Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program
Graduates can work as MRI technologists in a wide range of settings, including
- physician's offices
- research institutions
They also may seek positions in information technology, healthcare administration, sales and training, teaching, and other related fields. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging program also serves as an excellent pathway into advanced education; program graduates may continue to graduate school or even medical school (if acceptance requirements for those programs are satisfied).
Please note: Many medical devices, such as pacemakers, clips, cochlear implants, medication pumps, stimulators, etc. are considered unsafe in the magnetic field environment of the MRI Suite; others, such as joint prostheses (knee or hip replacements) are considered safe if sufficient time has passed after their implantation. In addition, metallic foreign bodies inside the body such as bullet fragments, shrapnel or metal shavings may be adversely affected by the magnetic field.
Any Magnetic Imaging Resonance Program applicant who has a medical device or an internal metallic foreign body MUST contact the Program Faculty for clearance into the program. If it is a medical device, a description and model or serial number for the device (such as found on an implant card) is required.