Radiologists are doctors who employ image-scanning technology, including CT scanners and MRIs, to diagnose and treat medical conditions. Students who study this field can pursue careers in hospitals, clinics and private practices. A number of public universities in California, including California State University Northridge, the University of California San Francisco and the University of California San Diego offer programs in radiology.

California State University Northridge

California State University Northridge offers a Bachelor of Science program in radiologic technology, according to the program's website. This public university was founded in 1958 and located in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. The program emphasizes basic medical training, as well as more complex imaging procedures, including cardiovascular imaging, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, according to the program's website. The program is accredited by the Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology.

California State University Northridge 18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91330 818-677-1200 csun.edu

University of California San Francisco

The University of California in San Francisco offers a number of radiology programs in its Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. According to the program's website, students can pursue an undergraduate degree in radiology, a graduate degree from the the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, one of the largest programs of its kind in the country, or a PhD degree in radiology and biomedical imaging. Radiology students can also pursue fellowships, financial aid and scholarships, as well as conduct research in the university's state-of-the-art facilities.

University of California San Francisco 505 Parnassus Ave., M-391 San Francisco, CA 94143 415-476-1537 radiology.ucsf.edu

University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego also offers an undergraduate degree in radiology. This program, part of the Department of Radiology, emphasizes training in musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, vascular radiology, breast imaging, abdominal imaging and more, according to the program's website. Students work in the UCSD Medical Center, which offers state-of-the-art technology and research centers. In addition, the faculty on staff are considered some of the best in the nation, according to the program's website.

University of California San Diego 200 W. Arbor Drive San Diego, CA 92103 619-543-6222 radiology.ucsd.edu