College of Health and Human Services

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiologic Sciences

Welcome to Medical Imaging and Radiologic Sciences!

Medical Imaging is one of the fastest evolving professions in healthcare. A blend of medical and physical sciences, Medical Imaging and Radiologic Science involves the use of radiation, sound waves, and magnetic fields and radio frequencies for the purpose of medical diagnosis and treatment. The field of Medical Imaging and Radiologic Sciences encompasses several areas of practice and can lead to many career paths. Common areas of practice include:

  • Radiography
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Interventional Radiography (IR)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Sonography (Ultrasound)
  • Radiation Therapy

IPFW offers a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging that prepares graduates for a career in Radiography.  Radiographers use radiation to produce images of the human body for the purpose of medical diagnosis.  Directed by physicians, radiographers are responsible for the appropriate use of complex imaging equipment, as well as caring for the needs and comfort of patients during diagnostic imaging procedures. With additional education, radiographers can specialize in the various areas of practice listed above.

Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging (BSMI)

The Medical Imaging Program includes general education and professional education courses.  Students are designated as pre-medical imaging students as they complete required prerequisite courses and prior to admission to the professional program. Admission to the professional portion of the program is competitive and is based on a composite score derived from the prerequisite GPA, submitted recommendation forms, medical imaging preadmission testing, and a personal interview. Completion of course work alone does not ensure admission. Students must apply for admission to the professional program directly to the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiologic Sciences by the first business day of March.

 

The professional education curriculum is a structured, full-time, 33-month program beginning Fall semester each year. Professional education is a combination of classroom and laboratory instruction and clinical experience. Students regularly utilize in clinical practice the theories and concepts that are presented in the professional courses. Under the supervision of radiologists and registered radiographers, students will progress from observing to assisting, and subsequently to completing the radiographic examinations. The medical imaging program prepares students for entry level positions in radiography. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination.

 

All students completing prerequisite course work are strongly encouraged to seek academic advisement from the College of Health and Human Services.

For more information about the program or questions regarding IPFW course requirements, contact:

Medical Imaging and Radiologic Sciences
College of Health and Human Services
Neff Hall B50
Office:  260-481-0511
Email:  lehtos@ipfw.edu


College of Health and Human Services
Student Success Center
Neff Hall, Room 120B
Phone: 260-481-4187

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiologic Sciences
College of Health and Human Services
Neff Hall B50
Office:  260-481-0511
Email:  lehtos@ipfw.edu

Pre-Medical Imaging Advisor
Greg Anderson, M.A., College of Health and Human Services
Neff Hall Room 120
Office: 260-481-0145
Email: anderson@ipfw.edu

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