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How to become an MRT

To become a professional MRT, candidates study anatomy, physiology, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection, radiation biology and patient care in a Canadian Medical Association-accredited program at the post-secondary level. They are then eligible to write the national certification examination administered by CAMRT, and can choose to specialize in one or more of the four disciplines of medical imaging and radiation science:

  • General radiography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiation therapy

MRTs also abide by a professional code of ethics and follow best practice guidelines that advance the principles of patient respect and dignity, patient centered care and safety, fairness, and accountability and integrity.