Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic modality used for medical imaging procedures. It is a powerful tool that can offer a wealth of information about the human body. MRI is performed by using a specialized scanner called MRI machine. The MRI suit consists of computer station, patient’s table that slides into a large cylinder of the MRI machine. Inside the cylinder is a magnet that, when operated, creates a powerful magnetic field. With the help of magnetic field and radio waves, images inside the human body are taken. This procedure is especially helpful to collect images of soft tissue such as organs & muscles which do not appear on x-rays. The MRI Program offers an in-depth explanation of how MRI works. This course not only serves the basic introduction to MR imaging, but also assists students with the general overview of the didactic components as well as clinical externship required for the certification.

Program Objectives

  • Learn the components of the MR system hardware
  • Learn magnetism with reasonable comfort and ability to use the subjective material
  • Learn the mechanism by which MR signal is produced and detected
  • Learn MR tissues characteristics such as density
  • Learn conceptualize and explain spatial localization as well as MR image formation
  • Learn to apply the principle of pulse sequences for appropriate clinical application
  • Learn to apply the imaging parameters & options available to the user for optimal MR imaging
  • Learn to identify the tissue parameters that affect tissue contrast
  • Learn patient care & safety
  • Learn the basics on how to maintain scanner such as quality control (QC)

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Program Completion:

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those students who will successfully complete all required courses as per college’s Satisfactory Academic Requirements and fulfill their financial obligation towards the college.

To become eligible to challenge national certification exam in MRI through ARRT, students have to complete the following requirements:

  • Complete Stellar Career College’s ARRT-recognized educational program in MRI.
  • Must demonstrate competency in formal classroom education (didactic coursework), and program’s clinical requirements.
  • Complete an associate (or higher) degree, in any subject, from an educational institution accredited by an agency ARRT recognizes. You may earn the degree at any time—before, after, or while you complete an educational program in your discipline.
  • ARRT enforces high standards of ethics and professional conduct. Students must comply with everything in the ARRT Standards of Ethics, including the Rules of Ethics. You must notify ARRT of any ethics violations within 30 calendar days of their occurrence, Applicants who don’t follow these rules might become ineligible. Several types of misconduct, charges, and convictions may violate ARRT’s Rules of Ethics. For further details on this matter, please refer to ARRT’s handbook that is available at www.arrt.org

Admission Requirements:

Applicants may enroll on any school day. At the time of enrollment the applicant will be informed of the next start date. Applicants are accepted on the basis of personal interview, testing, and suitability for the required training program. A high school diploma, General Education Diploma, or High School Proficiency are not required for entrance into a program; however, obtaining one is strongly encouraged. Title IV recipients must have a high school diploma or GED. An applicant must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in California.

REGISTRATION
  • Applicants must complete an application for admission
  • Applicants should schedule an appointment for an application interview
  • Applicants must complete a nationally recognized basic skills assessment or have a High School diploma.
  • Applicants must complete and sign an enrollment agreement

Entrance Assessment:

Applicants who do not have a high school diploma or GED must take a nationally recognized entrance assessment, which may include the following: ‘Wonderlic Quantitative Skills’, ‘Wonderlic Basic Skills’, and ‘Wonderlic Personnel’. A minimum score of 200 Verbal and 210 Quantitative must be achieved to enroll in any program. An applicant should consult with a school advisor to be appropriately placed in a program. Title IV recipients must have a high school diploma or GED.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants who don’t have at least 30 college credits will have to take and pass a free placement test of Stellar Career College to qualify for the admission into MRI, Radiology, DMS, NICVS, or Surgical program. Placement test can be taken online or at the College campus by appointment.

Accreditation:

Stellar Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, telephone 703-247-4212. ACCSC is a US Department of Education approved accrediting Agency.

IBHE Approval:

Stellar Career College, Chicago, Illinois location is approved by the “Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education”. For more information on IBHE approval, you may contact the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Private Business and Vocational Schools at 1 N. Old State Capital Plaza Suite 333 Springfield, IL 62701-1404 phone number (217) 782-2551 or www.ibhe.org

Program Highlights:

Course Duration
18 months
Clock Hours
1600

Program Format:

The College will offer this program in on-ground format as well as in hybrid format in which students can take up to 45% of the courses using online delivery method.

Program Curriculum:

BIO101 Basic Medical Terminology


BIO 102 Human Anatomy and Physiology I


BIO103 Fundamentals of Pharmacology


BIO 104 Healthcare Laws and Ethics


BIO 105 Patient Care in Imaging


BIO 106 Human Anatomy and Physiology II


BIO 107 Imaging Pathology


MRI 111 MRI Cross Sectional Anatomy I


MRI 112 MRI Physics & Instrumentation I


MRI 113 MRI Imaging Techniques I


MRI 114 MRI Cross Sectional Anatomy II


MRI 115 MRI Physics & Instrumentation II


MRI 116 MRI Imaging Techniques II


MRI 121 Externship I


MRI 122 Externship II

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