Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Precision in Imaging: Explore Our Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program

Our MRI program is meticulously designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and applications of this powerful imaging technique. As you explore the program, you will discover how our expert faculty, experienced MRI technologists and medical professionals, are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of MRI specialists.

Join us in this transformative MRI program into a rewarding career in the world of medical imaging. Embrace the challenge of exploring the human body with unparalleled precision and become an integral part of the ever-evolving field of medical diagnostics at the Sacramento Ultrasound Institute.




Program Hours: 1675 Hours
Program Length: 67 Weeks
Credits: 65 Credits
Instruction: Blended
Credential Awarded: Associates in Applied Sciences Degree


Scrubs $200.00
Books $1,055.00
Tuition $52,000.00
Total Program Cost $53,255.00



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Hello and welcome to our Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program webpage. I am excited to have you join us. My name is Fres Schindler, and I am the Director of the SUI MRI Program. It is my job to help all our students become skilled MRI technologists.

Our program is known for providing comprehensive, hands-on training that prepares students for success in the continually changing world of MRI. We offer both theoretical and clinical training, giving students opportunities to engage with the latest technology, under the guidance of experienced experts.

On our page, you can learn more about our faculty, courses, facilities, and how to apply for admission. If you have any questions or want more info, please contact us. We hope to be a part of your educational journey and look forward to watching you thrive as an MRI professional


The student receives six hundred seventy five (675) hours of didactic training and one thousand (1000) hours of clinical education allowing them to apply the lecture topics to practical use. The curriculum provides students with the technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in this field. Upon completion of the program, an Associate’s in Applied Science is awarded. Normal completion time for this program is 67 weeks excluding any holiday and vacation times. 


The mission of the MRI Technologist program at Sacramento Ultrasound Institute is to provide high-quality education and training to aspiring MRI technologists. The program aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge, technical skills, and clinical experience required to excel in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. We are committed to producing competent and compassionate entry-level professionals who meet the demands of the ever-evolving medical community.


  • Anatomy & Physiology: Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy and physiology, which is vital for interpreting MRI images accurately.
  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy: This topic delves into the specialized knowledge required to interpret images generated by cross-sectional imaging techniques.
  • Physics & Instrumentation: Students will learn about the principles and instrumentation involved in MRI technology, enabling them to operate MRI machines effectively.
  • Imaging & Procedures: This segment covers various imaging techniques and procedures commonly used in MRI diagnostics.
  • Patient Care & Management: Students will be trained in providing compassionate patient care and managing different situations that may arise during MRI examinations.
  • General Education: The program also includes a well-rounded general education component, enhancing students’ overall knowledge and skills.


Clinical training is an integral part of the MRI Technologist program. Students will gain hands-on experience in real-world clinical settings under the guidance of experienced professionals. This training will enable students to apply their theoretical knowledge and apply it to practical scenarios, develop proficiency in operating MRI equipment, and refine their patient care skills. The clinical training component plays a crucial role in preparing students for a successful career in MRI technology.


  • Must be a current resident in California. Government-issued I.D. is required.
  • Be at least 18 years of age (Age will be verified with Individual’s I.D.)
  • Provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Provide proof of appropriate educational requirements such as:
    • Copy of high school diploma or GED or
    • Copy of high school transcript showing graduation date.

Please Note:

  • Documentation of proof of completion of high school diploma or secondary education from a foreign country must be officially translated into English and show the equivalency of education in the United States; high school diploma, associates or bachelor’s degree. Evaluation of foreign transcripts must be completed by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation. Information regarding this organization and its members can be found here.
  • Students must notify the institution if they plan to relocate out of state. SUI is only approved to operate in the state of California. Relocating out of state may adversely impact a student’s ability to complete their program. Students must submit the Change of Address Form via the student portal prior to relocation.
  • Some programs may have additional requirements. The additional requirements will be specified on the respective program’s page on our website.


To find out if your course meets the program prerequisite or transfer requirements. Click here and access our Transfer Credit Articulation Database for more information. Please visit our Admissions page for program start dates and application window and register for a webinar info session to start your enrollment process.


Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about Financial Assistance. For details please call: 916-877-7977


Sacramento Ultrasound Institute’s MRI Technologist program is accredited by ABHES and is approved by BPPE. This accreditation ensures that our program meets stringent educational standards, providing students with a high-quality learning experience and improving their credibility in the job market.


Upon successful completion of the MRI Technologist program, graduates become eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Exam for MRI. Achieving this certification is crucial for enhancing employment prospects and professional recognition within the field.


According to the 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the median salary for MRI Technologists in California is $106,040. There is a projected growth of 9% from 2020-2028, faster than the average for all occupations.

Students can earn an associates in Applied Sciences Degree in MRI Program at Sacramento Ultrasound Institute (SUI) in only 67 weeks and start a career in the growing field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists. Best part? SUI works with more than 30 clinical sites and prepares the students with the knowledge, the clinical experience, and connections needed to land a job in the field.

For more information, visit the BLS website here.


Sacramento Ultrasound Institute is dedicated to supporting students’ career aspirations. Our career services team provides personalized guidance to each student. They assist them with job searches, resume preparation, interview skills, and networking. SUI maintains a strong network of affiliations with medical facilities and organizations, offering students valuable opportunities for internships and potential employment after graduation.


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