Jun 27, 2022  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

MRI Certificate

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program

The program provides comprehensive didactic and clinical education in Magnetic Resonance Imaging with graduates meeting the eligibility requirements for the ARRT’s post-primary exam in MRI.  Candidates must be graduates or pending graduates from a JRCERT accredited program in Radiography.  In addition, candidates must be registered by the ARRT by the beginning of the Spring semester.

Students have two options to continue their studies in MRI:

  1. Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a MRI concentration – Students would complete the required general core courses in addition to the required MRI didactic/clinical courses for a total of 120 credit hours.  Depending on the amount of transfer credit hours and the additional core courses taken during each semester, this option may take longer than the traditional two years.  At the completion of the course of studies, students will receive their bachelor’s degree and be eligible to apply to sit for the ARRT advanced registry examination for MRI.   OR
  2. MRI Certificate Program – The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited radiologic technology program to be accepted into the MRI program.  College credit hours will be awarded for the MRI didactic and clinical courses following successful completion of each course.  At the completion of the program (17 credit hours), students will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to apply to sit for the ARRT examination for MRI.  Students would be able to apply these course credit hours towards the Bachelor Degree of Liberal Arts in the future.



  • A grade of “C-” or better must be attained in all RADT courses.
  • Courses with prerequisites cannot be taken until the prerequisite courses have been successfully completed with a grade of “C-” or better.
  • All students must present evidence of the following prior to entrance in all clinical courses:
    1. Liability insurance ($2,000,000/$4,000,000), purchased through the University and billed to student’s account.
    2. Health history and required physical examination form
    3. MMR immunization
    4. Yearly tuberculosis skin test (two-step)
    5. Hepatitis B series
    6. Proof of current health care coverage
    7. Verification of history of varicella (chicken pox)
    8. Tetanus-Diphtheria-Acellular Pertussia (Tdap)
    9. CPR certification
  • Students are responsible for these expenses as well as for uniforms, and transportation costs to the clinical sites. Students must provide their own transportation between campus and clinical sites.

August - Pre-Semester

  •   (This course must be completed with a “C-” or better before entering the Fall Semester and the clinical aspects of the program.)

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Total of 17 credit hours


A grade of “C-” or higher must be attained in all MRI courses in order to advance to the next semester.

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