CNI College’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Diploma Program
Preparation for your career as an MRI Technologist starts today by calling (888) 976-5120 or submitting your information in the form located in the upper right side of page.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Diploma Program Advantage:
- Approved by the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ARMRIT)
- Work in Medical Clinics and Imaging Centers with Physicians and Radiologists
- Financial Aid Available
- Evening and Weekend Classes Available
Why Choose CNI College’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Diploma Program?
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Diploma Program is a 1720 clock hour comprehensive course of study, represented by 60.0 credit units. The structure of this course combines introduction to medical/patient care skills, physics, math, medical terminology, human anatomy, cross sectional anatomy, theory, laboratory, computer skills, and a clinical externship consisting of 1000 hours.
The student is taught Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology and learns to operate the MRI scanner to produce cross sectional images of the patient for diagnostic purposes. While technologists must be proficient in understanding the MRI system, compassion and strong patient care skills are emphasized as well as being a team member alongside the Radiologist and Physician, dedicated to providing excellence in patient treatment.
This curriculum is designed to provide qualified individuals an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, attitude and skills which will enable them to become safe and competent in MRI Technology and prepare the graduate for an entry-level position as a MRI Technologist.
Employment opportunities for the MRI Technologist are found in Medical Clinics and Imaging Centers under the supervision of a Physician and Radiologist.
CNI College’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Diploma Program is:
Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Approved by the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT)
Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
Join the Dynamic Field of MRI Technology
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologist profession has seen an increase in demand in the health care field in recent years and employment is expected to grow by about 21% from 2012 – 2022**. CNI College’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Diploma Program in Orange County, California prepares students for a rewarding and fulfilling career as an MRI technologist.
MRI technologists work in a medical setting, operating MRI equipment for physicians and other healthcare practitioners, in order to help them diagnose and treat patients. After completing the CNI College Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Diploma Program, students will receive a diploma and have the knowledge to perform clinical MRI exams in medical clinics and imaging centers.
You can learn to operate MRI equipment in order to perform scans on patients and provide physicians and other health professionals with the diagnostic information they need to make accurate diagnoses and treatment plans. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Diploma Program at CNI College can also give you the opportunity to gain real-life experience through an extensive externship within a clinical facility. Plus, you can prepare to take the industry national certification examination from the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT).
Passing and obtaining your ARMRIT certification is the major difference in becoming a MRI technologist versus a MRI technician. Students who take the MRI Technology course at CNI College would be prepared to go towards either career route.
Get your career started as an MRI technologist at CNI College! Request more information today to find out how you can prepare to pursue entry-level MRI technologist positions within a wide range of health care environments!
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Approved by the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ARMRIT)
*CNI College does not guarantee employment.
**Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the link below to learn more about wages and employment trends for MRI Technologist in California.
The MRI Technologist profession has seen significant growth in demand in the healthcare field in recent years. As the population continues to age, there will be increasing demand for diagnostic imaging. An MRI Technologist images a person’s organs and insides using a computer, a magnet and radio waves to produce multiple cross-sectional images to form a 3 dimensional image – a service that has become vital to physicians, imaging centers and clinics worldwide. An MRI uses no radiation and the images taken from an MRI machine enable a radiologist to check and diagnose medical problems in a non-invasive and safe procedure. MRI Technologists are friendly, people-oriented and good communicators. They are responsible for making the patient as comfortable and relaxed as possible while placing them in the correct position for the specific images that need to be captured. Given the nature of the exam, patients have a tendency to let their nerves overwhelm them. It is an MRI technologist’s job to help the patient relax within the MRI machine and properly explain the procedure via intercom the whole way through. The CNI MRI Tech Training School in Orange County, California is designed to prepare the student to perform clinical MRI examinations of the human body with special consideration to image production, quality control, signal to noise ratio and basic pulse sequences.
*CNI College does not guarantee employment.
THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF THE MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) TECHNOLOGIST PROGRAM:
- Clinical externship consisting of 1000 hours
- Being a team member alongside the Radiologist and Physician
- Learn to operate the MRI scanner to produce cross sectional images
- Prepares the graduate for an entry-level position as a MRI Technologist*
- Prepares graduates to take the industry national certification examination from the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT).
