MRI Technologist

MRI Technologist Scanning Patient
MRI Technologist Training Program Details

The MRI program is designed to prepare our students for a career in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI Technologists are allied health professionals who use specialized MRI equipment to visualize the internal structures of the human body. They interface with patients, radiologists, and other medical staff to deliver a highly technical service to their communities.

In this program, students will learn how to perform patient examinations using MRI equipment, under the guidelines set by radiologists and ordered by physicians. This comprehensive training program will include classroom instruction, clinical hours, and a clinical internship. The internship is an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in a real work environment.

Clinical Internship

The MRI Technologist program requires students to complete a mandatory 600-hour clinical internship. Students will be placed at a clinical site by the AIMS Internship Department. The internship is designed to provide practical training in a real work environment; students will have a mentor who trains and guides them. Students are not permitted to begin the internship until all required classroom and lab hours are completed.

AIMS Education has clinical affiliations with numerous healthcare facilities throughout New Jersey and the surrounding areas. Students will be placed at one or more of these affiliated sites and must complete their clinical hours based on the schedule provided by the school. Internship schedules are based on the availability of clinical sites. All students (Day and Evening) must be prepared to complete their internship during normal business hours (Monday through Friday). The majority of clinical sites do not allow students to complete clinical hours in the evening or on the weekend.

Employment Opportunities in MRI Technology

The number of MRI job opportunities is growing faster than the availability of qualified MRI Technologists. This has resulted in tremendous career opportunities for all of our graduates. Most of the employment opportunities are in hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers. MRI Technologists can expect to work in clean, well lit, and comfortable environments. Jobs may require a moderate amount of physical activity working with the MRI equipment and maneuvering patients.

Accreditation and Certification

The MRI Technologist certificate program is programmatically accredited by the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT). Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the ARMRIT national certification exam for magnetic resonance imaging.

The MRI program is also officially recognized by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). MRI graduates who hold an associate degree can pursue primary pathway certification through ARRT.

Eligibility requirements for the MRI certifications are solely determined by ARMRIT and ARRT, and are subject to change at any time. ARMRIT and ARRT are independent organizations. AIMS does not guarantee certification/registry exam eligibility.

Program Length:
  • 1980 clock hours
  • Classroom instruction - 980 hours
  • Lab / Clinicals - 1000 hours
  • The day program can be completed in approximately 22 months.
  • The evening program can be completed in approximately 26 months.
Minimum Admission Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (administered at AIMS)
Recommended (not required)
  • Associate degree or higher
Selective Enrollment

The MRI Technologist program has a selective application process. Meeting the minimum requirements or recommendations does not guarantee you will be accepted into the program. From the pool of applicants, those who are considered most qualified for the study and practice of MRI technology will be admitted.

Comprehensive education and training
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Patient Care & Safety
  • IV Therapy
  • MRI Physics and Instrumentation
  • MRI Parameters & Procedures
  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy & Physiology
  • PACS & Image Acquisition

Key Information

Name

MRI

Start Date

Oct 30, 2017 (Eve)

Length

22 to 26 Months

Schedule*
 

Monday - Friday
5:30pm to 9:30pm

FSA

Yes

Other Financial Assistance

Yes
 

* The class times for this program may fluctuate based on the availability of clinical sites.

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