Technical Standards for Admission
Applicants must have satisfactory abilities and skills to perform medical procedures with accuracy and precision.
To practice medical imaging, safety, efficiency, and compassion are of primary importance. To be considered for admission, applicants must be able to fulfill ALL of the following duties. Students unable to fulfill ALL of the following duties will not be considered for acceptance into the professional curriculum of the Advanced Medical Imaging Technology Program. These are minimal standards and due to the hands-on, physical nature of the work, special accommodations cannot be made.
Do you feel as if you can do the following without assistance?
- Demonstrate normal or corrected vision and hearing to discern visual/audible signals, sounds on equipment and communication devices and respond to patients in emergency situations
- Read and comprehend technical and medical terminology and information
- Communicate (orally and in written form) using active listening with patients, staff and other personnel clearly and effectively
- Demonstrate ability to follow oral and written directions/instructions
- Sit or stand up to eight hours per day and walk for long distances
- Lift or carry approximately fifty pounds of weight
- Show dexterity and strength to perform daily on-the-job tasks that may require moving large and heavy pieces of medical equipment in tight spaces
- Move or transfer patients safely to and from wheelchairs, stretchers, beds and imaging tables
- Work compassionately with extremely ill or dying patients
- Observe patients visually or via monitors during simulation or treatment procedures
- Demonstrate use of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar for verbal or written comprehension
- Demonstrate time management skills; ability to multi-task, and work in stressful environment(s)
- Work individually or in groups to complete assigned tasks.
- Respond promptly and correctly to the requests of physicians, supervisors, and others in authority.
- Take constructive criticism and evaluation of your work and apply to future efforts.
MRI Screening Form
MRI Technologists work around powerful, high-field magnets, and thus in order to work in this environment, MRI Technologists and potential AMIT/MRI students cannot have certain implants or medical devices, such as pacemakers, brain aneurysm clips, and cardiac defibrillators. Many other metallic implants are OK for working in an MR environment, however, such as hip/knee replacements, braces, dental fillings, and orthopedic screws.
Prior to applying to the AMIT program, it is advised that you look over and complete the screening form/questionnaire. If you have any questions about certain implants you have, please contact the AMIT program.
MRI Screening Form (PDF)