This program is online only.
Outpatient Imaging Centers
According to The American Society of Radiologic Technologists, MRI Technologists earn $68,384 avg., CT Technologists earn $63,454 avg.
The Advanced Medical Imaging program at MTI is designed to deliver the online coursework and clinical experience in magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography to prepare students to become certified technologists in these advanced imaging modalities.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologists operate MRI scanners, which use radio frequencies and strong magnetic fields to create a cross-sectional image of a patient's body, which are then used by a radiologist to aid in making an accurate diagnosis. Computed tomography (CT) is an advanced form of diagnostic imaging where technologists use x-rays and computers to produce cross-sectional anatomical images of the human body for diagnostic testing, radiation therapy treatment planning, and nuclear medicine PET scanning.
All didactic courses will be offered online. Students will also be required to complete clinical activities, with the assistance of MTI or their employers, to demonstrate competence in advanced imaging procedures. The clinical component is designed to meet the clinical competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Graduates of the program will be qualified to apply for either the ARRT Advanced Registry in Magnetic Resonance Imaging or the ARRT Advanced Registry in Computed Tomography or both.
The program is open to ARRT-registered technologists in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy or those who are registry eligible.
Students earning the AAS degree will be required to complete both the CT and MR curricula, as well as meet MTI’s general education requirements (16 credit hours in mathematics, social science, behavioral science, English, computer applications and student success ). In addition, MTI will accept up to 16 hours of transferred credit upon completion of the student’s clinical experience.
Students can earn the CT Certificate only by completing the CT curriculum (16 credit hours). Students can earn the MR Certificate only by completing the MR curriculum (19 credit hours). Students may also opt for an Advanced Certificate in either option by completing 8 credits in either CT Clinical Experience or MR Clinical Experience.
Certificate and Advanced Certificate students are NOT required to meet general education requirements.
||This program is funded in part through a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, Grant #TC-25024-13-60-A-46.
Placement and Wage Information
The first group of students will graduate from this program in 2015. Placement and wage data will be available in early 2016.
|Program Tuition & Fees*
|CT Only $3,082/MR Only $3,622
|Other Required Costs
|*All costs listed are estimated and are subject to change at any time. Students will receive final costs at the time of course registration each semester.