MRI Technicians perform diagnostic testing by taking images of patients' bodies using computerized MRI scanners. They interpret a physician's instructions, explain MRI procedures to patients, select software options and imaging parameters when adjusting an MRI machine, view images from an imaging session, and keep records of the results. They also maneuver examination equipment, prepare patients for procedures, move disabled patients from wheelchairs onto examination tables and position them for imaging.
Certificate or associate’s degree in MRI technology; these programs are designed for individuals who have already completed training in radiologic technology.
Diagnostic imaging centers