Applicants to the South College Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program must:
- Meet all South College admission requirements; AND
- Be a Registered Radiologic Technologist, Radiation Therapist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, or Ultrasound Technologist (ARRT, ARDMS and/or NMTCB) in good standing; OR *Be a graduate of an accredited Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine or Ultrasound program and eligible to sit for the ARRT or appropriate certification examination; AND
- Hold a minimum of an Associate degree; AND
- Successfully complete program admission requirements.
*The program reserves the right to offer conditional admittance on a case by case basis. Students admitted on a conditional basis must obtain appropriate primary certification within 1 quarter of being accepted into the program.
The mission of the Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program is to provide undergraduate students with academic and clinical foundations to competently perform as entry-level MRI technologists.
ROLE OF THE MRI TECHNOLOGIST
MRI technologists specialize in magnetic resonance imaging scanners. The scanners use magnetic fields in combination with contrast agents to produce images that a physician can use to diagnose medical conditions.