MRI Certificate Program
This program provides didactic training in Sectional Anatomy and MRI Physics and Procedures. Students will need to make their own arrangements to obtain the ARRT clinical competencies prior to taking their MRI registry exam. Courses are offered online.
CT Certificate Program
This program provides didactic training in Sectional Anatomy and CT Physics and Procedures. Students will need to make their own arrangements to obtain the ARRT clinical competencies prior to taking their CT registry exam. Courses are offered online.
About the Certificate Programs
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Certificate Program and the Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate Program at the University of Missouri are designed to provide the necessary knowledge in these two specialty areas of imaging. All of the courses in the program are offered through distance education, so you can conveniently take the courses right where you are, while receiving the personal attention you would receive in a regular classroom.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging modality that provides physicians with sectional images of a patient´s anatomy. This advanced technology uses a magnetic field and radio waves to access the inner workings of the body. The pictures produced by MRI help the physician to clearly and accurately detect and define the differences between healthy and diseased tissues.
Computed tomography (CT), or CAT scan, is a medical imaging modality that provides physicians with cross-sectional images of the body. Using X-rays and specialized computers, images are obtained that demonstrate internal anatomical features. This is accomplished by rotating a thin X-ray beam around the body part to be visualized. Computed tomography images aid in the diagnosis of pathological conditions that are difficult to evaluate through conventional radiography.
Who should consider the MRI or CT Certificate Program?
Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and/or Radiation Therapists who are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technologists Certification Board (NMTCB)*.
*All non-ARRT registered applicants should check with the program prior to submitting application materials.
What Can the MRI or CT Certificate Program Do for Me?
Upon completion of the Certificate in MRI or CT, ARRT-Registered Technologists or Therapists and NMTCB Registered Technologist will have received the coursework to take the Advanced Level Examination in Magnetic Resonance Imaging or Computed Tomography offered by the ARRT; however, the individual will still need to gain the necessary clinical experience and required competencies to be eligible to sit for the ARRT exam. If a person lives in Columbia, MO or nearby, they may be able to complete a clinical course at the clinical facilities affiliated with MU. If they do not live in this vicinity, they will have to make their own arrangements to meet the ARRT clinical requirements. The MU program is not responsible for providing clinical.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists and Computed Tomography Technologists work in a variety of health care settings ranging from freestanding clinics and major trauma centers to equipment sales and applications. A successful technologist possesses ample knowledge of the theory and practice of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and/or Computed Tomography as well as sufficient clinical experience.