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Do you enjoy working with people in a job that’s different every day? Are you a medical professional ready to tackle a competitive program that will further your career?
Take a look at El Centro’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program! It’s a challenging, multifaceted course of study designed to produce well-trained, highly qualified medical professionals.
What Does an MRI Technologist Do?
MRI technologists perform examinations using magnetism and radio frequency energy to visualize a wide variety of internal structures, such as the brain, spine, abdominal organs and the heart. MRI may also be used to visualize joints such as the knee and shoulder and to image the body’s vascular system.
As a technologist, you will be challenged to apply fundamental principles of MRI to medicine. A successful technologist is proficient in MR physics and instrumentation, imaging and procedures, anatomy and physiology, common pathology and clinical applications.
MRI at a Glance
Looking for a quick overview of the MRI program? Take a look at MRI at a Glance for a short summary of what an MRI technologist does.
Degrees or Certificates in MRIEl Centro College
Acceptance to the MRI program is by a competitive selection process based on a weighted points ranking system. The program offers:
Graduates of both the AAS degree or certificate program will be eligible to take the MRI Registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for the registered magnetic resonance technologist credential RT (MR)(ARRT).