Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging

Director of Radiologic Technology
& Medical Imaging

Ellen Collins, M.S., R.T.(R)(M)
PH 402.552.6140 TF 800.647.5500
collins@clarksoncollege.edu

Assistant Director of Radiologic
Technology & Medical Imaging

Shelli Weddum, M.S., B.S., R.T.(R)
PH 402.552.6204 TF 800.647.5500
weddum@clarksoncollege.edu

Purpose

The Medical Imaging program is designed to prepare graduates for additional career opportunities and advancement within the profession. These include Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Angiography/Interventional Procedures, Mammography, Quality Management, Bone Densitometry, Medical Imaging Informatics and Management. Upon completion of the program, graduates may be eligible for advanced registry certifications by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Mission

Medical Imaging is designed to prepare graduates for additional career opportunities and advancement within the medical imaging profession.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging degree, the student will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively.
  • Use critical thinking skills.
  • Use technology skills to perform specialized imaging procedures.
  • Care for patients in a manner that shows respect for cultural differences.
  • Exhibit professionalism.

Philosophy

The discipline of medical imaging focuses on the pictorial representation of an individual’s state of physical health. The creation of this image requires a liberally educated, compassionate professional who is technologically skilled. Because this discipline is in a constant state of technological advancement, the successful professional will also be an avid life-long learner.

Curriculum Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program is limited to ARRT Registered Technologists (Radiography), board-eligible graduates of a JRCERT Accredited Program in Radiologic Technology, and/or current matriculating Clarkson College Radiologic Technology students. Board-eligible students must provide proof of certification from the ARRT within one year to remain in the program.

In order to complete the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging degree at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete a total of 125 semester hours. The hours must be distributed as follows:       

  • General Education Courses = 24 semester hours
  • Support Courses = 18 semester hours (The following courses compose the 18 hours:  Anatomy, Physiology, English Composition I & II, Medical Terminology and College Algebra. All courses must be completed with a “C-” or higher)
Additional Support Courses Semester Hours
BI 211 Anatomy 4
BI 213
 
HC 200
Physiology
OR
Health Care Science Update I and Validation Credit
4
 
8

Note: HC 200 Health Care Science Update I (three semester hours) may be taken in place of BI 211 Anatomy (four semester hours) and BI 213 Physiology (four semester hours). Upon successful completion of HC 200 Health Care Science Update I, the student will receive three semester hours of earned coursework and five semester hours of validation credit.

  • Clarkson College Core Courses = nine semester hours (Core curriculum courses, must be taken at Clarkson College. All courses must be completed with a “C-” or higher.) 
  • Previous RT Coursework = 44 semester hours
  • Medical Imaging Major Courses = 12 semester hours (All courses must be completed with a “C-” or higher)
  • Medical Imaging Elective Courses = 18 semester hours (All courses must be completed with a “C-” or higher)

Advanced Standing Credit

Credit hours may be warranted for post-primary certification and/or current clinical experience.

Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Curriculum plan of required courses for Medical Imaging

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Major Courses Semester Hours
MI 330 Pathophysiology 3
MI 410 Cross-Sectional Anatomy I 3
MI 411  ◊ Cross-Sectional Anatomy II 3
MI 445 Digital Imaging 3
    Total 12

Major Elective Courses

All students, with the approval of their advisor, must choose 18 semester hours of Medical Imaging elective courses. The students will choose from the following electives:

  Semester Hours
MI 312 Principles of Quality in Medical Imaging 3
MI 384 Pediatric Externship 3
MI 385 CT Externship 3
MI 386 MRI Externship 3
MI 387 Angiography Externship 3
MI 388 Mammography Externship 3
MI 391 Bone Densitometry Externship 3
MI 415 Computed Tomography 3
MI 416 Computed Tomography Protocols 3
MI 421 Principles of MRI Physics 3
MI 422 Principles of MRI Instrumentation 3
MI 423 Angiographic and Interventional Procedures 3
MI 427 Mammography 3
MI 432 Bone Densitometry 3
MI 441 Medical Imaging Department Management 3
MI 446 Imaging Informatics I 3
MI 447 Imaging Informatics II 3
MI 448 Information Technology Fundamentals 3
MI 449 Imaging Informatics Externship 3
MI 450 Advanced Imaging Informatics Externship 3
MI 474 Advanced Pediatric Externship 3
MI 475 Advanced CT Externship 3
MI 476 Advanced MRI Externship 3
MI 477 Advanced Angiography Externship 3
MI 478 Advanced Mammography Externship 3
MI 481 Advanced Bone Densitometry Externship 3
MI 492 Independent Studies in Medical Imaging 1-4

Medical Imaging Course Offerings/Semester

Fall Semester

MI 330 Pathophysiology MI 410 Cross-Sectional Anatomy I
MI 416 Computed Tomography Protocols MI 427 Mammography
MI 445 Digital Imaging MI 446 Imaging Informatics I
MI 447 Imaging Informatics II MI 448 Information Technology Fundamentals
MI 384-449 Externships MI 450-481 Advanced Externships

Spring Semester

MI 411 Cross-Sectional Anatomy II MI 421 Principles of MRI Physics
MI 423 Angiography and Interventional Procedures MI 441 Medical Imaging Department Management
MI 445 Digital Imaging MI 446 Imaging Informatics I
MI 447 Imaging Informatics II MI 448 Information Technology Fundamentals
MI 384-449 Externships MI 450-481 Advanced Externships

Summer Semester

MI 415 Computed Tomography MI 312 Quality in Medical Imaging
MI 422 Principles of MRI Instrumentation MI 432 Bone Densitometry
MI 445 Digital Imaging MI 446 Imaging Informatics I
MI 447 Imaging Informatics II MI 448 Information Technology Fundamentals
MI 384-449 Externships MI 450-481 Advanced Externships

Summary

Students must complete at least 41 semester hours at Clarkson College. Once a student enrolls at Clarkson College, all coursework must be completed at the College.

Total semester hours in program 125

Externships

(Minimum of 180 hours of clinical experience per semester) All candidates for post-primary certification are required to perform specific clinical experience requirements to establish eligibility. Due to clinical site variability in patient workload and variety of exams, the student may or may not meet the clinical requirements to be eligible to sit for post-primary certification upon completion of the Medical Imaging externship.

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