Courses & certification

Medical radiation technologists (MRTs) provide a delicate balance between technical knowledge and adaptive patient skills, generally in a hospital or clinic.

To become an MRT, you must first complete a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) accredited education program that includes both didactic and clinical components at a college or university.

Your course of study will include anatomy, physiology, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation biology, radiation safety, radiation protection and patient care.

When you complete your formal education, you will be eligible to write the national certification examination administered by the CAMRT, choosing to specialize in one or more of the four disciplines of medical imaging and radiation science: general radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.

There are education programs specific to each MRT discipline. Please note that there are degree as well as diploma education programs in Canada. Some institutions offer both a degree and a diploma credential. The type of program offered is indicated with each educational institution listed.