Medical imaging has long been a mainstay in medical diagnosis. Todays advances in technology and ways of capturing images make medical imaging technology one of the most vital, high-demand fields in clinical medicine.
The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology could be the next step in advancing your career if you are certified in Radiography (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine (ARRT or NMTCB), Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARRT or ARDMS), or Radiation Therapy (ARRT). The program is geared toward the working professional and may be completed on a full- or part-time basis.
As a student in this program, you gain knowledge and skills to enhance medical imaging technology principles and procedures, anatomy and pathology, as well as, research practices. You learn to communicate effectively, think critically, and apply problem-solving skills in the healthcare environment.
Your IU Online BS in Medical Imaging Technology prepares you to work in healthcare leadership, healthcare education, and research, in such careers as:
- Ultrasound technician
- Radiation therapist
- Nuclear medicine technologist
- CT technologist
- X-ray technologist
- Cardiovascular technologist
- Diagnostic medical sonographer
- Mammography technologist
To graduate with the BS in Medical Imaging Technology, you must complete 120 credit hours. In addition, you must complete at least 30 credit hours at Indiana University and at least 30 credit hours at the 300- and 400-level. You must also maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and achieve a minimum grade of C in each required course.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- General education courses (30-44 credit hours)
- Medical imaging technology core courses (18 credit hours)
- Medical imaging technology elective courses (12 credit hours)
- General elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)
MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM OUTCOMES
- To develop the professionals ability to function as an active member of the healthcare team
- To graduate professionals who demonstrate effective communication skills
- To graduate professionals who demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- To graduate professionals who demonstrates professional and ethical behaviors
- To foster independent thinking and lifelong learning
MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY COURSE OUTCOMES
You gain knowledge and skills 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 multi-media 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 towards the 30 hours 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
As an IU Online student, you will receive personalized help and counseling in:
- Onboarding, with just-in-time reference material
- Financial aid, including help finding and applying for loans and scholarships
- Success coaching
- Math and writing tutoring
- 24/7 Call Center
- Career coaching
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
Certification in radiography (AART), nuclear medicine (AART or NMTCB), sonography (AART or ARDMS), or radiation therapy (AART).
Met all other admissions requirements.
To apply to this program:
- Complete application for admission.
- Submit official transcripts.
- 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.
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
Cost for Indiana Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $250.00
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $750.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $350.00
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1050.00
-Additional fees will apply.
-Prep program at some campuses not eligible for collaborative rate.
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