Program Overview

California State University at Northridge offers Concurrent Certificates in Advanced Professional Development in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging for students interested in careers in the utilization of medical imaging technology. Students will learn about the fundamental aspects of radiogenic physics that take part in imaging technology as they develop their understanding of the principles and procedures behind medical imaging. Through the program, they will learn to utilize both computerized tomography imaging technology and magnetic resonance imaging technology to fulfill the role of radiologic technologists and machine operators. This will be attained through development of experience in both computed tomography imaging centers and magnetic resonance imaging centers where they will learn patient positioning, manipulation of exposure factors, image analysis, and methods of patient care.

Students will study a curriculum which will develop their understanding of the human body and computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging utilization and analysis techniques. The curriculum consists of 6 courses which translates to 83 clinical education units of classes, which include cross-sectional analysis, cross-sectional pathology, and computed tomography.

Students who successfully complete the certificate program will have proven their mastery of the concepts of cross-sectional anatomy scanning with the use of advanced imaging techniques, such as computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasonography, and to demonstrate understanding of the principles of cross-sectional pathology, specifically the recognition of disease processes in anatomy as well as identifying the radiographic appearance of specific diseases; specifically for the purpose of selecting proper modalities and determining the need for repeat imaging in different situations.

Lastly, students will be expected to demonstrate understanding of the radiologic principles and understanding of applied physics and imaging techniques utilized in clinical computed tomography imaging and magnetic resonance imaging.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Students must have a diploma or a degree from an accredited Radiologic Technology or Nuclear Medicine program.

    School Overview

    California State University, Northridge is a public university located in Los Angeles, California in the San Fernando Valley that was established in 1958. Formerly San Fernando Valley State College, this school originated as the first satellite campus of California State University. In 1972, the University changed its name to the current name, California State University, Northridge. CSUN has nine colleges, offering undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, several education degrees, and a DPT degree.


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