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Medical Imaging Programs

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 Medical 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, The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital, University Orthopedics, Rhode Island Medical Imaging and Women & Infants Hospital. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the national certification examinations offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, or the Nuclear Medicine Technology 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

Visit the School of Medical Imaging’s web site for more information about the clinical education programs (Outside Linkwww.rihsdi.org).

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Lifespan School of Medical Imaging 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 Lifespan School of Medical Imaging 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

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Lifespan School of Medical Imaging Program is to prepare graduates to be competent in the art of and 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

Nuclear Medicine Technology

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Lifespan School of Medical 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.

Radiologic Technology

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Lifespan School of Medical 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.

Computed Tomography

(requires prior certification in radiologic technology or nuclear medicine technology)

Mission Statement
The mission of the School of Medical 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.

Medical Imaging Management

(requires prior certification in medical imaging)

Mission Statement
The mission of the MI Management Concentration is to provide a pathway for the Medical Imaging 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

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Page last updated: Friday, July 29, 2016