Diagnostic Imaging and Residency

University of Western States

M.Sc. On Campus
36 months
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The Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging and Residency program from University of Western States trains doctors of chiropractic as specialists and consultants in diagnostic imaging and chiropractic radiology. 


The Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging and Residency program from University of Western States produces clinician-scholar specialists in the field of radiology. The program represents an area of specialty practice skills development, coupled with expectation of the participant’s scholarly production. Graduates of the MS in diagnostic imaging program are eligible to obtain specialty recognition through the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (ACBR), which is the designated recognizing body for certifying expertise in diagnostic imaging.

Graduates from the program Diagnostic Imaging and Residency program from University of Western States will have the following outcomes

  • Accurate interpretation of diagnostic images
  • Ability to recommend/acquire appropriate studies.
  • Teaching excellence
  • Scholarship and information literacy
  • Professionalism as a practitioner and a consultant to physicians and patients
  • Effective clinical radiology practice

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Radiology Phase 3D
  • Imaging of the Abdomen                              
  • Imaging of the Thorax (Chest)
  • Metabolic, Endocrine, and Nutritional Disorders of Bone
  • Neuroimaging of the Spine, Brain and Head/Neck
  • Neoplastic and Neoplastic-Like Lesions of Bone
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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115 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Eligible for or hold an Oregon license to practice chiropractic within six months of starting in the program. All residents must acquire an Oregon license before they can progress into the third quarter of their residency.
  • Prior to beginning the residency program, earn a DC degree from a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.
  • 3.0 on 4.0 scale a doctor of chiropractic program GPA of at least a 3.0 in obtained radiology courses, without receiving any grade lower than a “C” in any radiology course.
  • Candidate Selection
  • Essay 
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Original, official transcripts from the applicant’s DC program
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended
  • Contact information for three professional references: radiology department chairperson or equivalent from alma mater; a DACBR; and a faculty member from a department other than radiology.

Tuition Fee


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Diagnostic Imaging and Residency
University of Western States


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