, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi,
Largo Brambilla 3, Firenze, Italia
CDM - Centro Didattico Morgagni, Università degli Studi Firenze
Viale Morgagni 40 - 44, Firenze, Italia

Program Characterization:
MRI Specialist Course was born to relate and satisfy RT need which want to upgrade his knowledge in MRI trade. Who have worked and work in MRI is accountable that daily working routine is not enough and customary practice doesn't allow to grewup knowledge and new implementations in technologies because they evolve faster than he could bring up the rear Course promoters believe that not effective pratical exist but which is based on strong and deep theoretical and technical foundations. This MRI Specialist Course submits to complement practice with methodology and technique, explaining scientific basis, completing firm knowledge with new developments and researching for innovative solutions and therefore new implementation survey
Students could learn the instruments to be actively involved in check method and quality guarantee in technology and work environment.

First Level Master's Degree Competence in “Magnetic Resonance Specialist”
Do his activities in autonomy, based on clinical indications of Ragiologist; judge and optimize examination protocols about specific MR scanner and about post-processing procedures according with Radiologist and Health Physicist;
Manage technical property and take on responsability of patient and take on responsability of MR site; Be spokestechnician / manager MR of medichal meintenance technician, collaborate with Health Physicist Section about MR scanner quality control and about new of technolgies implemeted or to put into practice;
Take care of training, education and stread of own knowledge to his colleague. Do training opportunities and back up colleagues in order that they could be build about acquisition, execution, and post-processiong procedures; Be reference point for new employee and academic students.
Take an active part in growth project and research, in collaboration with colleagues that work in the same hospital, institute, company or with external companies or professional, in particular with university corporation.
Develop and increase knowledge accepted during Master's Degree with the latest implementations (software – technical), considering the continuous development of thechnologies, in order to up grade his own compensation and professional équipe.

Course organization / set-up and lesson plan:
- December: selection (test with multiple choise questions concerning MRI subject)
- from Jenuary to October: frontal lessons (summer break from half June to half September)
- April (consecutive year): final exam

MRI Specialist Course’s week is composed of 3 days (Monday, Tuesday e Wednesday), totally 12 weeks with frontal lessons.
Intermediate exam modules happen during the morning on mondays throughout frontal lessons’s weeks; Just in this case, lessons must be attended during the afternoon on monday and they complete on thursday at 13:00 pm.

Apprenticeship (270 hours) happen entirely in AOUCareggi Hospital:
- MRI sites (150 hours)
- Frontal lessons
- Laboratories with latest generation MRI simulator
- Pulse Sequence Design lessons
Apprenticeship on MRI sites organised as show below:
- 1 week half June - half September (except August)
- 1 week November - December (except Cristmas holidays)
- 1 week February - March (following year)
- Laboratories take place on 3rd week on Jenuary (following year)


 

United Kingdom
Cambridge
 
Anglia Ruskin University MSc. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
For more information, please visit anglia.ac.uk/fhscemri

United States

Arizona
West Coast Ultrasound Institute
Phoenix Branch Campus
4250 E. Camelback Road, Building K - 190
Phoenix, AZ
Phone: (602) 954-3834
Website: www.wcui.edu
Our MR programs are designed for different groups of applicants including but not limited to:
  • Post Primary Pathway for Medical Imaging technologists: Radiographers, Sonographers, Echocardiographers and Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Primary Pathway for Non-Medical Imaging but Medical or Non-Medical professionals
  • International applicants
Offered programs are:
  • AOS Degree
  • Long MRI program
  • Short MRI program
  • Customized MR program for RTs

 

California
Casa Loma College

www.casalomacollege.edu

School of Nursing & Allied Health
We offer an Associates of Applied Science Degree- specialized in MRI

Students study on one of our three campuses for all core academic courses, all general education courses are offered online. The program offers flexibility and opportunity for those wanting to specialize in MRI.

Campus locations:

Van Nuys Campus
6725 Kester Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91405-4523
Phone: 818-785-2726

Hawthorne Campus
12540 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250-3327
Phone: 310-220-3111

Anaheim Campus
2641 W La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92801-2666
Phone: 714-484-6995

Program Director: Amy Allen BS, RT (R)(M)(MR) ARRT
E-mail: amy.allen@casalomacollege.edu
Phone: 714-484-6995 x319

About the program:
Degree status: The Casa Loma College MRI Program is the only Associates in Applied Science Degree program in California. The program is both ABHES and ARMRIT accredited. The program covers a variety of important general education and core courses that enable our students to not only excel but be leaders in the exciting MRI field. The program runs six semesters, all core courses are scheduled on Saturdays, and all general education courses are online. This gives students greater flexibility during their education endeavor. Throughout the program students are introduced to hands on clinical imaging, patient care, and practicum. To further develop our student’s clinical skills, a majority of the last two semesters are spent in a Clinical Externship.

