MR Training Programs Around the World

MR Training Programs

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


The Centre for Advanced Imaging
University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia
T: +61 7 3365 1785
F: +61 7 3365 3833

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
Professional Development Short Courses in Magnetic Resonance

Monash University
Victoria, Australia
Telephone: 9902 6011
(Outside Australia) +61 3 9902 6011

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:


British Columbia Institute of Technology
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3H2
Phone: +1 604-434-5734

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
or contact: Euclid Seeram
Phone: +1 604-432-8231
Toll free: +1-800-663-6592

Fanshawe College
London, Ontario

Coordinator: Liz Lorusso, MRT(R), MRT (MR), B Appl Sc.
T: (519) 452-4430 ext. 2042
Program Website

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
As a professional currently practising Medical Radiation Technologist in the Nuclear Medicine, Radiography or Radiation Therapy or Ultrasound disciplines, you probably already have command of an impressive skill-set. Your skills are valuable, in demand, and relied upon for accurate diagnosing. Lives are at stake, and the powerful tools used in the diagnostic field require highly-skilled and highly trained specialists. If you’re intrigued by taking your already dynamic skill-set to a higher level, expand your career potenial with Fanshawe’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program.
The most alluring aspect of this program is its flexibility. We understand you’re busy. That’s why the MRI program is a hybrid face-to-face/online format, so you’ll be able to maintain your employment while expanding your career potential as a future MRI technologist. You’ll combine in-class meetings one day per week with online learning activities, and following completion of two 16-week semesters, you’ll participate in a 16-week clinical practicum at an affiliated hospital site.
Plus, if you’re already employed or being sponsored by a site, you might be eligible for first priority to do your clinical practicum placement there. Along the way, you’ll prepare to write the MRI National Certification Examinations as set by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). The MRI program is also fully accredited by the Canadian Medical Association and recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

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
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

For details on our MRI/S Program for Technologists, please visit

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: 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

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:
2nd Discipline NAIT:


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


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 practical 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 Radiologist; 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 responsibility of patient and take on responsibility of MR site; Be spokestechnician / manager MR of medical maintenance technician, collaborate with Health Physicist Section about MR scanner quality control and about new of technologies implemented 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-processing 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 technologies, in order to up grade his own compensation and professional équipe.

Course organization / set-up and lesson plan:
– December: selection (test with multiple choice questions concerning MRI subject)
– from January 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 and 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 happen entirely in AOUCareggi Hospital:
– MRI sites
– Frontal lessons
– Laboratories with latest generation MRI simulator

Apprenticeship on MRI sites organised as show below:
– 1 week half June – half September (except August)
– 1 week November – December (except Christmas holidays)
– Laboratories take place on 3rd week on January (following year)

United Kingdom

Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, UK

Dr Catherine Westbrook
Course Leader MSC MRI
Anglia Ruskin University

Master of Science Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
(Interim awards at post-graduate diploma and post-graduate certificate level are also possible)

This course is one of the longest running MSc MRI courses in the world. Established in 1995 and run by Dr Catherine Westbrook and John Talbot, leading MRI experts in MRI education, this two year distance learning course will give you cutting edge knowledge of the subject to take your career to the next level.

It is designed with you, the practitioner, in mind. It will help you develop as a critically aware and reflective MRI professional who is able to competently apply theory to your practice. The course will also help you push forward research and development in the imaging profession, preparing you for the production of published work and significant research in the field.

The course is delivered entirely online so you can mould your course around your career and family commitments. You learn via several innovative educational initiatives specifically designed by the course team. These include webinars, e-presentations, and interactive activities with other students. You can also access our digital library and a wide range of resources and other materials.

For more information please visit or contact the course leader.

United States


West Coast Ultrasound Institute
Phoenix Branch Campus
4250 E. Camelback Road, Building K – 190
Phoenix, AZ
Phone: (602) 954-3834

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


Arkansas State University
Jonesboro Campus
P.O. Box 910
State University, AR 72467
Phone: (870) 972-3073

MRI Program Director:
Cheryl DuBose, EdD, RT(R)(MR)(CT)(QM), MRSO
Phone: (870) 972-2772

Application deadline: April 1st
Program length: 14 months (June start date)
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences – MRI concentration

The MRI program consists of didactic and clinical coursework. Graduation with the BSRS degree requires completion of all general education and pre-requisite coursework. The MRI program is JRCERT accredited and prepares students to sit for the ARRT exam in magnetic resonance imaging. Current tuition and fees may be found at: Institutional scholarships are available for qualified individuals.


