MRI technologists are allied health professionals skilled in the art and science of diagnostic imaging. The practice of magnetic resonance imaging encompasses multidisciplinary skills. MRI technologists are not exposed to ionizing radiation and are not required to monitor their exposure to the magnet. MRI technologists are required to pass a certification examination from a national certifying agency.
Today, MRI offers procedures that are helpful to a broad span of medical specialties such as, pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, cardiology, neurology, and oncology.
What does a MRI Technologist do?
+ Operation of imaging, laboratory and computer instrumentation
Where will I work?
Jobs can be found in the following settings:
+ Medical and surgical hospitals
Career advancement opportunities from the position of staff technologist may lead to areas of administration, education, sales, or research.
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"I am currently employed at Barnes Jewish Hospital as an MRI technologist. The program taught me what I needed to know to be a great technologist in the advanced ever-changing field of MRI."