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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2nd Discipline)

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  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.


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  • You must have completed the course or program no more than year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
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If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

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Program delivery methods for Fall 2021 and later have not been confirmed. Delivery shown is based on current delivery methods amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MRI 2nd Discipline Program focuses on practical experience and training that complements your previous study in Medical Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Combined Laboratory and X-ray, or Ultrasound.

There are 3 program intakes per year - January, May, and September. Students can take one or more courses per cohort, but need to be aware that some courses must be taken sequentially. All didactic components of the program must be completed before students can do their clinical practicum.

Clinical sites are located throughout Canada. Relocation may be necessary if a clinical site in your area is not available. Depending on where your clinical placement is located, room and board plus incidental expenses are the responsibility of the student. Alberta clinical placements are limited. There are currently no clinical training placements available within Edmonton.

This program can be completed in its entirety online and upon completion, graduates are eligible to write the CAMRT and/or ARRT MRI exams.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

The Magnetic Resonance 2nd Discipline Program provides the opportunity to study MRI without disrupting your busy life. All courses are delivered online with the exception of the 16 week clinical practicum. The clinical practicum is required once all didactic courses are completed.

The learning outcomes and program goals are aligned with the 2014 CAMRT Competency Profile. Upon successful completion of the MRI program the graduate is eligible to challenge the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) entry-to-practice certification examination to become a certified Magnetic Resonance technologist.

To practice as a Medical Radiologic Technologist in the discipline of MRI in the province of Alberta, technologists are required to be registered with the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT) to obtain a license to practice.

Please refer to the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT) website to learn more about their requirements for licensing/mandatory registration and declaration of conduct, which may include disclosure of information related to criminal convictions and professional misconduct or incompetence as well as any personal factors that could impact the ability to practice safely.

Program outcomes:

These program outcomes are aligned with CAMRT 2014 National Occupational Competency Profile.

  1. Practice in accordance with legislation, regulation, professional expectations, and ethical guidelines of the ACMDTT and CAMRT
  2. Practice safety protocols and guidelines
  3. Operate current MRI equipment and follow quality control protocols
  4. Utilize current and appropriate MRI scanning techniques
  5. Acquire and evaluate MRI Images for diagnostic purposes
  6. Administer compassionate, safe and quality healthcare to a diverse population
  7. Practice effective communication & critical thinking skills

As an MRI Technologist, many of the examinations and procedures involve working alongside physicians, other technologists, nurses and non-medical personnel. The ability to work closely with others, and a demonstrated sense of responsibility are important attributes for a Magnetic Resonance Technologist.

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Phone: 780.471.7619



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