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

Program Director: Simone Quinto, A.S., ARMRIT
Phone: 818-785-2726

Associate of Science, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Students study at our Van Nuys campus 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.

About the program:
Degree status: The Casa Loma College MRI Program accredited by ARMRIT and nationally accredited by ABHES. The associate degree 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 was developed for the adult learner, running six semesters, with core courses scheduled on Saturdays, and general education courses via online delivery providing students greater flexibility. Throughout the program students are introduced to hands on clinical imaging, patient care, and practicum. To further develop our student’s clinical skills, the last two semesters are spent in a Clinical Externship. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills to sit for both the ARMRIT and ARRT Certification Exams.

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: Kate Cockrill, MA, RT(R)(MR)


Special Imaging Technology Certificate Program in CT/MRI:

  • The Special Imaging program is full-time for each quarter. The cost for the program is subject to change. Since this is a certificate program, financial aid is not available for the CT or MRI certificate programs.
  • Student Capacity: 10-14 students
  • Program Start Date: End of September for CT or CT and MRI combined. Either end of September or end of March for MRI alone.
  • Program Length: Six (6) months or two (2) quarters for CT or MRI alone. Twelve (12) months or four (4) quarters for CT and MRI combined.
  • Admission Requirements: ARRT and CRT (California) registered radiologic technologist, Current CPR certification, A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in all didactic and clinical coursework. Each student must complete all clinical requirements and class work, including assignments, quizzes, and exams. Venipuncture is highly recommended but can be provided in the program. Current required vaccinations by program start date. A minimum of 12 hours of observation in each modality of interest.

Comments: Students have the option to take both CT and MRI together as a single 12-month (four quarters) program, or the CT or MRI alone as an individual 6-month (two quarters) program. Any option results in the student receiving a University certificate in the modality of choice. If you are interested in getting your Bachelor’s degree with a CT and/or MRI emphasis, visit our BSRS page.

Any option is a full-time, 40 hour-per-week program, which includes didactic and clinical experience.

Clinical involves four (4), eight (8) hour days per week.

Classes are scheduled for one day per week and may require the student to be on campus. There are no arrangements for part-time or evening status.

Students will experience hands on training in their chosen modality.

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

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


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

  • 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:


Palm Beach Community College
3160 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 USA
Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) MR program

  • 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


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

  • 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.


Indiana University Kokomo (IUK)
B.S. Medical Imaging Technology
Concentration: MRI
Delivery method: Hybrid

Approved by the ARRT for primary pathway.

Prerequisite: Students must hold a certification in a medical imaging related field.

For more information visit:


Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s NM Academy
Chicago, IL, USA
Contact Person: Marci Messina
Phone: +1 (312)694-2517
Fax: +1 (312)694-9606
Course Director: Marci Messina R.T.(R)(MR)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Post-Primary Certification Training Program
Student Capacity: 3
Tuition: $3,500
Program Length: 5 month full time or 10 month part time
Program start date: January and July
Program Prerequisite is ARRT, ARDMS, or NMTCB credentials

Northwestern Tech SMaRT
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL, USA
Contact Person: Kelli Rockwell
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.

Rush University
College of Health Sciences
Imaging Sciences Program
600 S Paulina St
Chicago, IL, USA

The Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences program at Rush University prepares students for a career in the imaging sciences field by providing them the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of medical imaging sciences, while completing a unique hybrid program featuring online, on-campus and clinical experiences. Students complete 1,000 hours of clinical practice to allow them to gain the experience they need to succeed in the medical imaging field. This program is customizable, as some students start with previous experience in imaging sciences and others are entry-level and in need of preparation for licensure. Medical imaging technologists perform imaging examinations that aid in the diagnosis, intervention and treatment of diseases and medical conditions.

The Imaging Sciences program is committed to offering the highest quality of education through formal didactic and state-of-the-art clinical experiences essential in the preparation of advanced-level imaging science professionals. The program seeks to enroll a diverse student body in order to promote its values of diversity and inclusion.

