Medical imaging has long been a mainstay in medical diagnosis. Today's advances in technology and ways of capturing images make medical imaging technology one of the most vital, high-demand fields in clinical medicine.
If you are certified in Radiography (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine (ARRT or NMTCB), Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARRT or ARDMS), or Radiation Therapy (ARRT), IU's online BS in Medical Imaging Technology is the next step in advancing your career. This 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 will gain knowledge and skills in medical imaging technology principles and procedures, anatomy and pathology, and research practices. This program prepares you to communicate effectively, think critically, and apply problem-solving skills in the healthcare environment.
Graduates of the online BS in Medical Imaging Technology program may find opportunities in healthcare leadership roles, healthcare education, research, and graduate school.
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 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-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Graduate professionals 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 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.
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 either R 407 or R 403,
- AHLT-R 407 Seminar in Medical Imaging
- 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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To be accepted to this program, you must have:
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)
Have completed all general education courses as required by the designated home campus.
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.
Option 1: Archival and Human Subject Research --OR-- Option 2: Advanced Study and Applied Research in Medical Imaging
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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