B.S. in Medical Imaging

The BS in Medical Imaging includes concentrations leading to certification in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) or Radiologic Technology (RT). Regardless of the ultimate choice, all students begin as Medical Imaging Intended Majors.

After completing the majority of the general education and cognate courses students must choose which modality (concentration) they would like to pursue and then must submit a formal application to the School of Diagnostic Imaging in order to be considered for entry into the clinical education program. Students cannot begin taking the specialized imaging courses until they are formally accepted into a clinical program.

Instructions for applying to the clinical program are included in the RADT 201 Orientation to Medical Imaging course.

Due to the complexity of the program options and the requirement for a second application it is absolutely critical that all students consult with their advisor frequently.

Clinical education is held at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, University of Orthopedics, and Rhode Island Medical Imaging. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the national certification examinations offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the Nuclear Medicine Certification Board.

Students must consult with their assigned advisor before they will be able to register for courses. Students must maintain a minimum grade of C in all required courses in concentration.

For information contact Program Directors:

Eric Hall
Associate Professor
Fogarty Life Science 235
(401) 456-8010
(401) 456-8480
ehall@ric.edu

Kenneth Kinsey
Associate Professor
Fogarty Life Science 246
(401) 456-8010
(401) 456-9596
kkinsey@ric.edu

You may choose from one of the following concentrations:

  1. Nuclear Medicine Technology

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the School of Diagnostic Imaging Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is to prepare its graduates to be competent in the art and science of nuclear medicine technology.

    Program Goals

    • Students will have entry-level employment skills.
    • Students will have effective oral communication skills.
    • Students will be able to critically think to problem solve.
    • Students will have the skills necessary to provide appropriate patient care and comfort.
    • The program will provide qualified nuclear medicine technologists to meet the health care needs of the community.
  2. Radiologic Technology

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the School of Diagnostic Imaging Radiologic Technology Program is to graduate students competent in the art and science of Radiography.

    Program Goals

    • Students will have entry-level employment skills.
    • Students will have effective communication skills.
    • Students will be able to critically think to solve problems.
    • Students will have the skills necessary to provide appropriate patient care and comfort.
    • Students will be encouraged to value life-long learning as a means to achieve personal and professional growth.
    • The program will provide qualified radiographers to meet the health care needs of the community.
  3. Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the School of Diagnostic Imaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program is to prepare graduates to be competent in the art of science of MRI.

    Program Goals - Fulfillment of the program’s mission is assessed by the degree to which the program achieves the following goals:

    • Students will have entry-level MRI technologist skills
    • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills
    • Students will model professionalism
    • Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills
    • The program will provide qualified Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist to meet the healthcare needs of the community
  4. Certified RT Computed Tomography (requires prior certification in radiologic technology)

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the School of Diagnostic Imaging Computed Tomography Program is to prepare its graduates to be competent in the art and science of computed tomography.

    Program Goals

    • Students will have entry-level employment skills.
    • Students will have effective communication skills.
    • Students will be able to critically think to problem solve.
    • Students will have the skills necessary to provide appropriate patient care and comfort.
    • The program will provide qualified computed tomography technologists to meet the health care needs of the community.
  5. Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is to provide students with academic and clinical foundations to competently perform as entry-level, general concentration sonographers that provide quality patient care and pursue lifelong learning.

    Program Goals - Upon completion of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, the new graduate will be able to accomplish the following:

    • Function as an entry level member of the sonography team by utilizing proper written and oral communication skills specific to the medical environment.
    • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and sonographic techniques to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures and related pathology.
    • Use principles of body mechanics (ergonomics), medical hygiene and patient care to provide and ensure the health and safety of the patient, sonographer and others.
    • Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures
    • Complete competencies in Abdominal sonography, Obstetrics & Gynecological sonography.
    • Obtain the didactic and clinical skills to successfully take and pass the ARDMS registry examination in the areas of Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation, Abdomen, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  6. Certified RT Management (requires prior certification in radiologic technology)
  7. Mission Statement
    The mission of the Certified RT Management Concentration is to provide a pathway for the Radiologic Technologist to complete the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree while acquiring additional science, communication and management skills.

    Program Goals

    • Students will build upon their technical expertise with a broad based general education program.
    • Students will expand their academic exposure to health related science courses.
    • Students will learn valuable communication skills.
    • Students will acquire a basic understanding of business management skills.

Course Requirements

Course No. Course Title Credits

A. Nuclear Medicine Technology (Advising Form)

NMT 231Clinical Observation3
NMT 301Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology4
NMT 311Radiation Safety and Radiation Physics2
NMT 321Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures I3
NMT 332Clinical Diagnostic Procedures I7
NMT 402Instrumentation and Radiobiology2
NMT 405Radiopharmacy1
NMT 421Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures II3
NMT 425Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures III3
NMT 430Registry Review2
NMT 431Clinical Diagnostic Procedures II8
NMT 432Clinical Diagnostic Procedures III7
RADT 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health1
RADT 440Cross-Sectional Anatomy1

Cognates

BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology4
BIOL 231Human Anatomy4
BIOL 335Human Physiology4
CHEM 103General Chemistry I4
OR
CHEM 105General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I4
CHEM 104General Chemistry II4
OR
CHEM 106General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry II4
COMM 358Interpersonal Communication3
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics4
PHYS 110Introductory Physics4
RADT 201Orientation to Medical Imaging1
Free electives10-14

Total Credit Hours

74


Course No. Course Title Credits

B. Radiologic Technology (Advising Form)

RADT 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health1
RADT 301Introduction to Radiologic Technology3.5
RADT 305Skeletal Anatomy3
RADT 306Radiographic Procedures I3
RADT 307Radiographic Procedures II3
RADT 308Radiographic Procedures III3
RADT 309Clinical Education I3.5
RADT 310Clinical Education II3.5
RADT 320Principles of Radiography I3
RADT 321Principles of Radiography II3
RADT 330Radiation Physics I3
RADT 411Clinical Education III/IV8
RADT 412Clinical Education IV/V8
RADT 425Ethics/Critical Thinking and Problem Solving2
RADT 431Radiation Physics II3
RADT 440Cross-Sectional Anatomy1
RADT 455Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology2
RADT 461Registry Review3

Cognates

BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology4
BIOL 231Human Anatomy4
BIOL 335Human Physiology4
COMM 358Interpersonal Communication3
MATH 139Contemporary Topics in Mathematics4
PHYS 110Introductory Physics4
RADT 201Orientation to Medical Imaging1
Free electives4.5-8.5

Total Credit Hours

60.5


Course No. Course Title Credits

C. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Advising Form)


Course No. Course Title Credits

D. Certified RT Computed Tomography (Advising Form )

CTSC 300Principles of Computed Tomography2
CTSC 301Computed Tomography Physics and Radiation Protection2
CTSC 407Sectional Anatomy and Pathology2
CTSC 432Computed Tomography Clinical Practice8

Cognates

COMM 358Interpersonal Communication3
MATH 139Contemporary Topics in Mathematics (*)4
Electives8-11
Radiologic Technology Certification Transfer Credits60
*Fulfills the Mathematics category of General Education

Total Credit Hours

89-92


Course No. Course Title Credits

E. Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Advising Form)


Course No. Course Title Credits

F. Certified RT Management (Advising Form)

BIOL 348Microbiology4
COMM 358Interpersonal Communication3
MATH 177Quantitative Business Analysis I (*)4
MGT 301Foundations of Management3
Two Courses in management at the 300-level or above6
Electives9-12
Radiologic Technology Certification Transfer Credits60
*Fulfills the Mathematics category of General Education.

Total Credit Hours

89-92

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