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Medical Imaging Technology, BS

Bachelor Of Science

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The BS in Medical Imaging Technology is for working professionals who are already certified in a medical imaging related field.

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.

Gain knowledge and skills in medical imaging technology principles and procedures, anatomy and pathology, and research practices. Complement your technical certification and learn 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.

Degree Requirements 

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

1. Complete a total of 120 semester credit hours, including

  • All campus general education requirements 
  • Program core course requirements 
  • 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.

Medical Imaging Technology Program Outcomes

The BS in Medical Imaging Technology program seeks to:

  • Develop your ability to function as an active member of the healthcare team. 
  • Advance your communication skills. 
  • Advance your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.  
  • Ingrain professional and ethical behaviors. 
  • Foster independent thinking and lifelong learning. 

Medical Imaging Technology Course Outcomes

Gain experience 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 multimedia 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 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.

Core Courses

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

1. Principles (3 credit hours)

  • AHLT-R 405 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging I 
  • RADS-R 405 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging I 
  • RADI-R 451 Medical Imaging Theory I 

2. Procedures (3 credit hours)

  • AHLT-R 406 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging II 
  • RADS-R 406 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging II 
  • RADI-R 453 Medical Imaging Theory II 

3. Anatomy and Pathology (6 credit hours)

Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology I

  • AHLT-R 472 
  • RADI-R 472  
  • RADS-R 472 


Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology II

  • AHLT-R 473   
  • RADI-R 473  
  • RADS-R 473 

4. Research (two options - 6 credit hours)

Option 1: Archival and Human Subject Research - Complete two courses. 

  • RADI-R 456 MIT Projects I 
  • RADI-R 457 MIT Projects II 


Option 2: Advanced Study and Applied Research in Medical Imaging -  Complete R 407, R 403, or W 314. 

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

AND complete R 409.

  • AHLT-R 409 Project in Medical Imaging 
  • AHLT-R 409 Sr. Projects in MIT 
  • RADS-R 409 Sr. Projects in MIT 

5. Electives (12 credit hours)


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To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.

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

To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission.
  • Submit official transcripts.
  • Submit official high school transcript or equivalent (may be required of some applicants).
  • Complete an essay (may be required of some applicants).
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.
  • This program is offered by IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IUPUI, and IU South Bend. After applying, you will be assigned a home campus. You will submit application documents to the Office of Admissions of that campus.
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