The MIRIS Consortium will be starting its next cohort in May of 2016. GRCC will be accepting applications for five new students. You must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist, Registered Radiation Therapist or Registered Nuclear medicine Technologist to apply for the MRI program. Please refer to the MRI Application Process for more information.
Michigan Radiologic and Imaging Science Consortium
- Grand Rapids Community College
- Grand Valley State University
- Kellogg Community College
- Lake Michigan College
- Lansing Community College
- Mid-Michigan Community College
MRI technologists are highly trained and possess the advanced skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice. The ability to critically think and communicate is paramount to the success of an MRI technologist. They must have the ability to synthesize information and apply rational judgment in determining appropriate protocols that affect image quality and diagnostic outcome. They must find balance between equipment capabilities and patient condition to arrive at the highest quality images for interpretation by the physician. The MRI environment presents unique patient care and safety issues that require an exceptional attention to detail. The MiRIS MRI program provides a sound base of clinical practice in conjunction with course work in the related sciences and general education.
The MiRIS MRI program is designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice in MRI, but also places emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that encourage the professional growth of the individual student.
Clinical learning experiences are provided by affiliating hospitals, clinics and other MRI provider facilities. Didactic learning experiences occur in supportive college course work delivered through an online environment. Both are equally important to the development of the competent MRI technologist.
Under these philosophies, the program assumes the responsibility of a facilitator of learning. Specifically, it will plan, select, administer, and assess learning experiences. These experiences are developed to meet established objectives and eligibility requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to complete the MRI certification exam.
The MiRIS MRI program prepares students to become eligible to complete the MRI certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The program terminates in an award of an Associates of Applied Science degree or a Certificate of Completion as determined by the college issuing the award. The program has been developed to be consistent with standards and requirements of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT); the American College of Radiology (ACR); the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Michigan Radiologic and Imaging Science (MiRIS) consortium.