The University of Nebraska Medical Center, School of Allied Health Professions, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program (MRI) offers two semesters of didactic and clinical experience to graduates of an accredited radiography program. The two semester program offers qualified candidates the chance to earn a bachelor’s degree in Radiation Science Technology or a post-baccalaureate certificate. Students who complete the program will be eligible to sit for the MRI Registry exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). During the two semester curriculum students will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:

  • Operating state of the art MRI scanners
  • Cross sectional anatomy and pathology
  • MRI Pharmacology and venipuncture
  • Radiation and MRI safety
  • MRI Instrumentation and physics
  • Patient care, safety, ethics, and law in the MRI profession
  • MRI procedures and protocols

Students will gain 770 clinical hours caring for patients, operating MRI equipment, and working with registered staff MRI technologists, radiologists, and allied health professionals. During the 770 clinical hours, students will document 40 MRI procedures as per the requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.


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