Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
The MRI curriculum is designed to educate students (U.S. registered radiographers) to use MRI equipment, conduct image scans of cross-sections of the body, and reconstruct those scans into 3-D images. Students learn how contrast agents aid in viewing specific areas during an MRI procedure. Students also gain an understanding of how MRI uses a combination of powerful magnetic fields, pulsing radio-frequencies, and a computer to produce images of almost any area of the body. This professional certificate program can be completed online in one year; working students can complete courses on a part-time basis and graduate within two years. Graduates may also apply the earned credits toward the Applied Health Studies bachelor's degree at Penn College, and conveniently continue their education at the same institution. An added MRI credential may lead to higher salaries and increased marketability.
New major effective Fall 2013
This major is available online via distance learning.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for radiologic technologists was $54,620 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $37,060, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $77,160.
Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||16,430||$30.94||$64,360|
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories||6,500||$32.07||$66,690|
|Offices of Physicians||4,620||$32.67||$67,960|
|Outpatient Care Centers||430||$33.05||$68,740|
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals||400||$32.21||$67,000|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
Special Admissions Requirement
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Some items are available for purchase through The College Store.
Radiography Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.