The program is designed to help MRI technologist working in the field prepare for the ARRT advanced examination or to help radiographers expand their career in MRI imaging.
The mission of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program is to prepare the radiographer to enter the field of MRI. Consistent with the Jesuit tradition of rigor and compassion based on the highest ethical standards, graduates of the program have the necessary skills to integrate theoretical knowledge and essential clinical skills to perform MRI procedures and provide appropriate patient care.
Applicants must meet the following minimum admission requirements:
- Be a graduate of a radiographic technology program.
- Graduate with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
- Apply and be accepted as a Xavier University undergraduate student through the Admissions Office.
- Submit the MRI application to the Radiographic Technology Program Director and be accepted for MRI courses.
- Be a registered R.T. (R) or if you are a recent RT graduate you must pass the ARRT exam before entering the MRI program. You must hold current certification in CPR and verification of immunization history.
- Note: Applicants who have an implanted device or previous injury involving metal or metallic fragments may not be able to safely work around MRI equipment. Please contact the MRI advisor with questions about implants or metallic objects.
- Graduate from an approved radiography program with at least 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- Verification of ARRT registry or proof of eligibility for registration.
- Must be admitted as an undergraduate student at Xavier through the Admissions Office.
- Verification of CPR needed for the practicum courses.
For more information, call Donna Endicott at (513) 745-3358 or email.