Health Sciences

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Certificate Program

Program Objectives

  • Provide continuing education for licensed Radiologic Technology Professionals (AA, RTs and ARRTs) at the university level.
  • Provide access for professionals to meet their mandated continuing education requirements completing a certificate program.
  • Provide advanced Radiologic Science imaging education to promote excellence in the health care environment.
  • Provide advanced imaging coursework in computer applications, MRI physics and cross-sectional anatomy.
  • Provide advanced clinical internships through placements at the Radiologic Science program's affiliate medical centers.
  • Prepare the student for new employment in the magnetic resonance imaging field or adds these responsibilities to current employment.
  • Prepare and qualify the student to sit for the national advanced imaging MRI certification examination.

Criteria for Admission

MRI and CT are currently being offered by the faculty in the Radiologic Sciences Program through the Tseng College MRI Certificate Program Students may enroll in these courses after meeting the prerequisites and admission criteria to a specific certificate program through Tseng College.

  • If the Radiologic Technologist is accepted for clinical placement, actual clinical rotations will be scheduled after completion of the academic course work in that specialty. These clinical rotations will be scheduled around the BSRS students' clinical rotations. There is no guarantee of placement, location or time schedule.

Accreditation

MRI programs do not currently require accreditation.

Faculty Members

Anita Slechta, Program Director, M.S., BSRT, CRT, ARRT(R)(M), Professor, Health Sciences Department, CSUN 
Nader Binesh, Ph.D. Biomedical Physics 
Jennifer Little, Clinical Coordinator, BS, RT, ARRT (R)(MR), CRT 
Doris Abrishami, Clinical Coordinator, BS, RT, ARRT (R)(M), CRT