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College-Approved Certificate Program
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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The MRI Certificate Program at Massasoit Community College offers the imaging technologist the opportunity for professional and personal advancement in the medical imaging profession. Courses provided in the MRI Certificate Program are designed to prepare students to fully comprehend the basic physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the basic concept and various techniques associated with it, along with all necessary environment/department.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the MRI Certificate Program is limited to:
1. ARRT Registered Technologists. A copy of your ARRT card must be provided with your application for admission.
2. Board certified radiation therapists, ultrasonagraphers and nuclear medicine technologists (ARRT, NMTCB and ARDMS certified). A copy of your certification card must be provided with your application for admission.
3. Submit one (1) letter of reference. One (1) letter in your behalf stating why you would be a good candidate for the program.
4. Submit documentation of high school graduation or GED completion (transcript or diploma). All foreign high school transcripts must be evaluated.
5. Submit all official college transcripts from other institutions attended.

Admission into Program
Upon acceptance into the MRI program, you will receive an informational packet from the MRI program coordinator. The packet will include your clinical affiliation assignment and forms that must be completed before September. The following requirements must be met to complete your acceptance.
1. Physical exam by your personal physician. (Can be within the last six months)
2. Proof of immunizations:
a) Tetnus, Diptheria (Td) booster within ten years.
b) Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR).
c) Hepatitis B Vaccine Series
d) Chicken Pox Screen Text
3. CPR certification
4. C.O.R.I. / S.O.R.I. check

Program Goals

  • Provide advanced-level study of the requisite knowledge and skills for medical imaging professionals to prepare them to assume the positions as magnetic resonance imaging technologists.
  • Provide a vehicle for upward mobility for medical imaging professionals by enabling them to acquire advanced education to increase the scope of their professional responsibilities and capabilities.
  • Provide the requisite knowledge and skills to better support MRI centers and patients acquiring MRI studies.
  • Prepare MRI technologists, who are not registered by the ARRT, with the requisite knowledge and skills to do so.

*The MRI program does not give you the opportunity to obtain competency examinations required by the ARRT to sit for the registry.
Competency examinations must be obtained once employed in a MRI department.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Semester One
Credits
Semester Two
Credits
Introduction to MRI (RADT312)
2
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (RADT308)
2
Multi-Planar Sectional Anatomy (RADT313)
2
Multi-Planar Sectional Pathology (RADT309)
2
*MRI Clinical Experience I (RADT305)
  (4 hours per week)
1
*MRI Clinical Experience II (RADT306)
  (4 hours per week)
1
*Clinical is waived for current MRI technologists with proof of employment.
This program awards a College-Approved Certificate upon completion of 6 courses and 10 credits.
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