Some schools that have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technician programs are American Academy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Casa Loma College, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, Midwestern Career College and Southwest University. These schools have been accredited by the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists, or ARMRIT, as of July 2015.
Students interested in becoming a MRI technician can receive a certificate or associate degree, depending on the school's program. For example, the American Academy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging offers a 1-year certificate program, while the certificate program at Midwestern Career College is 18 months long. Casa Loma College and Southwest University have associate degree programs available.
Typical programs at MRI technician schools include coursework in human anatomy and general health, plus hands-on experience using MRI equipment and imaging techniques. Courses can include topics such as medical terminology, human sectional anatomy, imaging modalities, clinical MRI procedures, patient preparation, MRI safety procedures and principles of magnetic resonance imaging. Schools will also prepare students to take any licensing examinations that may be needed, depending on the state.
Other ARMRIT accredited schools of MRI technology include Aquarius Institute of Computer Science, American Institute of Medical Sciences and Education, MRI School of Minnesota, National Polytechnic College and West Coast Ultrasound Institute.