Medical Imaging Technology
An educational program in medical imaging technology is located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus and housed in the IU School of Medicine Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. This program is an advanced program for the registered radiographers, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologists.
Description of the Profession The medical imaging technologist in radiologic sciences is a skilled radiographer imaging professional qualified to provide patient service in interventional procedures (IR), computed tomography (CT), sonography (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Medical imaging technologists use principles of radiation protection as they determine exposure factors and position patients for a variety of examinations. Many of the patient examinations are highly specific, using computers or computerized equipment. Medical imaging technologists are also capable of assessing the technical quality of the image, and providing basic patient care. The technologist must function as a member of the health care team.
Graduates of the Program Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are eligible to take specialty examinations depending on their major area of concentration.
Credentials Required to Practice RT(R) or RT (T) or RT (N) or RDMS or NMTCB. Advanced qualification credentials are available and may be required by employers. Currently, depending on the clinical major completed, graduates may be eligible for one or more of the following credentials in addition to the RT(R)(ARRT) required for entry into the program: from the ARRT, cardiovascular-interventional technology (CV), computed tomography (CT), mammography (M), magnetic resonance imaging (MR), and ultrasound (U); from the ARDMS, medical sonography (RDMS) and vascular technology (RVT).
Indiana Requirements to Practice A State license is required to operate an X-ray machine. The State accepts ARRT credentials to satisfy educational requirements.
If you hold one of these credential contact Linda Cox. If you do not hold one of these credentials, contact the Health Professions Programs office.
Linda Cox, Coordinator, Medical Imaging Technology Program
IU Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
541 N. Clinical Drive, CL 120
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5111
Phone: (317) 274-5188
Updated: January 1, 2014