Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Curriculum

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) curriculum prepares students to become MRI technologists and skilled healthcare professionals who are trained to use magnetic energy fields to produce images of the human body. Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registry-eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, or sonography. Nuclear medicine technology applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). Sonography applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

Course work includes clinical rotations, imaging fundamentals, MRI physics, procedures, anatomy, pathology, patient care, and imaging ethics and law, in a medical environment. Students should be able to demonstrate all functional areas related to the magnetic resonance imaging field.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) national examination for certification and registration as MRI technologists. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, government agencies, and research.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the MRI diploma program, the graduate will:

  • understand the basic physics and equipment used in MRI
  • be able to identify normal anatomy
  • know the proper positioning and scanning protocols for all MRI procedures required by the ARRT
  • be able to successfully evaluate image quality and know how and when to adjust the imaging parameters
  • be able to perform quality assurance testing
  • understand and apply MRI safety concepts at all times
  • be able to perform quality assurance testing
  • be able recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate life-saving first aid and basic life support
  • be able to utilize critical thinking skills to gather, comprehend, analyze, and synthesize information in order to provide superior patient care
  • demonstrate awareness and respect for diversity and display professional, ethical behavior consistent with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics

Some programs at Edgecombe Community College lead to a license and/or certification in North Carolina. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Contact


Rick Mastman

CT/MRI Consortium Director - ECC/VGCC/JCC

Office 104, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6693

Amie Sasser

CT/MRI Instructor/Clinical Coordinator

Office 110, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6692

MRI Admissions Counselor

Domonique Hall

Admissions Counselor

Office 117, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6700