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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) will show extremely fine detail of human tissue without the use of ionizing radiation. The principle of Magnetic Resonance Imaging is based on measuring signals emitted from “excited” hydrogen nuclei in response to radio waves that have the same frequency as the nuclei themselves. MRI magnets used are 30,000 times stronger than the earth’s magnetic field. Since the hydrogen atom is the most abundant element in the human body, the hydrogen nuclei (proton) is utilized for most medical purposes to produce MRI images.

Find out more about the MRI program admission requirements:

Career Information

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist is a medical imaging professional trained in:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Patient care and safety
  • Physical principles of radio frequencies and magnetic fields and their medical applications  read more
Classroom Experience

To make an appointment, or for additional information about the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program, contact:

Gina Reitz, Health Science Secretary
(269) 927-8768

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