Program Description


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 the option 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.

  • Any option is a full-time, 40 hour-per-week program, 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. There are no arrangements for part-time or evening status. 

  • Students will experience hands on training in their chosen modality.


Program Website

Program Length

4 quarter (12 months)

Possible Careers

Computed Tomography and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2023 Jan 1, 2023 Jun 1, 2023

Admissions Requirements

  • Current ARRT Registry in Radiography (R).
  • Current California (CRT) license.
  • Current CPR Card with the American Heart Association.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in all didactic and clinical coursework. Students must complete all clinical requirements and class work, including assignments, quizzes, and exams to receive their certificate
  • Venipuncture is highly recommended.
  • Current required vaccinations by program start date. 


  • CT Only – 12 hours
  • MRI Only – 12 Hours
  • CT/MRI Combined – 24 hours (12 hours in each modality).
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2022-2023

Year of Program: Year 1
Tuition $17,550
Fees $3,800
Books & Supplies $615
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $21,965


The cost of attendance varies from year to year. Please contact the Office of Student Finance for up-to-date costs.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2022-2023, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1
Months enrolled 12
Room & Board $14,985
Transportation $2,880
Personal Expenses $2,250


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.