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Medical Imaging Technology

Medical Imaging Technology (clinical, non-clinical, and diagnostic sonography)

The 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 advanced imaging program is only open to registered radiographers, sonographers, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologists (RT(R) or RT(T) or RT(N) or RDMS or NMTCB). 

Description of the Profession The medical imaging technologist in radiologic sciences is a skilled imaging professional qualified to provide patient service in cardiac interventional (CI), vascular interventional (VI), computed tomography (CT), (medical or cardiac), mammography (M) 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 professional credential required for entry into the program. From the ARRT-cardiac interventional (CI), vascular interventional (VI), computed tomography (CT), mammography (M), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and sonography (S) vascular sonography (RDCS). From the CCI: cardiac sonography (RCS) and vascular (RVS). From NMTCB: computed tomography (CT). 

Indiana Requirements to Practice A state license is required to operate radiation producing devices.  The State accepts ARRT and NMTCB credentials to satisfy educational requirements.

If you hold one of these credential, contact Debra Patterson.  If you do not hold one of these credentials, contact the Health Professions Programs office at askhpp@iupui.edu.

Debra Patterson, Director, Medical Imaging Technology Program
IU Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
1120 W. Michigan St, Room 120
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5111

Phone: (317) 274-5255
E-mail: patte120@iu.edu

Updated: April 2023