Undergraduate Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences
Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Length of Program:
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Allied Health Professions, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program is 9-months of didactic and clinical experience for graduates of an accredited radiography program. The program uses a multitude of educational delivery methods, traditional and distance. More about this and campus locations here. 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 over 900 clinical hours caring for patients, operating MRI equipment, and working with registered staff MRI technologists, radiologists, and allied health professionals. Students will document 49 MRI clinical competencies as per the requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Clinical competencies include patient care activities, MRI safety, MRI procedures, and quality control.
Students must successfully complete each course of the 2-semester, 9-month curriculum, requiring an average of 70% or above on all didactic and clinical courses unless specified otherwise in the syllabus. A minimum total of 120 semester credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences. Students must transfer in a minimum of 32 semester credit hours of specific prerequisite coursework, and will be awarded up to 60 semester credit hours for their radiography or nuclear medicine program. Additionally, students will complete 32 semester credit hours in the MRI Program. Students must also successfully complete each course within the MRI curriculum in order to be considered for the Post-Baccalaureate Professional Certificate.