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Medical Imaging Technology
Educational Program
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology at IUPUI
  • Medical Director: Professor Shah
  • Program Director: Associate Professor Long
  • Coordinator: Clinical Associate Professor Cox

Clinical Tracks for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Interventional Procedures/Cardiac Catheterization (IR/CC), Echocardiography (Echo), Mammography (Mammo) and Sonography (US) This program is designed to prepare qualified medical imaging technologists. The principal aim of the major is to provide students with educational experiences that will permit them to develop the competencies required to function effectively as advanced imaging technologists. Theory and clinical experiences are provided in interventional and cardiac catheterization procedures, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound. Students receive theory in all areas and select one major for clinical experiences.

Non-Clinical Track Students may also select a non-clinical curriculum receiving theory in all areas of Medical Imaging.  (Students would not be eligible to sit for advanced certification examinations unless they received the clinical components through their employer.)  Students who seek this track may be interested in a BS degree for personal fulfillment, initial employment (such as medical sales), job advancement (such as a management or education position) or pursuit of a graduate degree.

Non-Clinical Track Requirements
The non-clinical track in Medical Imaging Technology (MIT) is directed toward professionals in the field of Medical Imaging who are seeking a Bachelor degree in their field, but do not require or desire clinical experience in one of the modality tracks offered (CT/MRI/IR/Echo/Mammo/US) in MIT.

  • Non-clinical track professional curriculum is 30 credit hours.
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours in residence at Indiana University.
  • Minimum of 120 credit hours total must be done to receive a Bachelor's degree in Medical Imaging Technology.
  • 12 credit hours of the non-clinical track professional curriculum may be taken outside of the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Programs, but the credit hours must be relevant (must meet with MIT Coordinator for approval of outside credit hours) to the field of Medical Imaging.  All credit hours within the non-clinical track professional curriculum must be 300 or 400 level courses.
  • The non-clinical track can be done part-time or full-time.
  • The professional curriculum for non-clinical track is on-line. First day orientation is the only in-person time commitment.

Special Credit for Post-Primary Certification for those seeking the Non-Clinical track

  • Students may apply for special credit (12 credit hours) for holding a post-primary certification related to Medical Imaging (ARDMS, CT, MRI, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, etc.)
  • If special credit is awarded, all remaining courses must be taken within the non-clinical track professional curriculum in the Medical Imaging Technology Program.
  • Special credit hours do not apply toward the minimum of 30 credit hours in residence at Indiana University.

Length of the Program
MRI, CT, Echo, Mammo, and IR (9 months) A new class begins with Fall semester each year and continues through the end of the spring semester the next year.
US (16 months) A new class begins with summer session II and continues through the end of the fall semester the next year.
Non-clinical track (9 months) The Non-clinical track begins in the fall each year and finishes in the spring the next year (for full time students).  However, students may choose to go part-time in this track, which would lengthen the program of study.

Structure of the Program Clinical track students have classes, labs, or clinical experiences from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some evening hours may be required.  For the non-clinical track, classes are on-line with some live discussions with the instructor. All on-line discussions are recorded so that students may work within a time frame that is best for them. Deadlines are given throughout the program to help students stay on track.

Opportunity for Students to Work Employment as a part-time radiographer may be available at one of the area hospitals. Students may have the opportunity to have paid internships during the program. These internships are at the discretion of the clinical sites. When an internship is established the program, clincial site and the student sign an agreement that allows the students to be paid while gaining college credit.

Additional Cost In addition to regular university tuition and fees, students should expect to pay for program-related expenses such as books, uniforms, etc. Consult the HPP website advising section for a current cost sheet.

Program Facilities The Medical Imaging Technology Program is offered in Indianapolis at the Indiana University Medical Center. The offices, classrooms, and laboratory facilities are located on the first floor of the Gatch Hall (Clinical Building). Clinical education sites are in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Students are responsible for their transportation to these sites.

Updated: March 2018