Continuing Studies

Through Lawrence Memorial/Regis College, MelroseWakefield Healthcare offers a certificate program for licensed Radiologic Technologists in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) certificate program

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an imaging technology that uses radio waves in a strong magnetic field to produce three-dimensional detailed anatomical images.

Who can apply

To apply to this certificate program, you MUST

  • be a graduate of an accredited imaging program (new graduates may apply; however, admission preference is given to registered radiologic technologists)
  • hold current ARRT certification in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy or current certification with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Board (NMTCB)

Program schedule

The program runs eight (8) months, September – April.


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What you will learn

  • Basic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) physics and principles
  • What is magnetic resonance imaging phenomenon
  • How magnetic resonance signals are produced
  • How an image can be formulated using MRI
  • Using imaging parameters to change soft tissue contrast
  • How to explain the procedure to a patient
  • How to position the patient in preparation for imaging

How you will learn

  • Four didactic courses conducted in a hybrid format (both online and in-person classroom time)
  • Clinical practicum, to help you gain experience with MRI procedures and acquire the competencies necessary to be eligible to take the ARRT MRI examination.
    • The clinical placement is 16 hours/week and designed, when possible, to be flexible enough to accommodate the needs of clinical affiliate as well as your schedule.
    • If you are currently working in the desired modality, you can use your place of employment as their clinical placement.
    • If you are not currently working in the desired modality, clinical placement will be arranged for you.
    • We do not guarantee completion of the competencies; however, all students from past years have been able to complete their competency list prior to the program’s end.

Benefits of completing the program

  • You will receive the ARRT mandated CEU’s necessary to register for the ARRT MRI exam.
  • You will have months of valuable MRI imaging experience to add to your resume.
  • You can transfer certain credits to Regis College towards a BS in Medical Imaging.