Purpose
Radiological clinical services are changing in the United States. Many traditional radiography exams, specifically x-ray exams, are being replaced by or supplemented with advanced imaging studies. As a result, there is a growing need for entry-level radiographers to be competent in different imaging modalities upon entering the workforce and for current radiography-registered technologists to obtain certification and registration in one or more of these.

The MSU Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate Program provides radiology students and professionals an opportunity to further their radiologic science careers with a specialty in MRI. This program consists of online didactic courses and clinical experience requirements obtained by student arrangement. Upon completion of the MRI Certificate Program, technologists will have received the coursework and will have independently obtained the clinical experience requirements needed to qualify for and take the post-primary American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT®) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Examination.
 

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) completion program with MRI Certificate

This pathway is for entry-level students seeking dual national certification (Radiography and MRI). Upon completion of the MSU BSRT entry-level program and upon completing the MSU BSRT entry-level program and successful completion of the Radiography registry exam, students may sit for the ARRT MRI Examination.

Non-degree seeking MRI Certificate

This pathway is for registered technologists in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy who are not seeking a BSRS degree. Completing the certificate will prepare the technologist to sit for the ARRT MRI Examination.

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology (BSRT) with MRI-Dual Modality

This pathway is for entry-level students seeking dual national certification (Radiography and MRI). Following the completion of the MSU BSRT entry-level program and successfully completing the Radiography registry exam students may sit for the ARRT MRI Examination.

Flexible Clinical Arrangements

The MRI program courses are entirely online providing flexibility in schedules and geographical locations. Each student may achieve their ARRT clinical experience requirements in the hospital or clinic where they are employed or at a location near them. MSU can provide help in forming these relationships.

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