 
Loma Linda University
Department of Radiologic Technology
School of Allied Health Professionals
Nichol Hall, Room A-829
Loma Linda, CA 92350 U.S.A.
T: +1 (909) 558-4931
Toll free: +1 (800) 422-4558
F: +1 (909) 558-4291
Program Director: Steven L. Leber, R.T.
E-mail: sleber@sahp.llu.edu
Special Imaging Technology Certificate Program in CT/MRI:
  • Tuition: US$8,010.00
  • Student Capacity: 10-14 students
  • Program Start Date: End of September
  • Program Length: Nine (9) months or three (3) quarters
  • Admission Requirements: ARRT and CRT (California) registered radiologic technologist, Current CPR certification, a minimum of 16 hours of observation (eight hours CT and eight hours MRI).
Comments: The program consists of nine-month training split between the two modalities. During the program, students take formal course work, along with clinical instruction. The program is full-time. Upon successful completion, the student will have obtained a completion certificate and university credit hours. Campus housing is available.
 
West Coast Ultrasound Institute
Beverly Hills Main Campus
291 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 289-5123
Ontario Branch Campus
3700 E. Inland Empire Blvd. Suite 235
Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: (909) 483-3808
Website: www.wcui.edu
 Our MR programs are designed for different groups of applicants including but not limited to :
  • Post Primary Pathway for Medical Imaging technologists: Radiographers, Sonographers, Echocardiographers and Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Primary Pathway for Non-Medical Imaging but Medical or Non-Medical professionals
  • International applicants
Offered programs are:
  • AOS Degree
  • Long MRI program
  • Short MRI program
  • Customized MR program for RTs

Georgia
Emory University
Programs in Radiologic Technology
531 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322 USA
Mailing address:
Emory University, Programs in Radiologic Technology
PO Box 25901
Atlanta, GA 30322 USA

Program Director: Dawn Couch Moore
T: +1 (404) 727-3200
E-mail: lmoore@emory.edu

  • Tuition - US $5,400 (full-time) or $450/ credit hour (part-time)
  • Student Capacity: Variable (5-10)
Comment: Emory University offers registered RTs the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in MRI. The program can be completed in either three semester (full-time) or six semesters (part-time). For more information on this program, please visit: http://www.radiology.emory.edu/medimag.

 

Florida
Palm Beach Community College
3160 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 USA
Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) MR program
Website
  • Resident tuition: $58/credit (9-15 credits required for certificate completion)
  • Student capacity: 20 students accepted without MRI experience, unlimited for experienced MRI technologists
  • Program date: Commences each fall term
  • Program length: 10 months - 1 year (2-3 semesters)
  • Prerequisites: ARRT registered or registry eligible
Comment: Successful completion by technologists holding an AS degree will be awarded an Advanced Technical Certificate.
Contact: Sonja K. Belville, AS, RT(R)(MR), Program Coordinator
T: (561) 207-5066
E-mail: belvills@pbcc.edu

 

Idaho
Boise State University
Department of Radiologic Sciences
College of Health Sciences
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83726 U.S.A.
T: +1 (208) 426-1996
F: +1 (208) 426-4459
Contact Person: Lorrie Kelley, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)
T: +1 (208) 426-1606
E-mail: lkelley@boisestate.edu
  • Resident Tuition - US$1,147/semester
  • Nonresident Tuition - US$4,087/semester
  • Student Capacity: Limited to the number of clinical sites available. Approximately ten (10) students/year.
  • Program Date: September
  • Program Length: Nine (9) months
  • Prerequisites: AS or BS degree in radiologic sciences or equivalent.
Comment: Successful completion of the MRI program will result in a BS degree and/or certification of completion. 

 

Illinois
Northwestern Tech SMaRT
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL, USA
Website
Contact Person: Kelli Rockwell
smart@radiology.northwest.edu
Phone: +1 (312) 695-3737
Fax: +1 (312) 695-5645
Course Director: Charles Fasanati, RT(R)(MR)
Course Description: Tech SMaRT is a comprehensive magnetic resonance training program in cardiovascular imaging designed especially for the technologist. The four-day course consists of both lectures and hands-on scanning of volunteers. The topics discussed include: LV Function, RV Imaging, Resting Perfusion, Morphology/Black Blood, Cine, Aortic Imaging, Myocardial Viability, Grid Tagging, and Flow Quantification.

