At its January 2021 Board of Trustees meeting, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) extended recognition for the radiologist assistant program sponsored by Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif., for another five years.

Students who graduate from the radiologist assistant program at Loma Linda University—while ARRT recognizes the program—will meet ARRT’s educational eligibility requirement of completing a program recognized by ARRT. As advanced-level radiographers, R.R.A.s extend a radiologist’s capacity by performing various healthcare procedures. R.R.A.s work in hospitals and private practices.

To get or maintain ARRT recognition, educational programs must meet criteria including accreditation, clinical education, and preceptorship requirements. ARRT evaluates programs based on our Recognition Criteria for Radiologist Assistant Education Programs. Five years is the maximum time ARRT awards recognition for radiologist assistant programs seeking continued recognition.

ARRT recognizes the radiologist assistant educational programs at:

  • Loma Linda University: Loma Linda, Calif.
  • Midwestern State University: Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Quinnipiac University: Hamden, Conn.
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Newark,
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Little Rock
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Weber State University: Ogden, Utah

“We congratulate the faculty of the program and wish them ongoing success,” says J.J. Powell, director of education requirements.