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 emergence of new methods 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, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through supervised clinical training at hospitals and clinics.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the U.S. median salary in May 2019 for a Radiologic Technologist was $62,280 per year ($27.25 per hour), with a faster than average projected job growth of 9 percent between 2018 and 2028.