Bachelors degree 2 + 2 program in Radiology Information Services. There is also the option for a certificate for MRI classes and clinicals if a degree is not desired.

 
Southern Illinois University
Radiologic Sciences Program
Department of Health Care Professions
College of Applied Sciences and Arts
1365 Douglas Drive - MC#6615
Carbondale, IL 62901 USA
T: +1 (618) 453-7211
F: +1 (618) 453-7020
Contact Person: Robert Broomfield
E-mail: broomr@siu.edu
Website: http://www.siu.edu/~hcp/RADS/rads.html
  • Tuition: Access current information regarding tuition/fees and other University through our SIU University Web site at http://www.siuc.edu
  • Student Capacity: Twenty (20)
  • Program Length: Nine months (fall and spring)
  • Prerequisites: ARRT registered or registry eligible
Comment: Upon successful completion of the SIU University Core (General Education courses or equivalent) and the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography Specialization Option, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Sciences from Southern Illinois University.  

 

Iowa
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242 U.S.A.
T: +1 (319) 356-4332
F: +1 (319) 384-9574
http://www.radiology.uiowa.edu/radtech
Contact Person: Jean Eisenhauer, BS, RT(R), CV, CT, MR
E-mail: jean-eisenhauer@uiowa.edu
Phone: +1 (319) 356-8333
  • Tuition - US$1,800.00 (resident & nonresident)
  • Student Capacity: 2
  • Program Date: January
  • Program Length: 9-month MRI program
  • Prerequisites: High school transcript, minimum ACT scores of 18, radiology transcript, ARRT scores
 

 

Kansas
Hutchinson Community College
Davis Hall
815 North Walnut
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
T: +1 (620)665-3500     +1 (800) 289-3501
Website
Contact: info@hutchcc.edu
  • Program Date: September - MRI Physics I; January - MRI Physics II
  • Program Length: Nine (9) months commencing in Fall semester
Comment: The program includes both didactic and clinical education and is open to registered or registry eligible technologists. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the national registry examination. 

 

Kentucky
Lexington Community College
University of Kentucky
Department of Radiologic Technology
Lexington, Kentucky 40536 U.S.A.
T: +1 (859) 257-4872
  • Resident Tuition - US$74/credit
  • Nonresident Tuition - US$209/credit
  • Student Capacity: No limit
  • Program Date: September - MRI Physics I; January - MRI Physics II
  • Program Length: I and II run one full academic semester each
  • Prerequisites: AS or BS degree, recognized radiologic technology degree (ARRT, NMTCB, etc.), student currently enrolled in a radiologic technology program
Comment: Upon successful completion, the student will have obtained university credit hours. 

 

Massachusetts
Northeastern University
Department of Health & Science
259 Ryder Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
T: +1 (617) 373-2818
F: +1 (617) 373-2325
Contact Person: Valerie Lamb, Program Director
  • Resident Tuition - US$552
  • Student Capacity: No limit
  • Program Date: All academic quarters
  • Program Length: Academic semester (summer semester shorter)
  • Prerequisites: Registered radiographer or equivalent allied health professional (nurse, rad therapist, etc.), radiography student.
Comment: Students will not obtain certificate, but will obtain three (3) credit university credits.
Massasoit Community College
T: +1 (508) 588-9100
F: +1 (508) 427-1250
Contact Person: Nancy Sutcliffe, MRI Coordinator & Radiology Program Director (ext. 1784)
  • Tuition - US$800.00
  • Student Capacity: 27 without MRI experience. No limit with MRI experience.
  • Program Date: September
  • Program Length: Two (2) semesters, thirty (30) weeks
  • Prerequisites: ARRT or NMTCB registered
Comment: Students are assigned a clinical site. Brochures may be obtained by calling the admissions office at Massasoit Community College.

 

Michigan
Michigan State University
D-100 Clinical Center
138 Service Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
T: +1 (517) 353-5053
F: +1 (517) 432-4394
http://www.rad.msu.edu
Contact Person: Rex Miller, Senior Technologist MR
  • Tuition - US$3,000.00
  • Program Length: Nine (9) months
William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak
Department of Radiology
3601 W 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073-6769 U.S.A.
T: +1 (248) 898-1937
Website
For information on any of the programs, contact
Ann Sosnowski, Recruitment Coordinator
Telephone: 248.898.8047
E-mail: asosnowski@beaumont.edu
  • Tuition - US$750.00
  • Student Capacity: Three (3)
  • Program Date: July and January
  • Program Length: Six (6) months
  • Prerequisites: Registered R.T. or Registry eligible
Comment: This is a combination CT/MR program which includes didactic as well as clinical exposure. Clinical certification eligibility.

