Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Welcome to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)!

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program at UNMC offers students the opportunity to obtain classroom and clinical experience related directly to magnetic resonance imaging. 

Candidates for the MRI Program must have completed 32 specific college prerequisites, an accredited radiography program, and be ARRT certified. The course of study involves classes in cross sectional anatomy, physiology, MRI physics, radiation biology, research methodologies, radiologic pharmacology, and clinical rotations where students gain practical experience in fast-paced, supervised, environments.  

Upon completion of the 9-month curriculum, graduates are awarded the Bachelor Degree in Radiation Science Technology and are eligible to sit for the MRI Certification Examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Important information regarding the potential workplace hazards of metallic implants or foreign bodies in MRI Students:

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging environment can pose a serious risk of injury to anyone with certain metallic implants or devices. To ensure that all students are not at risk, everyone who enters an MRI environment must have up-to-date safety documentation.

Hazards that are associated with the electromagnetic field include, but are not limited to: missile effect accidents, and dislodgements or excessive heating of ferromagnetic objects. Missile effect refers to the magnetic fields ability to attract ferromagnetic objects into the MRI scanner with considerable force. Common objects associated with these incidents include oxygen cylinders, floor buffers, IV poles, carts and wheelchairs. Allowing such items into the MRI environment can result in injury to the patient, student or technologist.

Please contact the program coordinator if you have any questions regarding this material.

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