Lansing Community College

Overview

To apply for the MRI program:
Working in MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, procedures play an important role in diagnosing diseases and injuries. An MRI uses magnetic field and radio waves to produce images of the inside of the human body. When a patient lies inside the MRI machine, which is like a large tube, radio waves produce faint signals that create sectional images that are ultimately used by physicians to diagnose medical problems.

MRI technologists are highly-trained and possess the expertise for competent practice. They are mostly employed by hospitals but increasingly, jobs are becoming available in physician offices and imaging centers. The main duties of the MRI technologist include explaining the procedure to the patient, preparing the patient and positioning them correctly, operating the equipment, and recording the images for the physician to interpret. The patient might be in pain or distress, or they might feel claustrophobic. The MRI technologist will provide support while talking patients through the procedure and letting them know what to expect.

 

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How the MRI program works

The MRI program is offered through a partnership with other Michigan Community Colleges in the Michigan Radiologic and Imaging Science (MiRIS) Consortium. Each college enrolls students in the program under their admission criteria and each awards the degree according to that college’s completion requirements.

Students in the program complete MRI courses delivered in an online environment by one of the MiRIS colleges through Michigan Colleges Online (micollegesonline.org). Clinical education courses are arranged through the MiRIS Consortium’s MiRIS Director in collaboration with the MRI departments of affiliating hospitals, clinics or other MRI provider facilities. These experiences are developed to meet the established objectives and eligibility requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and prepare students to complete the MRI certification exam.

Contact Information

Amy Lee, EdD, RT (R) (MR)
MRI Program Director
222 N. Chestnut Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Email: alee@mcca.org
Phone: 269-830-7662
Fax: 269-565-2055


Pre-MRI Information Seminars

Attend a Pre-MRI Information Seminar to learn more about the field and admission requirements. Enrollment is limited so please register to attend.

 

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Contact Us

Radiologic Technology/MRI Program

Health and Human Services Division Office

HHS Building, 108
517-483-1958
517-483-1508 fax

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