 

Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center
School of Allied Health
Division of Radiation Science Technology Education http://www.unmc.edu/AlliedHealth/rste
  • Degree: Bachelors degree to qualified candidates
  • Length of Program: 1 year
  • Courses are also offered through a distance education program
Contact Person: Adam J. Stevens, B.S., R(R)(CT)(MR)
T: +1 (402) 559-2495
E-mail: ajstevens@unmc.edu
Distance Program Contact Person: Karen Nichols
T: +1 (402) 559-6998
E-mail: kfnichols@unmc.edu

 

New Jersey
Cumberland County College
3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360 USA
T: +1 (856) 691-8600 x1418
Website: www.cccnj.edu/allied-health/mri-program
Contact Person: Joanne Salvatore B.S.,R.T. (R)(M)
E-mail: jsalvatore@cccnj.edu
View program details and download the application on their website.

 

New York
Long Island University/C.W. Post Campus
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300 USA
T: +1 (516) 299-3075
F: +1 (516) 299-3081
Website: www.liu.edu
Contact Person: James Joyce
E-mail: radtech@liu.edu
  • Tuition - US$609.00 per credit
  • Student Capacity: Ten (10)
  • Program Length: 18 credits during 12 months
  • Prerequisites: Must be a ARRT registered in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy
Comment: The required courses do include a clinical rotation on MRI. Baccalaureate program with MRI curriculum is available.
 
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Medical Imaging Sciences Program
750 E. Adams Street
Syracuse, New York 13210
T: +1 (315) 464-6929
http://www.upstate.edu/chp/xray/
Contact Person: David Clemente, Director
E-mail: clementde@mail.upstate.edu
Comment: The Medical Imaging Sciences program offers a 6-semester B.S. degree in Medical Radiography plus Computed Tomography (C.T.) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (M.R.I). The program is delivered in 21 to 24 months of highly intensive classroom and clinical education. A twelve-month Bachelor of Professional Studies degree allows graduates from radiography programs who possess an Associates degree the opportunity to pursue their education in either Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

 

Ohio
Cleveland Clinic, School of Diagnostic Imaging
MRI/CT Program
18701 Lake Shore Boulevard
Euclid, Ohio 44119
Program Coordinator: Jackie M. Turk, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)(CT)
Phone: +1 (216) 692-7523
e-mail: jturk@ccf.org
Website: www.clevelandclinic.org/sodi
The School of Diagnotic Imaging's MRI/CT Program offers individual courses as well as clinical course component for technologist's seeking MRI or CT certification. Please refer to our website for additional information.
 
Kent State University-Salem Campus
2491 State Route 45 South
Salem, Ohio 44460 USA
Phone: +1 (330) 332-0361
For application and admission into the program contact Jan Gibson.
 
Kettering College of Medical Arts
3737 Southern Boulevard
Kettering, Ohio 45429 U.S.A.
T: +1 (800) 433-5262
F: +1 (937) 296-4238
Contact Person: Larry Bencke
E-mail: Larry_Bencke@Ketthealth.com
Comment: Program information is not available at this time due to program restructuring. For more information, contact the institution by telephone, fax, or e-mail.
 
The Ohio State University Medical Center
214 E. Doan Hall, Radiology
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Program Name: MRI Educational Program
Program Director: Ashok Saraswat, M.S.,B.Ed., R.T. (R) (MR)
Phone: 614.293.3367
E-Mail: saraswat-1@medctr.osu.edu
Medical director: Wayne Slone, M.D.
Website
...or simply visit "www.radiology.osu.edu" and click on Technologists' Programs to get to the MRI Program website.
  • Tuition: $4000.00
  • Current Student Capacity: 7
  • Program Start Date: Last Monday of June
  • Program End Date: First Friday of the following June
  • Program Length: Approximately 12 Months
  • Program Hours: Monday to Thursday 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM ( Friday and Weekends off)
  • Admission Requirements: Registered or registry eligible Radiologic Technologist (ARRT or equivalent), Nuclear Medicine Technologist (ARRT, NMTCB or equivalent), or Radiation Therapy Technologist (ARRT or equivalent). Prior MRI clinical observation or educational experience preferred. The program offers a minimum of 350 hours of didactic and 1000 hours of clinical education. MRI Educational Program follows the MRI curriculum recommended by the 1998 joint curriculum committee of SMRT and AERS. Upon completion trainees obtain a completion certificate from the hospital, and are eligible to take MR Registry examination to become a registered MR Technologist. The 12 month program consists of clinical, research, and classroom education conducted by the division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Our three-part mission of patient care, teaching, and research sets us apart from the rest MRI facilities within central and southeastern Ohio.
 

