MD Anderson Cancer Center MRI Technologist in Houston, Texas

MRI Technologist

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Allied Health at

Diagnostic Imaging 114900

Requisition #: 118411

The shift for this position is M-F 2:30pm-11pm.

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical and specialized skills in the performance of MRI procedures on MDACC patients. Duties and responsibilities are conducted in a manner that effectively supports efficient patient services. The MRI Technologist performs procedures as prescribed by Clinicians in coordination with DI Faculty. The MRI technologist provides a safe environment for patients and peers and practices MRI and radiation safety using ACR standards and section policies. Communicates and works with radiologists, physicists, clinicians, nursing staff and other patient care providers to ensure high quality diagnostic procedures are performed. Provides training, education and mentoring to students, technologists, nursing, faculty and others.

Key Functions

Technical Skills: Performs procedures as outlined in the Professional Development Model (PDM), including but not limited to routine, specialized, and urgent care MRI procedures.

Responsible for providing accurate, high quality exams.

Responsible for independent and proficient operation of all assigned MRI equipment in the section, e.g. MR scanner, coils, positioning devices.

Demonstrates understanding of MRI physics and scanner parameter manipulation to provide the best image outcomes in a proficient and time sensitive manner.

Maintains knowledge of procedures/protocols.

Demonstrates ability to apply comprehension of patient clinical history, relative to procedure/protocol.

Demonstrates and applies knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and is able to identify pathology, within scope of practice to obtain necessary diagnostic information.

Recognizes examination findings that may require immediate clinical response and notifies the radiologist, e.g. Critical Test Results.

Maintains productivity standards as defined in the section.

Error rates are minimized to meet the established standards of the section.

Responsible for quality assurance activities on technical equipment and collaborating with appropriate parties to resolve image quality issues.

Demonstrates ability to work effectively in all assigned areas.

Responsible for observing strict MRI safety standards using ACR zoning guidelines for MRI. E.g. ensuring the safety of patients, family members, staff and visitors and maintaining an environment that is free of hazards.

Responsible for accurately inputting data, demographics and information into computer information systems, e.g., RIS, Clinic Station, Whiteboards, CARE.

Verifies timely transfer of images to the PACS system.


Required: Graduate of an approved American Medical Association (AMA) Radiologic Technology program.

Preferred: Advanced MRI training from a AMA Radiologic Technology or MRI program.


Required: One year of MRI Technologist experience or two years of Radiologic Technologist experience at MD Anderson. With preferred education no experience is required.


Required: All of the following:

Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification. (CPR)


Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in MRI.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.