|Title||Course Number||Theory||Lab||Clinical||Total Hours||Credit Hours|
|Anatomy & Physiology I||MRIT 101||60||0||0||60||4|
|Anatomy & Physiology II||MRIT 102||60||0||0||60||4|
|MODULE I TOTALS||120||0||0||120||8|
|Medical Terminology||MRIT 201||20||0||0||20||1|
|Patient Management for MRI||MRIT 202||20||0||0||20||1|
|Medical Law & Ethics||MRIT 203||10||0||0||10||0.5|
|Professional Development||MRIT 205||10||0||0||10||0.5|
|MODULE II TOTALS||105||15||0||120||16|
|Principles & Physics of MRIT I||MRIT 301||60||60||0||120||6|
|MODULE III-A TOTALS||60||60||0||120||6|
|Principles & Physics of MRIT II||MRIT 302||60||60||0||120||6|
|MODULE III-B TOTALS||60||60||0||120||6|
|MRIT Cross Sectional Anatomy I||MRIT 401||60||60||0||120||6|
|MODULE IV-A TOTALS||60||60||0||120||6|
|MRIT Sectional Anatomy II||MRIT 402||60||60||0||120||6|
|MODULE IV-B TOTALS||60||60||0||120||6|
|MRIT Clinical Externship||MRIT 501||0||0||1000||1000||22|
|MODULE V TOTALS||0||0||1000||1000||22|
MRIT 101 – ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
This MRI course is a study of the following topics and human systems: definition of anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, the cell, tissues, cellular metabolic, skin, muscle, and bone. The functions and interrelationships of these systems are studied. This course emphasizes the homeostatic nature of these systems with reference to human disease states.
MRIT 102 – ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
A continuing of the systems of the human body that include: nervous system, eye and ear anatomy and function, endocrine system, blood components, circulatory system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system and reproductive system.
MRIT 201 – MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
This course in the MRI program in Orange County, includes an introduction to medical terminology based on anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is place on medical word roots, combining forms, prefixes and suffixes and body structure.
MRIT 202 – PATIENT MANAGEMENT FOR MRI
This MRI course is presented as a progression in competency levels through patient performance objectives and competency exams. Students can access the facilities, personnel, examinations and educational materials necessary to competently achieve content objectives. CPR will be taught and critical thinking and communication skills are applied.
MRIT 203 – MEDICAL LAW & ETHICS
This course in the MRI prgoram provides a fundamental background in ethics. The historical and philosophical bases of ethics and elements of ethical behavior are discussed. The student examines a variety of ethical issues and dilemmas found in clinical practice.
MRIT 204 – PHARMACOLOGY
This course in the MRI program provides basic concepts of pharmacology. This section covers the theory and practice of basic techniques of venipuncture and administering diagnostic contrast agents and/or intravenous medications. The appropriate delivery of patient care during these procedures is emphasized.
MRIT 205 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This MRI course provides an overview of the foundations in radiologic science and the practitioner’s role in the health care delivery system. The principles, practices and policies of the health care organization(s) are examined and discussed in addition to the professional responsibilities of the MRI technologist. Career development emphasis is placed on assessing personal strengths, career expectations, developing job search techniques and proper resume preparations with mock interviewing practicum.
MRIT 206 – PATHOLOGY
This course at CNI’s MRI School in California familiarizes the student with the common pathologies found in magnetic resonance imaging and the appearance of these pathologies in various imaging protocols. The course content is inclusive of all commonly imaged body systems and areas.
MRIT 301 – PRINCIPLES & PHYSICS OF MRIT I
This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of MRI imaging principles. The subjects are formatted in individual outlines and can be sequenced according to the level of knowledge desired. Topics include the history of MR, nuclear MR signal production, health and safety regulations, tissue characteristics, pulse sequencing, imaging parameters/options and image formations and medical informatics.
MRIT 302 – PRINCIPLES & PHYSICS OF MRIT II
This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of MRI imaging principles. The subjects are formatted in individual outlines and can be sequenced according to the level of knowledge desired. Topics include the history of MR, nuclear MR signal production, health and safety regulations, tissue characteristics, pulse sequencing, imaging parameters/options and image formations and medical informatics. The student will demonstrate advance application of knowledge in imaging parameters and formations.
MRIT 401 – MRIT CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY I
This course is a study of human anatomy as seen in multiple orthogonal planes. Bones, muscle, vascular structures, organs and soft tissue of the following anatomical regions are studied: central nervous system (brain and spine), other structures in the head, soft tissue neck, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, thorax, abdomen and pelvis.
MRIT 402 – MRIT SECTIONAL ANATOMY II
This course builds on the study of human anatomy as seen in multiple orthogonal planes. Bones, muscle, vascular structures, organs and soft tissue of the following anatomical regions are studied: central nervous system (brain and spine), other structures in the head, soft tissue neck, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, thorax, abdomen and pelvis.
MRIT 501 – MRIT CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP
This course in the MRI program will allow the student the opportunity to practice skills necessary to obtain high quality MR images, to objectively alter protocols based on patient pathology or physical condition, and to identify image quality problems and make appropriate corrections. Clinical education is conducted at a clinical facility after or in conjunction with didactic instruction. Activities include demonstration and observation, after which the student assists in performing the activity. When a satisfactory degree of proficiency is apparent, the student will be allowed to perform the activity under direct supervision. When the instructor is satisfied with the student’s proficiency, the student will proceed with performing studies under indirect supervision to gain experience and expertise in MR imaging. This course in the MRI Technologist Program is presented with a progression in competency levels in the form of clinical performance objectives and competency exams. The student will have access to the facilities, personnel, examinations and educational material to competently achieve the course objectives.