Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI machineDid you know that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at Virginia Western Community College prepares you to use state of the art magnetic technology to become a travel or ambulatory center MRI technologist. Check out our local job board for current opportunities. Begin your journey today to a career that uses radio waves and strong magnetic fields to produce computerized images of internal structures for detailed diagnosis.


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 “C” average in past program courses in the discipline of certification.

Occupational Objectives

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.  Program courses satisfy The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ Structured Education Requirements for post-primary certification and registration.

ARRT Postprimary Eligibility Pathway Handbook

Content Specifications for the ARRT Magnetic Resonance Imaging Examination

American Society of Radiologic Technologists


Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 12 Hours
Time: 1 semester

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change


The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs a student may have while at Virginia Western.

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 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


Susan A. Nolley, M.S., R.T.(R)
Assistant Professor, Radiography


Martha Sullivan, Dean