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.
Students admitted to IU Online receive a full range of personalized support services, including:
- Success Coaching
- Math and Writing Support
- Career Services
- Peer Mentorship
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.
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
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.
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
You can transfer up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited community college, or 90 credit hours from an accredited four-year university or college.
Patricia Davis, Program Director
Patricia Davis, program director for the BS in Medical Imaging Technology, is medical imaging technology coordinator and clinical associate professor of radiologic sciences in the IU Kokomo School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. She holds an MBA from Western Governors University and a BS in Medical Imaging Technology with a concentration in MRI from IU Kokomo. She was honored at the 2021 IU Kokomo annual Scholarship and Creative Works Reception for outstanding work in scholarship, research, and creativity. Among courses taught are Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, Computed Tomography, and Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology.
Representative courses: Introduction to Medical Imaging Technology Leadership, Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology I, Senior Projects.
“Teaching this program is a chance to share and inspire our future technologists to become medical imaging leaders, educators/researchers, focus on medical imaging informatics, and research topics in medical imaging. I especially enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues from the regional campuses and instructional designers to develop creative, engaging, and interactive online activities that are relevant to clinical applications.”
Maryann Oake is program director of radiography and medical imaging in the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at IU South Bend. She holds an MBA in healthcare administration.
Representative courses: Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, Trends and Issues in Medical Imaging Technology, Multiplanar Anatomy and Pathology, Intro to Clinical Radiography, Clinical Experience in Radiography
“As an educator and healthcare professional, I love seeing the personal growth and meaningful connections that students make to the course content that’s also related to what they're doing in the real world. Nothing beats having students achieve their goals and seeing how all their hard work pays off in the end. I am proud of all the accomplishments of my students.”
Linda Cox is director, medical imaging technology program, and associate professor of clinical radiologic and imaging sciences at the IU School of Medicine.
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)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 30
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