Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technician

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technician

Certificate

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technicians use cutting-edge technology to create high-definition, three-dimensional pictures of organs and tissues inside the body. These images are among the most powerful diagnostic tools available and are particularly useful for studying the brain, heart and muscles as well as certain kinds of cancers. A skillful MRI tech produces high resolution images that allow physicians to diagnose with pinpoint accuracy. MRI technicians perform a variety of operations in a variety of medical settings including: operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners, monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures, administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously, interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table, enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry. MRI technicians are usually found in the imaging departments of hospitals and outpatient diagnostic centers. A growing number of physicians’ offices also employ these professionals.

Upon successful completion of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technician program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Conduct screening interviews of patients to identify contraindications, such as ferrous objects, pregnancy, prosthetic heart valves, cardiac pacemakers, or tattoos.
  • Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
  • Select appropriate imaging techniques or coils to produce required images.
  • Inspect images for quality, using magnetic resonance scanner equipment and laser camera.
  • Take brief medical histories from patients.
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