Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging

The BS in Medical Imaging prepares students to practice competently and effectively as medical imaging professionals in diverse healthcare environments. The academic and clinical foundation in the curriculum develops graduates with professional flexibility and adaptability to assume prominent roles and responsibilities after graduation in both career and scholarly pursuits.

The program has the following learning outcomes:

1.  Obtain a level of clinical competence appropriate for an entry-level medical imaging professional.

2.  Possess critical thinking skills to adapt to changing clinical environments and patient needs.

3.  Exhibit professionalism through consistent ethical behavior.

4.  Demonstrate communication skills for effective communication with patients, families, and other healthcare providers.

The Medical Imaging degree program has specializations in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine, and Sonography. This degree program is offered through a hybrid learning environment. On-site instruction is required per semester (boot camp).

Program Details and Curriculum

Required Credit hours: 60 (120*)
Program Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)
Program Tuition: $32,000
Rate per Credit: $533.34

*30 (100-200 level) technical/occupational credits will be accepted for transfer and 30 (100-200 level) General Education credits will be accepted for transfer.  There must be at least one general education course from each of the four categories:  Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Mathematics.

Curriculum

Core Courses (36 credits Required)

RS300Orientation to Advanced Modalities1 credit
RS306Patient Care in Advanced Modalities 3 credits
BIOL352Imaging and Sectional Anatomy4 credits
MI310Pathophysiology3 credits
RS312Radiation Physics3 credits
RS390Ethics and Law for Advanced Modalities3 credits
RS302Radiation Biology and Protection3 credits
MI330Leadership and Communication3 credits
RS314Pharmacology3 credits
RS316Professionalism and Workplace Experience2 credits
RS403Professional Practice1 credit
RS435Research Methods and Capstone2 credits
RS420Clinical Practice I (240 clinical hours)5 credits

Nuclear Medicine Specialization (24 credits required)

NM400Orientation to Nuclear Medicine1 credit
NM406Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures I2 credits
NM407Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures II2 credits
NM408Instrumentation, QC, and Qa3 credits
NM414Radiopharmacy and Pharmacology3 credits
NM424Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine2 credits
NM421Clinical Practice II (495 clinical hours)11 credits

Sonography Specialization (24 credits required)

US400Orientation to Sonography1 credit
US406Sonographic Procedures and Studies I2 credits
US407Sonographic Procedures and Studies II2 credits
US408Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation I2 credits
US409Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation II2 credits
US401Anatomy and Physiology for Sonography3 credits
US415Understanding Ergonomic Principles1 credit
US421Clinical Practice II (495 clinical hours)11 credits

Computed Tomography Specialization (24 credits required)

RS404Communication and Information Management3 credits
RS318Productivity and Assessment in Radiation Sciences3 credits
CT400Orientation to Computed Tomography1 credit
CT406CT Procedures4 credits
CT408CT Instrumentation and Imaging Physics4 credits
CT412CT Anatomy and Pathology Correlation3 credits
CT414Planar and Volumetric Post-Processing3 credits
CT416Advanced Techniques in CT3 credits

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Specialization (24 credits required)

RS404Communication and Information Management3 credits
RS318Productivity and Assessment in Radiation Sciences3 credits
MR400Orientation to MRI1 credit
MR406MRI Procedures4 credits
MR408MRI Instrumentation, Imaging Physics, and Safety4 credits
MR412MRI Anatomy and Pathology Correlation3 credits
MR414Pulse Sequences, Image Formation and Contrast3 credits
MR416Advanced Techniques in MRI3 credits