A magnetic resonance imaging technologist is a highly-skilled professional who uses specialized equipment to create images of structures inside the human body that are used by physicians to make a medical diagnosis. MRI technologists have extensive, direct patient contact and may inject the patient with a contrast agent that assists in visualizing various anatomic structures. They must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to critically ill. Technologists employed in these specialty areas will be supervised by board certified radiologists, but will be afforded a greater amount of responsibility and independence in the performance of their duties.
The MRI Program at South Suburban College is a four (4) semester program starting with the summer semester and ending the following summer semester. The program provides didactic classroom and clinical instruction. The clinical portion of the program consists of an orientation to the clinical aspects of MRI, demonstration of the use of the equipment, and an opportunity to participate under close supervision in actual MRI procedures. Although the program is offered as an evening option, the clinical rotation will be scheduled during the day at most of the clinical sites.
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