Medical imaging plays a critical role in enabling physicians to make diagnoses and plan patient care. 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 (AART), nuclear medicine (AART or NMTCB), sonography (AART or ARDMS), or radiation therapy (AART), IU Online’s BS in Medical Imaging Technology is a smart next step in advancing your career. You’ll gain advanced skills in the field, and in problem solving, critical thinking, and communication—preparation for a clinical career in multiple kinds of advanced healthcare environments.
Your IU Online BS in Medical Imaging technology will prepare you for such careers as:
- Ultrasound technician
- Radiation therapist
- Nuclear medicine technologist
To graduate with the BS in Medical Imaging Technology, you must complete a total of 120 semester credit hours. In addition, you must:
- Complete at least 30 credit hours at Indiana University.
- Complete at least 30 credit hours at the 300- and 400-level.
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and achieve a minimum grade of C in each required course.
You will gain knowledge and skills in the following core areas:
1. Medical Imaging Technology Principles and Procedures (6 credit hours)
- Explain the basic imaging principles for a variety of imaging modalities.
- Compare and contrast the various modalities in terms of radiation sources, uses, and safety.
- Discuss the history of the medical imaging profession.
- Analyze new uses and new procedures in medical imaging.
2. Anatomy (3 credit hours)
- Identify anatomical structures of the head, thorax, abdomen, and extremities.
- Describe relationships of structures to one another.
- Discuss the different appearance of anatomy from one modality to another.
3. Pathology (3 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.
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.
- Explain patient’s right to privacy regarding their medical data.
5. Medical Imaging Technology Nonclinical Concentration (12 credit hours)
Students must complete 12 hours in a nonclinical track. Students may develop their own tracks with the consent of their program faculty.
As an IU Online student, you’ll receive personalized help.
- 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:
To gain admission to the BS in Medical Imaging Technology, you must hold certification in radiography (AART), nuclear medicine (AART or NMTCB), sonography (AART or ARDMS), or radiation therapy (AART).
Once you have submitted the IU Online application, you will be assigned a home campus. If you are fully admitted, your home campus will provide advising services, administer any financial aid benefits you may have, support your technical needs, and offer other student services. When you successfully complete your degree requirements, this campus will award your Indiana University diploma.
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology is jointly offered by IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IUPUI, and IU South Bend.
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
Prep program at some campuses not eligible for collaborative rate.
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