 

Oklahoma
Autry Technology Center
1201 West Willow
Enid, OK 73703-2598 USA
T: +1 (580) 242-2750
F: +1 (580) 233-8262
http://www.autrytech.com/ft_mri.html
Comments: MRI Training is an eight-month program covering physics, anatomy, patient care and safety procedures for performing an MRI, structured in an independent self-study format. A minimum of 600 clinical hours (20 hours/week) will be provided with an experienced MRI Technologist. Clinical objectives meet year 2000 American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) MRI examination requirements. Minimum requirements: ARRT Registered Radiographer, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy Technologist. (For additional MRI information see www.arrt.org).

 

Pennsylvania
Community College of Allegheny County
Boyce Campus or Allegheny Campus
595 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA 15146-1395 U.S.A.
T: +1 (724) 325-6734
F: +1 (724) 356-6701
Contact Person: August B. Kellermann III, R.T.(R), M.S., Professor and Program Director
E-mail: akellerm@ccac.edu
Website: http://www.ccac.edu
  • Tuition - By school credit hour (Please call for info +1 (724) 325-6674
  • Program Date: Once a year starting fall semester (application deadline August 7th)
  • Program Length: Six (6) months
  • Prerequisites: Qualified individuals must be certified by the ARRT in order to apply for admission. The MRI program requires RTR(R), RTR(T), or RTR(N). Candidate must complete application forms and must register for each course sequentially. Must possess CPR certification.
Comment: Courses are offered during the evenings and weekends at both campuses. Clinical experiences are day, evening, and weekends.
 
Imaging Education Associates @ Westlakes
1055 Westlakes Drive, Suite 300
Berwyn, PA 19312
Office Phone: (610) 727-4174
Office Fax: (610) 727-4348
Web Address: www.imaginged.com

PO Box Address:
PO Box 2185
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania 19061

Program Director:
Carolyn Kaut Roth, RT (R)(MR)(CT)(M)(CV) FSMRT candi@imaginged.com

Contact Persons:
Virtual Courses: Pat Kaut, Virtual Courseware Production & Administration pat@imaginged.com
Live Courses: Amy Chopda, Live Course Administration amy@imaginged.com

Clinical affiliates: For the technologist who requires clinical training in MRI (CT, limited Mammography),… Imaging Education Associates has partnered with several imaging centers including:

Christiana Care Imaging Services, Newark, DE (MRI & CT)
Delaware County Hospital, Upper Darby, PA (CT with limited MRI)
Cape Regional Hospital, Cape May Courthouse, NJ (MRI only)

Course Affiliations: For technologists who would like to study MRI (CT, Mammography or Ultrasound) in locations other than Pennsylvania… Imaging Education Associates has partnered with everal programs across the country including schools in:

Christiana Care Imaging Services, Newark, DE Mammography Course
Cape Regional Hospital, Cape May Courthouse, NJ MRI Course
Delaware County Hospital, Upper Darby, PA CT Course
Crozer- Chester Hospital, Chester, PA Sonography
SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rockport, IL MRI, CT and coming soon Mammography courses
Middlesex County Community Colege, Edison, NJ CT Course
Johnson College, Scranton, PA MRI, CT and coming soon Mammography courses
Bellin College, Green Bay WI MRI and coming soon Mammography courses
Institute of Healthcare Professionals, West Palm Beach, FL CT Course
Cumberland County Community College, Vineland, NJ MRI, CT and coming soon Mammography courses

Course Offerings: These education programs were initially founded in 2006 for the RT who is interested in becoming certified in an advanced imaging modality. Courses are conveniently offered evenings & weekends for the working technologist.

