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Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology

Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology

Collaborative Online Degree

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

This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.

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).  

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

If you are not eligible for the BS in Medical Imaging Technology, we invite you to explore options such as our BS in Applied Health Science or BS in Health Sciences.

As a BS in Medical Imaging Technology student, you will gain knowledge and skills in medical imaging technology principles and procedures, anatomy and pathology, and research practices. The program complements your technical certification and prepares you to communicate effectively, think critically, and apply problem-solving skills in the healthcare environment so that you 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 you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty. 

Medical Imaging Technology Program Outcomes

The BS in Medical Imaging Technology program seeks to:

  • Develop the professional's ability to function as an active member of the healthcare team.
  • Graduate professionals who demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Graduate professionals who demonstrate critical thiking and problem-solving skills.
  • Graduate professonals who demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors.
  • Foster independent thinking and lifelong learning.
Medical Imaging Technology Course Outcomes

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

  1. Medical Imaging Technology Principles (3 cr.)
    • Learn the history of the medical imaging profession
    • Master basic imaging principles for a variety of imaging modalities
  2. Medical Imaging Technology Procedures (3 cr.)
    • 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 cr.)
    • 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 cr.)
    • Demonstrate computer skills needed to perform a literature search.
    • Formulate a research question.
    • Research a selected topic.
    • Use a variety of multimedia tools to produce images for presentations and posters.
    • Disseminate scientific information in a professional-quality poster and research paper.
    • IInvestigate the basic tenets of human-subjects research.
  5. Medical Imaging Technology Nonclinical Concentration (12 cr.)

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 toward the 30 in-residence IU hours.

Students must complete 12 hours of elective coursework. Students may develop their own tracks with the consent of their program faculty.


This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To be accepted by this program, you must have:

  1. Must be certified in at least one of the following: Radiography (ARRT) Radiation Therapy (ARRT) Nuclear Medicine (ARRT or NMTCB) OR Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound Technologist) (ARRT or ARDMS) Echocardiographer (ARDMS or CCI) or Invasive Specialist (CCI)
  2. Have completed all general education courses as required by the designated home campus.
To apply to this program:
  1. Complete application for admission.
  2. Submit official transcripts.
  3. Complete an essay (may be required of some applicants).
  4. International applicants may be asked for additional materials. 
  5. Submit Medical Imaging Technology application to your assigned campus. 

This program is offered by IU South Bend, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IUPUI. After applying, you will be assigned a home campus. You will submit application documents to the Office of Admissions on that campus.

Application Deadline
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
Admission requirements vary. 

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

To graduate with the BS in Medical Imaging Technology, you must:

  1. Complete a total of 120 semester credit hours, including
    1. All Campus General Education Requirements
    2. Program core course requirements
    3. 12 credit hours of elective courses
  2. Complete at least 30 credit hours through Indiana University
  3. Complete at least 30 credit hours at the 300–and 400–level.
  4. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, and achieve a minimum grade of C in each required course.

Core Courses

You will be required to take one course from each of the following categories (unless otherwise noted).

Principles (3 cr.)

Select one from the following:

  • AHLT-R 405 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging I 
  • RADI-R 451 Medical Imaging Theory I 
  • RADS-R 405 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging I 
Procedures (3 cr.)

Select one from the following:

  • AHLT-R 406 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging II
  • RADI-R 453 Medical Imaging Theory II 
  • RADS-R 406 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging II 
Anatomy and Pathology
  • AHLT-R 472 Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology I; OR
    RADI-R 472 Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology I; OR
    RADS-R 472 Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology I


  • AHLT-R 473 Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology II; OR
    RADI-R 473 Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology II; OR
    RADS-R 473 Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology II
Research (6 cr.)

Select one of the following two options:

Option 1: Archival and Human Subject Research

  • RADI-R 456 Medical Imaging Technology Project I 
  • RADI-R 457 Medical Imaging Technology Project II 

Option 2: Advanced Study and Applied Research in Medical Imaging

  • AHLT-R 407 Seminar; OR
    HSC-W 314 Ethics and Health Professionals; OR
    RADS-R 403 Advanced Topics in Medical Imaging Technology 


  • AHLT-R 409 Project in Medical Imaging; OR
    AHLT-R 409 Project in Medical Imaging; OR
    RADS-R 409 Project in Medical Imaging 
Electives (12 cr.)

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