Bachelor of Science in 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/or clinical field experience in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Cardiac Interventional Radiography (CI), Interventional Radiography (VI), Mammography (M), and Ultrasound (US). The BS MIT Program also offers a nonclinical track to allowed registered technologists to earn their bachelor's degree.
The BS curriculum educates the registered radiographer to become well versed in a specific imaging modality or complete nonclinical work over a variety of medical imaging modalities. Students must graduate from an accredited AS program or have a certificate before joining the BSMIT program. Courses for the BSMIT degree include, Medical Imaging Technology Principles and Procedures, Multiplanar Imaging Anatomy and Pathology, Medical Ethics, and Research in Medical Imaging Technology.
There are four possible pathways a student can proceed within the BSMIT program. Each pathway requires review by the Program Director before admittance.
- Clinical Practicum – Student will complete clinical hours in chosen modality at a local affiliate site
- Internship – Student working at a medical facility in declared modality, can count working hours as clinical hours (site must have current open position)
- Non-clinical – Student chooses to take elective courses instead of clinical practicum
- Special credit for post-primary certification – Post-primary certification beyond a primary pathway will be given special credit
A clinical practicum or internship is offered in each specific modality. A student may substitute the clinical practicum or internship with especial credit if the student has a post-primary imaging license. For students in a clinical practicum or some internships, the program will allow the student to gain repetitions and clinical hours to be able 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 is entirely online, except for the clinical practicums and internships. Students in a clinical practicum must have between 24-32 hours per week. Students in an internship, must have 240 hours each semester. The program can be completed within two semesters, unless a student chooses to pursue ultrasound, which are additional summer semesters. The courses for ultrasound students are not entirely online and the courses are in a hybrid format.
For students that wish to pursue a nonclinical BSMIT degree, all courses are 100% online. More information can be found on IU Online.
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 to IU South Bend.
The BS MIT program builds on the knowledge of registered technologists in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. Individuals interested in advancing their career, must hold a professional license before applying to the BSMIT program.
Students must have a CGPA of 2.5 and must have approval from the Program Director to enter the BS MIT program. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
For a more detailed description of the Clinical BS MIT Program, please see the IU South Bend Campus Bulletin. All courses certified as meeting the Campuswide General Education requirements are designated in the Schedule of Classes.
For a more detailed description of the Nonclinical BS MIT Degree, please see the Online Joint Collaborative Degree page in the IU South Bend Campus Bulletin. All courses certified as meeting the Campuswide General Education requirements are designated in the Schedule of Classes.
BSMIT Program Facilities
Classes for the BSMIT degree are taught online. If a student wishes to complete a clinical practicum or internship, this clinical field experience will be taught off campus. The location of such experience will be dependent on student location and site availability. If a student wishes to pursue ultrasound, classes are not entirely online and will be taught in a hybrid format.
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