Medical Imaging Technology
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology (BSMIT) program is designed to provide students seeking additional education beyond the Associate Degree in Radiography and offers course work and clinical field experience in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Cardiovascular Imaging (CV) and Ultrasound. Diagnostic radiography is generally considered the gateway to a career in the medical imaging profession. Students seeking to gain experience and expertise in an advanced imaging modality may do so through formal education and clinical field experience such as that provided by the BSMIT program. The program consists of modality-specific coursework designed to complement clinical field experience course work that is completed at affiliated clinical agencies in the region.
Upon successful completion of the program graduates earn a BS degree in Medical Imaging Technology and are prepared as competent, knowledgeable professionals prepared to take the national credentialing exam in their elected imaging modality (CT, CV, MRI or Ultrasound). The program is designed to prepare students in all imaging modalities to sit for the national credentialing exam sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Association of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) for ultrasound. Additional information about the ARDMS can be found at www.ardms.org
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The BSMIT program consists of formal course work, much of which is taught online, and 24-34 hours of clinical experience each week and can be completed in 2 semesters (fall and spring) for those students who wish to pursue CT, MRI or Cardiovascular Imaging and 4 semesters for ultrasound. Much of the course work is taught online and classes meet one day per week to allow the student a degree of flexibility in scheduling clinical practicum/clinical experience course work.
I WANT TO STUDY MEDICAL IMAGING, HOW DO I SIGN UP?
A Student wishing to be part of the Medical Imaging program must first apply at IU South Bend.
Students seeking admittance to the BSMIT Program must be a graduate of an AS in Radiography Program (not necessarily from IU South Bend) and a registered radiographer in good standing with the ARRT. Applications for the program are generally available February 1st of the year in which the program begins and must be picked up from the Division of Radiologic Sciences located in Northside Hall, Room 409. The number of students accepted each year depends on the number of available clinical placements. Acceptance into the program is based on the student’s GPA from their degree in radiography, a written essay and a personal interview with program faculty. All students must complete the following additional general education courses, beyond those completed in the AS in Radiography Program to earn a BS in Medical Imaging Technology. While it is preferable to have these courses completed prior to entering the BSMIT Program, these courses can be completed while the student is enrolled in the program or during the first summer semester after graduation.
The medical imaging programs are located on the campus of IU South Bend and most courses are taught on campus. Clinical field experience and clinical labs are taught off campus at affiliated clinical agencies which include Memorial Hospital, St. Josephs Regional Medical Center, Plymouth and Mishawaka campuses, IU-Goshen Health and Elkhart General Hospital.
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM
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