Suzette Paredes Sanchez, MS, ARRT (R)
The application window for the CT and MRI Certificates, and the CT/MRI program is January 1 to May 1.
Special Imaging technologists work in a highly specialized field operating sophisticated imaging equipment. They provide detailed cross-sectional images of the human body, assisting physicians with quality patient diagnosis and treatment.
Students have options to take both CT and MRI together as a single 12-month (four quarters) program, or CT or MRI alone as an individual 6-month (two quarters) program. Any option results in the student receiving a University certificate in the modality of choice. If you are interested in getting your Bachelor's degree with a CT and/or MRI emphasis, visit our BSRS page.
Print the special imaging forms:
A minimum of twelve (12) hours of career observation is required per modality.
Total Hour Requirements:
• CT Only – 12 hours
• MRI Only – 12 Hours
• CT/MRI Combined – 24 hours (12 hours in each modality).
To begin the Admissions process, please review our special imaging program information here on our website and then schedule an advising appointment with the program director.
The application window for a Fall quarter start for the CT certificate, the MRI certificate, and the CT/MRI program is from January 1 to June 1.
The application window for a Spring quarter start for the MRI ONLY Certificate is from June 1 to December 1.
Interviews for January 1 through May 1 applicants are conducted in June.
Interviews for June 1 thorough December 1 applicants are conducted in January.
All qualified 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 date and time. Due to the limited number of interview dates/times, you will be assigned an interview slot, and you should plan around your interview as alternate dates/times are not available.
All special Imaging applicants are rated in the following areas:
Work experience or training background
Knowledge of profession and program
After all qualified applicants have been interviewed, the selection committee for the program meets to make the final selections. Selections are usually decided by the end of June (for January 1 through May 1 applicants) and confirmation of each decision is mailed to the respective applicant from the Office of Admissions for the School of Allied Health Professions. June 1 through December 1 applicants will be notified in early February.
Students are required to have a background check. This will be performed by Loma Linda upon admission to the program. The cost of the background check is the student's responsibility.
Access our course schedules by choosing the special imaging program and quarter of choice.
Both programs have distance education options available, depending on your location. Please contact the program director for details.
The Special Imaging program is full-time for each quarter. The cost for the program is subject to change. Since this is a certificate program, financial aid is not available for the CT or MRI certificate programs. Please contact the Student Financial Aid Office at 909-558-4509 if you have specific questions.
This program qualifies for VA tuition benefits. Visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov for details.