Overview of Program
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists work in a highly specialized field operating sophisticated computerized equipment. They provide detailed cross-sectional images of the human body, assisting physicians with quality patient diagnosis and treatment.
This is a full-time 6-month Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate program. The program involves two quarters spring and summer. During the program students take formal coursework along with clinical instruction. It is a full-time program with no arrangements for part-time or evening status. Clinical sites are available, but we cannot guarantee a clinical site close to where you live.
The program is full-time and involves 40 hours per week, which includes didactic and clinical experience. Clinical involves four (4), eight (8) hour days per week. Classes are scheduled for one day per week and may require the student to be on campus.
Be knowledgeable professionals in their field of study.
Demonstrate leadership and critical thinking in all areas of MRI scanning.
Behave with ethical standards as a professional MRI Technologist.
Positively interact and communicate with patients, department personnel, and professional staff.
Maintain skills and knowledge by interacting with fellow professionals, attending educational conferences, and staying current with changing technology.
The MRI Student Profile
Enthusiastic students interested in maintaining high standards of academics, clinical performance, and patient care.
Technologists working in this field need a broad knowledge of human anatomy and computer skills.
Transcripts should reflect strong grades in science and related courses.
Detail-orientated and able to work under pressure with critical thinking and problem solving skills.
The student should submit meaningful recommendations from prior teachers, work supervisors, or health professionals who are knowledgeable about the student's qualifications.
We accept students who are completing a program in radiologic technology prior to the start of the program as long as they have their ARRT, CRT, and CPR by the program start date.
A minimum of twelve (12) hours of career observation in MRI is required. Career Observation Form
Students interested in both the CT and MRI programs will need 12 hours of observation in each modality.
MRI Program Curriculum
RTSI 361 MRI Physics - 2 units
RTSI 971 Special Imaging Affiliation - 2 units
Total - 6 units
RTSI 362 MRI Physics II - 2 units
RTSI 366 MRI Procedures and Patient Care - 2 units
RTSI 972 Special Imaging Affiliation - 2 units
Total - 6 units
Application Enrollment Period
Applications are accepted starting in January 1 of each year. May 1 is the application deadline.
Be sure your application is complete to include a statement of purpose, application fee, three recommendations and transcripts. Official transcripts must come directly from the school to our Admissions Office.
Interviews are conducted towards the end of May. All applicants will be interviewed by the program director and representatives of the school of Allied Health Professions. If you reside in Southern California you should plan for a personal interview. You will be notified by phone or e-mail of your interview time and date.
The interviews are rated in the following four areas:
a. Work experience or training background
c. Academic background
d. Communication skills, knowledge, motivation, etc.
Selection of Applicants
After all applicants have been interviewed, the selection committee for the MRI program meets to make the final selections. Selections are usually decided by the middle of June and confirmation of each decision is mailed to the respective applicant from the Office of Admissions for the School of Allied Health Professions.
The MRI program is full-time for each quarter. The cost for the MRI program is subject to change. Since this is a certificate program through the School of Allied Health Professions. Please note: Financial aid is not available for the CT or MRI certificatre programs. Please contact the Student Financial Aid Office at (909) 558-4509 if you have specific questions.
Students are required to have a background check.
Fall quarter starts at the end of September. Application deadline is May 1. Interviews start the end of May with acceptance notification by the end of June.
This program qualifies for VA tuition benefits. Visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov for details
Timothy Seavey, Program Director
Department of Radiation Technology
Loma Linda CA 92350
(909) 558-4931 or 800-422-4558-1-4 ask for ext 44068