Course List (4 courses, 44.5 Continuing Education Units)

Complete the requirements for the MRI program in three semesters, including the clinical education experience of 355 clinical, on-site hours.

NOTE: Course work is 100% online.

First Semester

  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy (XRAD 901) online
    By completing XRAD 901 with a 75% on the final exam, students also earn 39 Category A ECE credit from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Second Semester

  • Cross-Sectional Pathology (XRAD 902) online prior to clinical education
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (XRAD 905) online
    By completing XRAD 905 with a 75% on the final exam, students also earn 31 Category A ECE credit from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Third Semester

  • MRI Clinical Education (XRTP 906) 355 on-site clinical hours

Please note that students will not be able to start XRTP 906 ( MRI clinical internship) until they have completed and passed XRAD 901, XRAD 902 and XRAD 905 within the last 12 months.

Course Highlights

The following courses have been carefully crafted and purposefully sequenced to form a uniquely integrated program of study. Courses are listed in the order in which they are presented. Later courses build on earlier ones to provide a powerful, cumulative learning experience.

course name units / hours description
XRAD 901 Cross-sectional Anatomy

3 CEUs

Introduction to cross-sectional anatomy with the use of advanced imaging techniques, including Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasonography. Includes comparisons of the various modalities in demonstrating anatomy.
XRAD 902

Cross-sectional Pathology

1.5 CEUs

Understanding the basic principles of cross-sectional pathology is an essential part of the radiologic technologist’s training.  Knowing how disease processes work and recognizing the radiographic appearance of specific diseases can aid the technologists in selecting proper modalities and determining the need for repeat radiographs in different situations. This kind of knowledge enables the radiologic technologist to become a more competent professional and a contributing member of the diagnostic team.
XRAD 905

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

4.5 CEUs

Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides the Radiologic Technology student with a broad understanding of the applied physics and imaging techniques used in clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Imaging. Course content includes instrumentation, mechanism of contrast and image formation in MRI, basic pulse sequences, sources of image artifacts and advance imaging technique in diffusion, perfusion, MRA and spectroscopy.
XRTP 906 MRI Clinical Education

35.5 CEUs

Competency-based clinical education in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).  Clinical Skill development in an approved MRI imaging center or in a Clinical affiliate medical center for CSUN, which includes: patient positioning, manipulation of exposure factors, image analysis, and methods of patient care. Advanced Imaging techniques in MRI will occur over 355 hours of schedule clinical internship within 15 weeks in the summer or fall semester, depending upon site availability.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is not available for this program.