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Description of the Profession

The BS in Medical Imaging Technology is for working professionals who are already certified in Radiography (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine (ARRT or NMTCB), Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARRT or ARDMS), or Radiation Therapy (ARRT).

Students who are not certified in one of these areas are not eligible to apply. To become certified, students must complete prescribed educational requirements at a two- or four-year college and pass a national professional certification exam.

Medical Imaging Technology students gain knowledge and skills in medical imaging technology principles and procedures, anatomy and pathology, and research practices. The program complements technical certification and prepares students to communicate effectively, think critically, and apply problem-solving skills in the healthcare environment so that they can pursue opportunities in healthcare leadership roles, healthcare education, research, and graduate school.

The program may be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, and IU South Bend. This consortial model allows students to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

Program Goals and Learning outcomes

Students will gain knowledge and skills in the following core areas: 

1. Medical Imaging Technology Principles (3 credit hours) 

  • Learn the history of the medical imaging profession  
  • Master basic imaging principles for a variety of imaging modalities  

2. Medical Imaging Technology Procedures (3 credit hours) 

  • Compare and contrast the various modalities in terms of radiation sources, uses, and safety  
  • Apply medical imaging concepts and principles to analyze new uses and procedures  

3. Anatomy and Pathology (6 credit hours)  

  • Explain the different disease states that are seen or treated within the field of radiology  
  • Determine which radiologic procedures are used in the diagnosis and treatment of various disease states  
  • Analyze how physicians use patient data and images for use in patient case management  
  • Identify anatomical structures of the human body   
  • Describe relationships of structures to one another  
  • Discuss the different appearance of anatomy from one modality to another  

4. Research in Medical Imaging Technology (6 credit hours)  

  • Demonstrate computer skills needed to perform a literature search  
  • Formulate a research question  
  • Research a selected topic  
  • Use a variety of multi-media tools to produce images for presentations and posters  
  • Disseminate scientific information in a professional quality poster and research paper  
  • Investigate the basic tenets of human subjects research  

5. Medical Imaging Technology Nonclinical Concentration (12 credit hours) 

  • Students with both a primary and post-primary certification (i.e. RT and CT) are eligible for up to 12 special credit hours. Special credit hours cannot be used towards the 30 hours in-residence IU hours  
Degree Requirements 

To graduate with the BS in Medical Imaging Technology, you must complete 120 credit hours. In addition, you must complete at least 30 credit hours at Indiana University and at least 30 credit hours at the 300- and 400-level. You must also maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and achieve a minimum grade of C in each required course. 

Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • General education courses (30-44 credit hours)  
  • Medical imaging technology core courses (18 credit hours)  
  • Medical imaging technology elective courses (12 credit hours)  
  • General elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours) 

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