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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Career Studies Certificate

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Career Studies Program is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the allied health interdisciplinary team which has need for highly skilled MR technologists. Upon completion of the curriculum and successful completion and documentation of all required clinical competencies as set forth by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) the student is eligible to apply to take the national registry examination leading to advanced certification as a Registered Technologist in MR by the ARRT.


The student in Magnetic Resonance Imaging must have completed an approved program in radiography, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine technology. The student must be registered or registry eligible by the appropriate certification agency. Applicants must have maintained a ā€œCā€ average in past program courses in the discipline of certification.

Application Process

Applicants must complete an application to VWCC, provide official transcripts of all other colleges attended, provide a minimum of 2 letters of reference and have an interview with a member of the Radiography program faculty prior to formal admission. The student in Magnetic Resonance Imaging must abide by all community college policies.

Students are responsible for Internet access for distance courses.

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Contact Information

If you have questions you may contact the Program Head/Director.

Program Head

Mary B. Loritsch
Professor, Radiography | 540-857-6286

B.S. - Radford University, 1972
A.A.S. - Virginia Western Community College, 1974
MA.Ed. - Virginia Tech, 1983
Ed.D. - Virginia Tech, 1995

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