Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologists are highly skilled radiologic professionals utilizing specialized computer systems, radio frequencies, and a strong magnetic field to create images of cross-sectional anatomy for radiologists' interpretation.
The MRI technologist functions in multiple areas including issues surrounding magnet safety, performing imaging procedures, monitoring patient comfort, ensuring quality assurance, and communicating and consulting with radiologists.
The mission statement of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program in the School of Health Related Professions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is to develop clinically competent Magnetic Resonance Imaging technologists through comprehensive didactic and clinical education, providing the necessary skills for career advancement and professional growth.
The Master of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MSMRI) program is formatted as an advanced imaging program offered to registered or registry-eligible radiologic technologists who have already acquired a B.S. degree. The MSMRI program is a 12-month, full-time graduate program (3 semesters) offering a professional course of study consisting of 36 semester hours.
The program prepares students for employment by providing professional experience and vital competency skills in addition to the knowledge required to achieve certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination.
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging program faculty set high standards for students and continually monitors student progress and success, as well as program effectiveness
Program effectiveness data (PED) can also be viewed on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) website.
The Master of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). For more information, contact JRCERT at: