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Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology

Our Program

Medical imaging technologists use principles of radiation protection as they determine exposure factors and position patients for a variety of examinations. Many of the patient examinations are highly specific, using computers or computerized equipment. Medical imaging technologists are also capable of assessing the technical quality of the image, and providing patient care. The technologist must function as a member of the health care team.

The B.S. Medical Imaging Technology (MIT) program offers individuals the opportunity to expand their knowledge, skills and career options in the imaging professions.  The medical imaging technologist in radiologic sciences is a skilled radiographer qualified to provide patient service in computed tomography (CT), echocardiography- adult echo (AE), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography (M), sonography (S), and vascular sonography (RVT).  These areas represent the most advanced imaging in diagnostic radiology.  

Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed for entry-level advanced imaging modalities
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of advanced modality imaging knowledge.
  • Students will demonstrate organizational skills in an advanced modality imaging.
Goal 2: Demonstrate ethics and professionalism
  • Students will identify the key elements and approaches to ethical situations and issues. (Meets Ethics & Civic Engagement Gen Ed Outcome 1)
  • Students will identify the benefits of making informed judgements with regard to individual and group conduct.* (Meets Ethics & Civic Engagement Gen Ed Outcome 2)
  • Students will demonstrate leadership by participating in professional organizations, campus and / or community service opportunities
  • Students will identify the benefits of civic engagement *(Meets Ethics & Civic Engagement Gen Ed Outcome 3)
Goal 3: Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving in imaging and leadership
  • Students will recognize issues that have alternative interpretations* (Meets Critical Thinking Gen Ed Outcome 1)
  • Students will compare the perspectives of others to their own by comparing didactic principles learned versus the clinical experience.* (Meets Critical Thinking Gen Ed Outcome 2)
  • Students will assess the quality of supporting evidence by presenting case studies.* (Meets Critical Thinking Gen Ed Outcome 3)
Goal 4: Demonstrate effective communication as a healthcare leader in medical imaging technology
  • Students will utilize professional interpersonal skills to communicate with patients, peers, physicians, and other vital members of the healthcare team.
  • Students will assess the implications and consequences that result from proposed conclusions* (Meets Critical Thinking Gen Ed Outcome 4)

Concentrations

Sonography (Ultrasound)

Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in Sonography. Sonographers are educated in imaging of deep structures of the body by recording the echoes of pulses of ultrasonic waves directed into the tissues and reflected by tissue planes where there is a change in density; anatomy studied includes abdomen, small parts, pelvis, obstetrics, limited vascular. While in the program at IU Kokomo, students will attend didactic and clinical courses. Students will advance their imaging skills to include advanced patient care, work closely with radiologists, and apply principles and safety measures in sonography. Upon completion of the MIT program the student will be eligible to take the primary pathway national certification examination (ARRT.org) and ARDMS. Students may expect knowledgeable faculty to guide them through course work, clinical instructors to provide field experience, and graduate with entry level skills. Students may expect to find employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others within the United States and other countries. This is accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.

Computed Tomography

Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in Computed Tomography (CT). CT technologists use radiation to generate cross-sectional images of the structures in a body plane. While in the program at IU Kokomo, students will attend didactic and clinical courses. Students will advance their imaging skills to include advanced patient care, radiation safety measures, dose reduction techniques, and the application of CT principles. Upon completion of the MIT program, at IUK, the student will be eligible to take the post primary pathway national certification examination (ARRT.org). Students may anticipate finding employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others within the United States and other countries. This is accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). MRI technologists use strong magnets and pulses of radio waves to manipulate the natural magnetic properties in the body thereby generating highly refined images of organs and soft tissues. While in the program at IU Kokomo, students will attend didactic and clinical courses. Students will advance their imaging skills to include advanced patient care, environmental factors of MRI, and the application of MRI principles. Students can expect knowledgeable faculty to guide them through course work, clinical instructors to provide field experience, and graduate with entry level skills. Upon completion of the MIT program, at IUK, the student will be eligible to take the primary pathway national certification examination (ARRT.org). Students may anticipate finding employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others within the United States and other countries. This is accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.

Echocardiography

Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in Echocardiography. Echocardiographers are educated in recording the echoes of pulses of ultrasonic waves directed into the tissues and reflected by tissue planes where there is a change in density to examine and measure the structure and functioning of the heart and to aid in the diagnosis of abnormalities and disease. While in the program at IU Kokomo, students will attend didactic and clinical courses. Students will advance their imaging skills to include advanced patient care, work closely with radiologists, and apply principles and safety measures in sonography. Upon completion of the MIT program the student will be eligible to take the national/international examinations from ARDMS or CCI. Students can expect knowledgeable faculty to guide them through course work, clinical instructors to provide field experience, and graduate with entry level skills. Students may expect to find employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others within the United States and other countries. This is accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.

Mammography/Breast Sonography (Ultrasound)

Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in Mammography/Breast Sonography. Mammography technologists study breasts using x ray/breast sonography: the imaging of deep structures of the body by recording the echoes of pulses of ultrasonic waves directed into the tissues and reflected by tissue planes where there is a change in density; anatomy studied includes breast and breast pathologies. Upon completion of the MIT program, at IUK, the student will be eligible to take the post primary pathway national certification examination (ARRT.org). Students may anticipate finding employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others within the United States and other countries. This is accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.

Picture Archiving and Communication (PACS)/Management

Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in PACS/Management. PACS administrators: abbreviation for picture archiving and communications system, study of a network of computers used by radiology departments that replaces film with electronically stored and displayed digital images. It provides archives for storage of multimodality images, integrates images with patient database information, facilitates laser printing of images, and displays both images and patient information at work stations throughout the network. It also allows viewing of images in remote locations. Management: the study of management topics and techniques associated specifically with the radiology department and its function in the healthcare system. Students will attend didactic course plan individualized in conjunction with program faculty based on career goals. There is no internships required at this time. Students may expect to find employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others as PACS administrators and/or departmental management. This is accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.

Students must meet Indiana University Kokomo, faculty approved general education requirements.  Please see the curriculum for more information. 
Curriculum   

Indiana Requirements to Practice

A state license is required to operate an x-ray machine.  The state accepts ARRT Radiography credentials to satisfy educational requirements. Radiography education for credentials may be obtained through the IU Kokomo Radiography program.

Values Statement

The Radiologic Sciences Program (RSP) faculty support the following values:

  • Student learning through the effective use of available educational opportunities including:
  • Entry-level professional programs, advanced-level educational programs, and continuing education offerings.
  • Diverse patient populations.
  • A broad spectrum of technology and health facilities.
  • Creative activity and research resulting from the collaboration of faculty and students.
  • Ethical behavior and professional integrity in addition to technical competence.
  • Civic engagement involved in collaborating with a variety of internal and external constituencies including health care facilities and professional organizations.
Last updated: 08/17/2017