South Suburban College
15800 S. State St.
South Holland, Illinois 60473


Contact Person: Kimberly Marks MSEd RT (R)(MRI)
Phone: 708-596-2000 ext. 2261

Students applying to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program must be registered as a RT(R) in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) and must possess either an AAS or BA/BS degree in Radiologic Technology. The MRI Program at South Suburban College is a four (4) semester program starting with the summer semester and ending the following summer semester. The program provides didactic classroom and clinical instruction. The clinical portion of the program consists of an orientation to the clinical aspects of MRI, demonstration of the use of the equipment, and an opportunity to participate under close supervision in actual MRI procedures. Although the program is offered as an evening option, the clinical rotation will be scheduled during the day at most of the clinical sites. Student graduate with a Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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

  • Tuition: Access current information regarding tuition/fees and other University through our SIU University Web site at
  • 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.


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
Contact Person: Jean Eisenhauer, BS, RT(R), CV, CT, MR
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


Hutchinson Community College
Davis Hall
815 North Walnut
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
T: +1 (620)665-3500     +1 (800) 289-3501

  • 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.


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.


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 State University
D-100 Clinical Center
138 Service Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
T: +1 (517) 353-5053
F: +1 (517) 432-4394
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
For information on any of the programs, contact
Ann Sosnowski, Recruitment Coordinator
Telephone: 248.898.8047

  • 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.


University of Mississippi Medical Center
School of Health Related Professions
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
T: 601-984-4444
F: 601-815-1717
Program Director: Asher Street, DHA, RT(R)(MR), MRSO

Program Length: 12 months
Admission requirements:
Application Deadline: April 1
Degree awarded: Master of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program in UMMC’s School of Health Related Professions develops clinically competent MRI technologists through comprehensive classroom and clinical education, providing the necessary skills for career advancement and professional growth. The MSMRI program is accredited by the JRCERT and prepares students to take the examination for certification offered by the ARRT. Students are exposed to traditional didactic courses, clinical rotations, and are expected to produce a research project suitable for a graduate level student.

Students who satisfactorily complete all the program requirements will be awarded the Master of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging from the University of Mississippi.


University of Nebraska Medical Center
School of Allied Health
Division of Radiation Science Technology Education

  • 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
Distance Program Contact Person: Karen Nichols
T: +1 (402) 559-6998

New Jersey

Cumberland County College
3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360 USA
T: +1 (856) 691-8600 x1418
Contact Person: Joanne Salvatore B.S.,R.T. (R)(M)

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
Contact Person: James Joyce

  • 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
Contact Person: Mark Spooner, BPS, RT(R)(CT)(MR)MRSO(MRSCTM)
Instructor and Clinical Coordinator
Medical Imaging Sciences/MRI Program

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).


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

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

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
Medical director: Wayne Slone, M.D.
…or simply visit “” 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.

University of Cincinnati
Advanced Medical Imaging Technology Program
College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Clinical and Health Information Sciences
Cincinnati, OH
Contact person: Barry Southers
Contact E-mail:
Program Website
Phone: 513-558-7415
Fax: 513-558-4009

Program information: The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology program (AMIT) presents a new concept in the field of diagnostic medical imaging education. Traditionally, students were offered programs enabling them to specialize in a single diagnostic medical imaging modality. Most programs were housed within a certificate or associate degree program that were 12-24 months in length. The AMIT Bachelor’s degree program offers a multi-credentialed medical imaging curriculum.


Autry Technology Center
1201 West Willow
Enid, OK 73703-2598 USA
T: +1 (580) 242-2750
F: +1 (580) 233-8262

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


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

  • 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:

PO Box Address:
PO Box 2185
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania 19061

Program Director:
Carolyn Kaut Roth, RT (R)(MR)(CT)(M)(CV) FSMRT

Contact Persons:
Virtual Courses: Pat Kaut, Virtual Courseware Production & Administration
Live Courses: Amy Chopda, Live Course Administration

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
Alternate website

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

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

  • 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.


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)
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.


El Centro College
Dallas, TX, USA
Contact Person: Joan Alaine Becker
+1 (214) 860-2236

  • 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
Program Director: William Undie, Ed.D., MBA, RT(R)(T)
Education Coordinator: Sonja K. Boiteaux, MSRS, RT(R)(MR), MRSO

The UT MD Anderson 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 full-time, one-year track with entry at the senior level is available for ARRT/NMTCB certified technologists or ARRT/ARDMS sonographers.
    In-state tuition: approximately $1850 for 15 Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
    Student capacity: 15
    Program start: Fall semester
    Application deadline: May 1
    Pre-requisites: See website


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:

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.


University of Virginia
Educational Programs in Medical Imaging Technologies

PO Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA 22908 U.S.A.
T: +1 (434) 982-1563
F: +1 (434 982-0626
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
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.


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
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

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