  • Live Courses (Offered evenings or weekends) These live courses include: Didactic components - evening sessions (Tuesday evenings) or weekend sessions (Saturdays) convenient for the working RT. Clinical rotations include 2 – 4 days (or evenings) per week to acquire the clinical components required to take the advanced level examinations in the modality (MRI, CT, Mammography) (based on the availability of the attendee)
    • 4 month ‘Accelerated’ Internship (MRI or CT) Offered spring (March – June) & fall (September – December) in PA (clinical @ Christiana Imaging in DE and also Delaware County Hospital in PA) and also Offered Summer in NJ (clinical @ Cape Regional in NJ). These courses combine didactic components (live lectures plus virtual lectures) with clinical training (hands-on) for the RT who is interested in studying advanced modalities.
    • Weekend Registry Review Courses in MRI & CT: Offered Spring and Fall in PA, these weekend registry review provide an overview of the principles and applications for MRI or CT as they pertain to the content specifications for the advanced level examinations (MRI boards or CT boards)
    • Coming soon… One week MR Mammography courses in DE. These one week courses provide the mammographer with information about MR Mamography (including: principles of MR, MR safety and clinical applications for breast MRI).
  • Virtual courses (Offered on-line and on-demand for the working RT) These on-line courses include: 12 topics. Each ‘topic” includes 3 video lectures with handouts (6 on 1 color pdf of slides within the video lecture), worksheets (3 on 1 b&w handouts for note taking), post test (for category “A” con-ed credits) and discussion forum for posting questions.
    • Virtual MRI Course (includes 12 topics PLUS bonus videos)
    • Virtual CT Course (includes 12 topics PLUS bonus videos)
    • Virtual Ultrasound (Sonography) (Includes 12 topics to include information for the physics boards, abdomen boards and breast boards by ARDMS) *OBGYN components are currently under construction
    • Mammography (Includes 12 topics to include the 40 hours of lectures (also the 8 hours of digital mammography and/or 12 hours of analog (film/screen) mammography. These lectures meet the federal standards by the Mammography Quality Assurance Standards (MQSA standards) for the technologist who would like to qualify to become a mammographer *Several mammography lecture components are currently under construction.
Tuition: Course fees vary with the type of course (by check or by credit card). Payment plans are available.
 
Thomas Jefferson University
MRI Program
Department of Radiologic Sciences
Jefferson School of Health Professions
901 Walnut Street, Suite 716
Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

Office of Admissions
Jefferson School of Health Professions
130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Website
Alternate website

Program Director:
Richard H. Weening, PhD, RT(R)(CT)(MR), FAEIRS
Telephone: 215-503-0059
Fax: 215-503-1031
Email: richard.weening@jefferson.edu
Admissions Officer: Tammi Wrice, M.Ed.
Telephone: 215-503-1043
Toll Free: 1-877-533-3247
Email: tammi.wrice@jefferson.edu

 Student Capacity: 30
Program Dates: September through August (full-time, full-year program)
Prerequisite Course Requirements (50 Semester Credits):
Anatomy & Physiology w/lab – 8 Semester Credits
College Physics w/lab – 8 Semester Credits
College Chemistry w/lab – 8 Semester Credits
Mathematics (College Algebra & Higher Level Math) – 6 Semester Credits
Statistics – 3 Semester Credits
English (English Composition & English Elective) – 6 Semester Credits
Medical Terminology* - 3 Semester Credits
Electives – 8 Semester Credits
*for students without health professions background

A Background Check and Child Abuse Clearance are required. Additionally, there are specific Technical Standards that students must be able to meet in order to enter the MRI program.

Tuition: $29,337 per year (2013-2014)

Application Fee: $25

Programs: The following MRI programs are full-time and lead to a BS degree in Radiologic Sciences:
1. Two-year Multi-competency (MC) Programs (MRI & 2nd modality)
2. One-year Advanced Placement (AP) Program - for students who have a baccalaureate degree and prerequisite coursework or for students who have a health professions certification and prerequisite coursework.


 

South Carolina
Greenville Technical College
P.O. Box 5616 Greenville, SC 29606-5616 U.S.A.
T: +1 (864) 250-8045
F: +1 (864) 250-8462
Contact Person: Pamela Anthony, RT(R)(MR), Program Coordinator
Email: pam.anthony@gvltec.edu
http://gvltec.edu/mri
  • Student Capacity: Twenty eight (28)
  • Program Date: August
  • Program Length: Nine (9) months full time (33 credit hours)
  • Prerequisites: Registered by ARRT (any discipline)
Comment: Established in 1995, this program prepares students in the use of high magnetic fields and radio frequencies to obtain cross-sectional anatomical images of the human body.

This program includes both didactic and clinical education. All didactic courses are offered online and include: MR specific – physics, instrumentation, patient care, MRI safety, imaging procedures, data acquisition and processing, physical principles of image formation and cross-sectional anatomy. Computer with internet access is required. The clinical component totals 495 contact hours (18 hours/week) utilizing various approved clinical sites. Additional clinical sites may be established as needed.

Upon successful completion of this certificate program, graduates are eligible to challenge the ARRT Post-Primary Registry in MRI. Call for information.


 

Tennessee
Chattanooga Imaging & Associates in Diagnostic Radiology
9005 Jenny Lynn Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421 U.S.A.
T: +1 (423) 894-7214
F: +1 (423) 894-7214
Contact Person: Bill Faulkner, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)
E-mail: faulkner@chattanooga.net
Program Information Online
Category A Credits Online
  • Tuition: US$850.00
  • Student Capacity: Twenty (20)
  • Program Date: Various times during the year
  • Program Length: 4 days
  • Prerequisites: None
Comment: Basic MRI/Registry review program. 32 hours Category A credit. Tuition includes textbook and other materials. DOES NOT include travel and living expenses.

