Lifespan School of Medical Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program at Lifespan School of Medical imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive modality using a large magnet and radio waves to produce high-resolution, cross-sectional images of the body. Healthcare professionals use magnetic resonance images to assess and diagnose conditions of the brain and spinal cord, heart and blood vessels, internal organs, bones and joints, breasts, and fetal abnormalities.

What Is an MRI Technologist?

The MRI technologist’s role in the healthcare team is to provide high quality patient care while obtaining clinical quality images to aid in a precise diagnosis. In addition to operating the equipment, MRI technologists are skilled at performing venipunctures to administer contrast intravenously, providing support to anxious patients and assisting physicians during MR guided biopsy procedures.


MRI students are exposed to clinical experiences in a variety of healthcare settings to prepare for a career in this state-of-the-art field. The MRI program at Lifespan School of Medical Imaging is fully accredited with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and has proven to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive educational and clinical preparatory experience. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a certificate from the Lifespan School of Medical Imaging and are then eligible to sit for the national certification examination offered by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Our Mission and Goals

  1. Students will be clinically competent to become effective members of the MRI profession.
    • Students will demonstrate proficiency in routine MRI procedures.
    • Students will identify and apply safe MRI procedures.
    • Students will identify and provide effective patient care skills relating to the healthcare environment.
  2. Students will have effective communication skills as a member of the healthcare team.
    • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in the healthcare environment.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate through oral and written correspondence.
    • Students will demonstrate cultural sensitivity as it relates to healthcare.
  3. Students will apply effective critical thinking skills to solve problems as it relates to the MRI profession.
    • Students will adapt for non-routine patients. 
    • Students will critique images for diagnostic quality. 
  4. Students will become professional members of the healthcare community.
    • Students will demonstrate professional skills in the healthcare environment. 
    • Students will identify and build employment skills to enter the workforce upon graduation. 

MRI Program Effectiveness Data

Post-Graduation Employment Rates

Class of 2021 Class of 2020 Class of 2019 Class of 2018 Class of 2017
8/8 7/7 7/7 6/6 5/5

Credential Success Rates

Class of 2021 Class of 2020 Class of 2019 Class of 2018 Class of 2017
7/8 7/7 7/7 6/6 5/5

Number of Students Completing

Class of 2021