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IU Fort Wayne offers a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging with two concentration options, Radiography (or Radiologic Technology) or Sonography (or Ultrasound Technology).
The Medical Imaging Program concentrations include general education and professional education courses. Students are designated as pre-medical imaging – radiography or pre-medical imaging – sonography majors as they complete required general education prerequisite courses and prior to admission to the professional program. Admission to the professional portion of either 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 of choice directly to the Office 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. In clinical practice, students utilize the theories and concepts that are presented in the professional curriculum. Under the supervision of physicians and registered technologists, students will progress from observing to assisting, and subsequently to completing the imaging examinations.
All students in the process of completing prerequisite course work are strongly encouraged to seek academic advisement from the Pre-Medical Imaging advisor.
Radiographers (or Radiologic Technologists) use radiation to produce images of the human body for the purpose of medical diagnosis. In addition to completing coursework and clinical rotations focused in Radiography, students in the Medical Imaging Radiography Track at IUFW have the opportunity to explore and study several advanced imaging modalities and career pathways such as CT, MRI and Mammography.
Upon program completion, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination in Radiography. Each graduate must pass the national exam and become certified as a Radiologic Technologist in Radiography before applying for certification examination in another modality.
Sonographers (or Ultrasound Technologists) use sound waves to produce images of the human body for the purpose of medical diagnosis. Students in the Medical Imaging Sonography Track at IUFW will complete coursework and clinical rotations in abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology, and vascular sonography.
Upon program completion, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination in Sonography and/or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Examinations.