Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate (MRI1)  Technical Certificate of Credit


(Stand- Alone Certificate & Embedded Certificate in the Advanced Medical Imaging Associate Degree Program)

Program Description:

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging technical certificate program provides educational opportunities to the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, registered Sonographer, and registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. It provides students with the knowledge needed to perform MRI exams, and to sit for the Post-Primary Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certification Examination. The academic component is designed to meet competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, as well as providing for continuing educational requirements.

IMPORTANT: Applicants must be a registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist or registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing.

Students are selected on a first come, first serve basis. New students are accepted for Fall Semester. Clinical slots are limited. Clinical education credit will be considered for prior clinical experience.

After applying to ATC, applicants must contact program faculty to determine clinical credit and/or clinical slot placement.

In order to begin the clinical requirements, students must complete a physical form, tuberculosis skin test, supply proof of immunization, undergo a background check, and submit to a drug screen test. Students completing the CT clinical education courses must provide their radiation dose history.

Entrance date: Varies

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION – Writing 236 ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills 60
Reading 232 Reading Comp. 55
Arithmetic 235 Arithmetic 34

Credits required for graduation: 24

  • Albany Technical College is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Applied Science Degrees, Associate of Science in Nursing Degrees, Diplomas, and Technical Certificates of Credit. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Albany Technical College.
Courses 24 credits
MRIM 2300
Corequisites: MRIM 2320, MRIM 2350

Provides knowledge of patient care and assessment, contrast agents, MRI safety, medical ethics and law, cultural diversity, and patient information management. Topics include: MRI history, anatomy, patient care and assessment, MRI safety, instrumentation, MRI fundamentals, and image parameters.

3
MRIM 2350
Corequisites: MRIM 2300, MRIM 2320

Introduces students to the magnetic resonance imaging department and provides an opportunity for participation in and observation of MRI procedures. Topics include equipment utilization, contrast medias, exam preparation, patient care and assessment, scanning protocol, image quality and progress toward completion of clinical competency evaluations.

6
MRIM 2320
Corequisites: MRIM 2300, MRIM 2350

Provides knowledge of anatomy, pathology, scanning protocols, contrast administration, and contraindications for magnetic resonance imaging of the head and neck, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system. Topics include: anatomy, scanning protocol, MRI safety, image contrast, and image formation. 

3
MRIM 2330
Corequisites: MRIM 2360, MRIM 2370

Introduces the concepts of basic physics and instrumentation for magnetic resonance imaging. Topics include imaging parameters, image quality, MRI Fundamentals, image processing and display, and special procedures. 

3
MRIM 2360
Corequisites: MRIM 2330, MRIM 2370

Intermediate course that reinforces learning obtained in MRI 110. Topics include exam preparations, patient care and assessment, equipment utilization, image quality, scanning protocol, contrast media, quality control, and progress toward completion of clinical competency evaluations.

6
MRIM 2370
Corequisites: MRIM 2300, MRIM 2320, MRIM 2330

Provides a comprehensive review of patient care, imaging procedures, imaging formation and data acquisition for the magnetic resonance imaging certification exam. Topics include: anatomy, scanning protocol, MRI safety, image contrast, image formation, exam preparation, contrast media, patient care and assessment, equipment utilization, image quality, imaging parameters, MRI fundamentals, image processing and display, and special procedures.

3
Faculty
Click to view profile for LeAnn S. Watson
Program Chair

Program Chair, Radiologic Technology
Healthcare Technology Building

Click to view profile for Kathryn Daniels
Advisor

Radiologic Technology, Instructor
Healthcare Technology Building

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