 

Texas
El Centro College
Dallas, TX, USA
Website
Contact Person: Joan Alaine Becker
+1 (214) 860-2236
jabecker@dcccd.edu
  • Tuition: US$2,700.00
  • Program Length: Two (2) years or 1 year advanced certificate program
  • Prerequisites: High school graduate with university prerequisites completed or ARRT registered
Comments: Upon successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the ARRT advanced level exam in MRI.
 
Galveston College/University of Texas Medical Branch
4015 Avenue Q
Galveston, TX 77550 U.S.A.
T: +1 (409) 763-6551 Ext. 387
F: +1 (409) 762-9367
Contact Person: Elizabeth K. Michel, Dean of Health Occupations
  • Tuition: US$1,000.00 (24 credit hours - two semesters)
  • Student Capacity: Twenty (20)
  • Program Date: Fall of each year
  • Program Length: 32 weeks
  • Prerequisites: Must be ARRT registered or CNMT
Comment: The two semesters will include tomographic anatomy, methodology, clinical courses, physics, instrumentation. Small classes. Clinical in large teaching institution. Dormitory and financial aid available.
 
JPS Institute for Health Career Development
2400 Circle Drive
Ft. Worth, TX 76119 U.S.A.
T: +1 (817) 920-7380, Ext. 2990
F: +1 (817) 536-3812
Contact Person: Byron D. Lancaster, B.A., R.T.(R)(MR)
  • Tuition: US$2,500.00 (56 clock hours/Cat. "A" A.S.R.T. CE credits) 7 Saturday classes
  • Student Capacity: Thirteen (13) per program
  • Program Date: Twice per year
  • Program Length: (Classroom 7 months/including clinicals up to 9 months)
  • Prerequisites: Must be ARRT registered or registry eligible
 
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
School of Health Professions
Diagnostic Imaging Program
1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 2
Houston, TX 77030-4009
(713)792-3455
Program Director: William Undie, Ed.D., MBA, RT(R)(T)
Education Coordinator: Sonja K. Robb-Belville, MSRS, RT(R)(MR)
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center’s School of Health Professions offers a bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Imaging with an emphasis in MRI. There are two points of entry to this program.
  • A three year program, with entry at the sophomore level. In this three-year track, the Diagnostic Imaging program thoroughly prepares students to meet the technical, managerial, and academic challenges and opportunities of a career in diagnostic imaging.
  • A flexible full-time (one year) or part-time (two year) track with entry at the senior level is available for ARRT/NMTCB/ARDMS certified technologists.
    In-state tuition: approximately $8000/year of full-time study
    Student capacity: 15
    Program start: Fall semester
    Application deadline: April 15
    Pre-requisites: See website

 

Utah
University of Utah Health Care
Hospitals and Clinics
Department of Radiology
30 N. 1900 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132
T: 801-585-6753
F: 801-581-2414
Contact person: Marlene Johnson, Technology Program Administrator
Tuition: $2,500.00
Capacity: Seven(7)
Program Date: July and January
Program Length: 6 months
Prerequisites: ARRT, eligible, NMTCB or other health care certification. web: http://www.uuhsc.utah.edu/rad/mritech.html
 
Weber State University
3925 University Circle
Ogden, Utah 84408-3925 U.S.A.
T: +1 (801) 626-7156
or +1 (801) 848-7770 Ext. 7156
F: +1 (801) 626-7966
Contact Person: Robert Walker, Ph.D.
  • Tuition: US$1,000.00/semester
  • Student Capacity: Eighteen (18)
  • Program Date: September
  • Program Length: One (1) year
  • Prerequisites: Must be ARRT registered/registry eligible
Comment: This program offers rotations at ten (10) clinical sites which expose students to a range of magnet styles and their usage for clinical and research procedures. Course work is a comprehensive program which includes course work in scanning techniques, instrumentation, patient care, physics, and pharmacology. This program is attractive for students who would like to obtain their BS using credits for MR course work. They also may complete this degree in independent studies.

