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Radiography: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIC-CC)

Location(s): Middlesex


CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program at the Middlesex Campus of CT State Community College (CT State) is designed to prepare certified imaging professionals registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine (Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) is also accepted), Radiation Therapy, or Sonography (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) is also accepted) for immediate employment in the workplace as Magnetic Resonance (MR) Technologists in hospitals, clinics, and medical offices. The program emphasizes that quality patient care will be provided by individuals who have received instruction based on educational and instructional guidelines consistent with the profession.

Learning Outcomes:

The Middlesex Campus of CT State MRI Program is dedicated to educating and training students to become certified, professional, and competent technologists in the field of MRI within Radiologic Sciences.

  • Students will correctly apply positioning skills for patient MRI procedures based on patient assessment.
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors for patient MRI procedures based on patient assessment.
  • Students will practice MRI safety.
  • Students will correctly apply positioning skills for patient MRI procedures based on patient assessment.
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors for patient MRI procedures based on patient assessment.
  • Students will practice MRI safety.
  • Students will demonstrate professional behaviors.
  • Students will use effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will practice written communication skills.

Our graduates are allied health professionals who utilize strong magnetic fields on humans for diagnostic, therapeutic or research purposes. They perform MRI procedures and related techniques producing data at the request of and interpretation by a licensed independent practitioner. Employment opportunities include education, sub-specialization, sales and applications, and administration.

MRI Certificate students must be certified/registered imaging professionals registered with the ARRT in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology (registration with NMTCB is also accepted), or Radiation Therapy or Sonography (ARDMS).

This program prepares students to take the national MRI certification examination provided by the ARRT.

This is a selective admission program; thus, students must be accepted into the program in order to register for program courses. Selective admissions criteria are completed program application which includes high school transcript, complete immunization records, ARRT/NMTCB/ARDMS certification, copy of a current State of Connecticut Radiographer license (as applicable), and interview. According to the ARRT supporting category requirements, the supporting categories pre-requisites (primary certifications) for MRI are radiography, nuclear medicine technology (NMTCB), radiation therapy and sonography (ARDMS). Thus, the post primary certification will be MRI. The Middlesex Campus of CT State MRI Certificate program is a two-semester program for certified/registered Radiographers and Sonographers interested in a career as a MR Technologist. The program accepts and starts anew class during the fall semester each year. Following the successful completion of all Program requirements and obligations to the college, students are awarded the MRI Certificate and are eligible to take the ARRT post-primary exam in MRI. A minimum score of 75on the ARRT postprimary certification examination is required for certification as a MRI Technologist.

Our graduates are allied health professionals who utilize strong magnetic fields on humans for diagnostic, therapeutic or research purposes. They perform MRI procedures and related techniques producing data at the request of and interpretation by a licensed independent practitioner. Employment opportunities include education, sub-specialization, sales and applications, and administration.