A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologist, performs scans on patients to produce quality images of designated areas of the body. They operate an MRI scanner, which takes several cross-sectional scans and combines them into one to form a 3-dimensional image that assists doctors in diagnosis and treatment of patients. This position involves direct contact with patients, including prepping/interviewing them, explaining the scanning process and positioning them on the examining table, and image analysis. Some MRI technologists give patients intravenous injections of gadolinium, a contrast agent that increases visibility of internal body areas.

MRI Techs can work in both hospitals and outpatient imaging centers. They may have a variety of experience taking care of both pediatric and adult patients within acute care, trauma, and ambulatory services.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform complex tasks associated with the operation of high field strength magnets and related equipment to produce special radiographic images of specific body parts 

  • Prepare patients for procedures, including taking a medical history and answering questions about the procedure

  • Precisely follow orders from physicians on what areas of the body to image

  • Screen patients for MR safety prior to procedure performance 

  • Position patients for MR scans using immobilization and protective equipment to comply with government regulations and to ensure the safety of patients and staff 

  • Start I.V.’s, administer contrast media as directed/ordered and per facility protocol 

  • Evaluate MR scans for technical quality, collate processed images and sequence of exposure and label appropriately 

  • Load and operate power injectors for contrast media administration 

  • Communicate with Radiologists to evaluate the images and to determine whether additional images need to be taken

  • Maintain a safe, clean and appropriate work area

  • Maintain accurate patient records


  • 8+ months recent work experience as an MRI Tech (excluding clinical rotations)

  • ARRT (MR) or ARMRIT Certification

  • State Cert / License (if required per state)

  • Current BLS 

  • Current TB Screen

  • Valid Photo Identification/Driver's License

  • Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process


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