 

Virginia
University of Virginia
Educational Programs in Medical Imaging Technologies

Radiology
PO Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA 22908 U.S.A.
T: +1 (434) 982-1563
F: +1 (434 982-0626
E-mail: gds7x@virginia.edu
Website
Contact Person: Gina Christopher, R.T.(R)(T)(CT), Educational Director
  • Tuition: MRI Program: US$1,000.00 CT Program: : US$1,000.00
Comment: Admission requirements: A candidate for admission must be registered by the ARRT, or be registry eligible and must have a license to practice radiologic technology in Virginia. A completed application, all educational transcripts, and clinical grades or status report from an accredited Program of Radiography attended must be submitted. Acceptance is determined by academic achievement, clinical experience and expertise, personal interview, and recommendations. Please visit Web site listed above for more information.

 

West Virginia
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program at
The Center for Advanced Imaging at West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV
Website: http://www.wvuhradtech.com/mri.htm
Contact Person: Brad Holben BS, RT(R)(MR)
MRI Education Program Coordinator
West Virginia University Hospitals
PO Box 8062 Morgantown, WV 26506
(P): 304.293.8802
(F): 304.598.6410
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program at WVU's Center for Advanced Imaging is a 12- month certificate program offering comprehensive didactic & clinical education in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Successful completion qualifies graduates as eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.) primary certification exam in MRI pending A.R. 

 

Wisconsin
Medical Technology
Management Institute (MTMI)
P.O. Box 26337
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0037 U.S.A.
T: +1 (800) 765-6864
 or +1 (414) 774-2233
F: +1 (414) 774-8498
E-mail: custservice@mtmi.net
Website: http://www.mtmi.net
Contact Person: J. Ed Barnes
  • Tuition: Two-week course: US$995.00 (MTMI members US$975.00) One-week course: US$595.00 (MTMI members US$575.00) Clinical Training: US$495/week (MTMI members US$475.00)
  • Student Capacity: None
  • Program Date: Various dates offered. Call MTMI for schedule.
  • Program Length: Two (2) weeks (first and second week can be taken separately). 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Comment: 72 hours Category A credit for the two-week course. 36 hours Category A credit for the one-week course. Independent MRI studies material available (38 titles). MRMI Regional Seminars offered in many states (call MTMI for topics and locations).
 
University of Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences Diagnostic Imaging Online
Website: http://flex.wisconsin.edu/degrees-programs/diagnostic-imaging/

 

Self Study Registry Review
Medical Imaging Consultants, Inc.
of West Paterson, NJ
We are delighted to offer the only comprehensive, professional home study review courses available in MRI and CT. The programs are ideal for technologists preparing for the ARRT registry exams. We stand behind these programs by guaranteeing that technologists who successfully complete either program will pass the ARRT exam or receive a complete tuition refund. These programs have received strong institutional endorsements by equipment manufacturers contrast media industries as well as professional organizations.

The MR Registry Review Program consists of 12 modular chapters, each containing 20-35 pages of descriptive text, images, illustrations and summaries which strictly adhere to the Content Specifications for the Advanced Level Exam in MRI published by the ARRT. In addition, each module concludes with a thought-provoking 40 question quiz. The program begins with a basic review of the physics of MRI and then goes on to cover spatial localization, image reconstruction, instrumentation, advanced imaging methods including fast imaging techniques and MR angiography, the patient exam, essential anatomy, imaging strategies, safety and image artifacts. Technologists can earn up to 24 Category A Continuing Education credits in this program. The entire course requires only 20 hours of study time.

The CT Registry Review Program consists of 8 modules, each containing 25-45 pages. The CT program allows technologists to earn up to 16 Category A credits and requires 14 hours of study time. The program is structured and is conducted in the same manner as our MRI review course.

After completing each quiz, the answer sheet is returned to Medical Imaging Consultants for confidential grading. In response, the student receives customized feedback on the complete results of each quiz. Students also receive Study Guidelines which offer detailed explanations to the answers of every quiz question and which use the quiz results to direct the student to areas within the program which require further study. Medical Imaging Consultants will automatically register the credits you earn from these programs with the ASRT if you are enrolled in the ASRT's ECE program.

The primary advantages of these homestudy programs are that students can study at their own pace and convenience, they receive detailed feedback on the progress of their study efforts, they are not required to take leave from work or use up vacation or weekend time, and the programs do not include any irrelevant or highly technical information - they only present information relevant to the ARRT exam. Furthermore, the complete program tuition can be less than the fee for a 2-day seminar program and requires no additional funds for travel, hotel and meal expenses normally associated with traditional seminar programs.

Our programs have received peer review by physicians and technologists, have received ASRT Category A accreditation and have been developed by expert educators and graphic designers to give you the most professional program available in MRI and CT.

We offer discounted tuition rates to technologists taking the next ARRT exam or who enroll in groups of 2 or more. To receive your free detailed information kit call Philip A. Femano, Ph.D. at 800-589-5685, or send him mail at drphil@aol.com.