Imaging Sciences, BS
Medical Imaging: High tech, high reward.
Medical Imaging is the health profession concerned with the direct administration of radiation, primarily x-rays, in disease diagnosis and injury assessment. Technological advances and the addition of new imaging modalities now place medical imaging among the most dynamic, expanding and high demand fields in healthcare.
A medical imaging professional must apply their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, patient positioning, radiation protection, and image production and evaluation in the performance of their responsibilities.
The program gives students a variety of options to explore their interest in the sciences of medical imaging. You can develop your skills in specialized areas like computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography and others. In addition to student-focused instruction and laboratory learning experiences, you will gain hands-on experience through supervised clinical training at hospitals and clinics.
This bachelor's of science program offers several unique qualities:
- Multiple points of entry:
- Dual degree option (4 year degree)
- Degree completion for associate degree graduates
- Ability to specialize your degree with courses in CT or MRI
- Curriculum provides a strong liberal arts foundation as well as courses that will prepare you with the technical skills to excel after graduation
- One of the few online degree completion options in the region
Spanish Minor Option
- Students have the option to enroll in the Spanish for Healthcare Professionals minor
Medical Imaging Salary & Job Outlook
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the U.S. median salary in 2010 for a Radiologic Technologist was $54,340 per year, with a faster than average projected job growth until 2020 of 28 percent.
Which degree is right for me?
Nebraska Methodist College offers several degrees in the field of medical imaging based on your current level of education and certification. Review a few of the options below.
I have my ARRT(R) ...
The imaging sciences degree completion program allows practicing Registered Radiologic Technologist with ARRT(R) credential, to earn a bachelor's of science through online course work. Depending on transfer credit, the program can be completed in 18-24 months.
I do not have my ARRT(R)...
The BS in Imaging Sciences can be taken as a dual degree option, which allows you to simultaneously work toward both an associate's and bachelor's degree. Upon successful completion of the associate degree curriculum, you will be able to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) exam.
The Imaging Sciences Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Inquiries regarding accreditation may be directed to: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182. Phone: 312-704-5300 Fax: 312-704-5304 Website: www.jrcert.org