Medical imaging technologists work with patients, undergoing interventional procedures (IR), computed tomography (CT), sonography (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These skilled imaging professionals use principles of radiation protection as they determine exposure factors and position patients for a variety of examinations with the use of computerized equipment.
To be admitted to the Medical Imaging Technology program, a student must be a licensed radiographer, nuclear medicine technologist, radiation therapist, sonographer, or hold an Associate of Science in radiography. Many students earn their associate degree in radiography at IUPUI first and then continue on to the Bachelor of Science in medical imaging technology.
Skills and abilities this major develops include: critical thinking and problem solving, use of technologies, knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, communication skills, and ability to be detail oriented.