Magnetic Resonance Imaging training or MRI training is widely available for technologists. They provide both theoretical and practical education for those who want to learn how to use the different types of MRI equipment as well as to help them learn standard procedures and protocol in operating such equipment. These are typically associate’s degree programs that can be accomplished in two years or even less.

These programs provide specialized classes that provide students with didactic or clinical knowledge. It also teaches students crucial communication and interpersonal skills so that they can interact with patients in the most effective means possible.

These courses help students to explain and review the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging, utilize appropriate MR pulse sequences in clinical imaging, recognize and minimize MRI errors, incorporate current knowledge of biological effects and safety considerations when working in the MR environment, describe techniques in manipulating MR parameters to optimize image quality, and explain proper selection and usage of MR coils to optimize image quality.

MRI training programs helps students to prepare for board exams and other MRI certification exams. These can be obtained through the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) organization.