MR Training Programs Around the World

MR Training Programs

The ISMRT 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.
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