Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Overview:A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist is a health care professional that works with patients to obtain high quality images of internal structures within the body using a powerful magnet. The high resolution images are especially useful in brain, spine, joint, and vascular imaging. MRI is a form of diagnostic imaging that uses no ionizing radiation. The technologist produces the diagnostic images to allow medical professionals to identify physiologic problems in the body, which could enhance treatment. A comparatively new imaging modality; MRI is rapidly advancing in new capabilities and possibilities. The technologist has the opportunity to have patient interaction, along with cutting edge technology.
Curriculum: The MRI program allows students to:
Faculty: The program faculty maintain professional certification in the field of magnetic resonance imaging. They also hold advanced degrees, in addition to many years of clinical experience. Faculty are active in professional societies at the local and national level. Students are encouraged to join and participate in the professional societies.
Internships: Students have the opportunity to gain practical work experience during their senior year at the affiliate clinical sites. There are also options to study abroad during their undergraduate career.