Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology program wishes to combine the needs of students, healthcare providers, the public and the University to cultivate a program for preparing competent, credentialed diagnostic medical imaging professionals. To bring the vision of this program to the greatest number of individuals, multiple points of entry, multiple means of departure, pathways for continuing one’s education, and pathways for meeting changing educational requirements of the profession need be established.
This program will strive to produce competent, multi-skilled, imaging technologists and to provide certificate opportunities for those seeking to further their education. Graduates of this program will have obtained the level of didactic and clinical training necessary to meet eligibility requirements for national board examinations in their chosen modalities.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body. These techniques are used to diagnosis disease and analyze human anatomy.
Magnetic resonance imaging is the medical specialty that utilizes magnetic fields and their properties in the diagnosis of disease and the analysis of human anatomy. Training in magnetic resonance imaging is twelve consecutive months in duration and will be delivered through a combination of classroom lectures, labs, and clinical site placements. Students successfully completing the curriculum will have fulfilled requirements to sit for the nationally administered board examination.
Consistent with the mission of the University, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology curriculum is dedicated to serving the professional education and experience-based learning needs of its student. It is the program’s goal to supply each graduate with the necessary level of training and experience to adequately prepare for the national board examinations. All students who are dedicated to their studies and the betterment of humankind through medical imaging will find this a safe and inclusive environment for advancing their education.
MRI Outcomes and Goals
The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Goal – To increase critical thinking skills in relation to the following:
- Improving patient care through self-evaluation and critique.
- MR techniques, parameters and trade-offs in order to ensure high diagnostic images
|The student will communicate effectively in a variety of professional settings.||Goal – To improve and gain experience in students professional communication skills.|
|The student will demonstrate high standards of clinical competence.||Goal – To develop the student’s proficiency in imaging procedures and patient care skills by strictly following all ARRT MRI scan requirements.|
|The student will demonstrate high standards of social responsibility by engaging in ethical professional practice.||Goal – To foster a high degree of professionalism, responsibility, and ethical behavior within the student.|
|The student will synthesize professional knowledge and evaluate varying viewpoints.||Goal – To develop/nurture the necessary tools to allow synthesis of information, introspection and self-reflection to achieve the best patient outcomes.|
MRI Effectiveness Outcomes
- The program will enroll and graduate students who will benefit from the program of study.
- Student will enroll into the MRI program. Students will complete the program.
- Graduates will pass their ARRT on their first attempt.
- Graduates will obtain employment within 12 months of graduation.
- Graduates will be satisfied with their program of study.
- Graduates are prepared for entry-level work in MRI.
MRI Program Outcomes
The number of graduates employed may differ from the number of program graduates due to the JRCERT definition of "not actively seeking employment."
The JRCERT has defined “not actively seeking employment” as:
- Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts OR
- Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, OR
- Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, OR
- Graduate is on active military duty, OR
- Graduate is continuing education.
MRI Program Retention
5-Year AMIT Program Retention Completion Rate Data
2017 – 15/15
2018 – 15/15
2019 – 14/14
2020 – 16/16
2021 – 16/16
JRCERT Procedure for Reporting Allegations
- The JRCERT cannot advocate on behalf of any student(s). An investigation into allegations of non-compliance addresses only the program’s compliance with accreditation standards and will not affect the status of any individual student.
- The investigation process may take several months.
- The JRCERT will not divulge the identity of any complainant(s) unless required to do so through legal process.
Before submitting allegations, the individual must first attempt to resolve the complaint directly with program/institution officials by following the due process or grievance procedures provided by the program/institution. Each program/institution is required to publish its internal complaint procedure in an informational document such as a catalog or student handbook. (Standard One, Objective 1.6)
If the individual is unable to resolve the complaint with program/institution officials or believes that the concerns have not been properly addressed, he or she may submit allegations of non-compliance to the JRCERT: Chief Executive Officer Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Ph: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
- The Allegations Reporting Form must be completed and sent to the above address with required supporting materials. All submitted documentation must be legible.
- Forms submitted without a signature or the required supporting material will not be considered.
- If a complainant fails to submit appropriate materials as requested, the complaint will be closed.
The Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, as amended, provides that a student, graduate, faculty or any other individual who believes he or she has been aggrieved by an educational program or institution has the right to submit documented allegation(s) to the agency accrediting the institution or program.
The JRCERT, recognized by the United States Department of Education for the accreditation of radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry educational programs investigates allegation(s) submitted, in writing, signed by any individual with reason to believe that an accredited program has acted contrary to the relevant accreditation standards or that conditions at the program appear to jeopardize the quality of instruction or the general welfare of its students.