Magnetic resonance imaging continues to grow as a diagnostic imaging technique, with the use of MRI quadrupling in recent years. The projected growth from 2010-2020 is faster than average between 20% and 28%. The future expectations of the introduction of higher magnetic field strengths into clinical imaging departments, coupled with advanced imaging techniques such as functional MRI (fMRI) and spectroscopy, provide more detailed imaging for radiologists.
The integration of MRI with Positron Emission Tomography (PET/MRI) is paving the way for the future in molecular level imaging, advancing disease management and improving care for all patients. Molecular imaging is being hailed as the next great advance in imaging. These developments provide technologists with a variety of skill enrichment opportunities and career advancements for the future.