Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology 

Passionate about bettering the healthcare field through empathy, compassion, and expertise? Looking to advance your radiography career? If you care about people and want to help them live their best lives, earn your Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology from Indiana University Kokomo to accomplish these goals.

As a medical imaging technologist, you’ll use principles of radiation protection as you determine exposure factors and position patients for a variety of examinations, including highly-specific examinations using technology and computerized equipment. By the end of this program, you’ll be capable of assessing the technical quality of an imaging and providing subsequent patient care. You will be equipped to function as an integral part of a healthcare team. 

Here, they welcome you to their offices. I wasn't just another student at IU Kokomo. Someone is looking after my GPA, someone is looking at my record to see how I'm doing.
- Flavio Zampilli, B.S. M.I.T., '17

Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology

This degree program offers individuals the opportunity to expand their knowledge, skills and career options in the imaging professions. The medical imaging technologist in radiologic sciences is a skilled radiographer qualified to provide patient service in computed tomography (CT), echocardiography- adult echo (AE), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography (M), sonography (S), and vascular sonography (RVT). These areas represent the most advanced imaging in diagnostic radiology.

Read more detail about the four concentrations below:

  • Sonography (Ultrasound)Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in Sonography. Sonographers are educated in imaging of deep structures of the body by recording the echoes of pulses of ultrasonic waves directed into the tissues and reflected by tissue planes where there is a change in density; anatomy studied includes the abdomen, small parts, pelvis, obstetrics, limited vascular. While in the program at IU Kokomo, students will attend didactic and clinical courses. Students will advance their imaging skills to include advanced patient care, work closely with radiologists, and apply principles and safety measures in sonography. Upon completion of the MIT program, the student will be eligible to take the primary pathway national certification examination (ARRT.org) and ARDMS. Students may expect knowledgeable faculty to guide them through coursework, clinical instructors to provide field experience, and graduate with entry-level skills. Students may expect to find employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others within the United States and other countries. This is an accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.
  • Computed Tomography: Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in Computed Tomography (CT). CT technologists use radiation to generate cross-sectional images of the structures in a body plane. While in the program at IU Kokomo, students will attend didactic and clinical courses. Students will advance their imaging skills to include advanced patient care, radiation safety measures, dose reduction techniques, and the application of CT principles. Upon completion of the MIT program, at IUK, the student will be eligible to take the post-primary pathway national certification examination (ARRT.org). Students may anticipate finding employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others within the United States and other countries. This is an accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). MRI technologists use strong magnets and pulses of radio waves to manipulate the natural magnetic properties in the body thereby generating highly refined images of organs and soft tissues. While in the program at IU Kokomo, students will attend didactic and clinical courses. Students will advance their imaging skills to include advanced patient care, environmental factors of MRI, and the application of MRI principles. Students can expect knowledgeable faculty to guide them through course work, clinical instructors to provide field experience, and graduate with entry level skills. Upon completion of the MIT program, at IUK, the student will be eligible to take the primary pathway national certification examination (ARRT.org). Students may anticipate finding employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others within the United States and other countries. This is accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.
  • Echocardiography: Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in Echocardiography. Echocardiographers are educated in recording the echoes of pulses of ultrasonic waves directed into the tissues and reflected by tissue planes where there is a change in density to examine and measure the structure and functioning of the heart and to aid in the diagnosis of abnormalities and disease. While in the program at IU Kokomo, students will attend didactic and clinical courses. Students will advance their imaging skills to include advanced patient care, work closely with radiologists, and apply principles and safety measures in sonography. Upon completion of the MIT program the student will be eligible to take the national/international examinations from ARDMS or CCI. Students can expect knowledgeable faculty to guide them through course work, clinical instructors to provide field experience, and graduate with entry level skills. Students may expect to find employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others within the United States and other countries. This is accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.
  • Mammography/Breast Sonography (Ultrasound): Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in Mammography/Breast Sonography. Mammography technologists study breasts using x ray/breast sonography: the imaging of deep structures of the body by recording the echoes of pulses of ultrasonic waves directed into the tissues and reflected by tissue planes where there is a change in density; anatomy studied includes breast and breast pathologies. Upon completion of the MIT program, at IUK, the student will be eligible to take the post primary pathway national certification examination (ARRT.org). Students may anticipate finding employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others within the United States and other countries. This is accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.
  • Picture Archiving and Communication (PACS)/Management: Students enrolled in this program concentration are educated in PACS/Management. PACS administrators: abbreviation for picture archiving and communications system, study of a network of computers used by radiology departments that replaces film with electronically stored and displayed digital images. It provides archives for storage of multimodality images, integrates images with patient database information, facilitates laser printing of images, and displays both images and patient information at work stations throughout the network. It also allows viewing of images in remote locations. Management: the study of management topics and techniques associated specifically with the radiology department and its function in the healthcare system. Students will attend didactic course plan individualized in conjunction with program faculty based on career goals. There is no internships required at this time. Students may expect to find employment at hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, amongst others as PACS administrators and/or departmental management. This is accelerated program that may be completed within one academic year.

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology (M.I.T.) Program’s Student learning outcomes

Goal 1: Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed for entry-level advanced imaging modalities

  • Students will demonstrate understanding of advanced modality imaging knowledge.
  • Students will demonstrate organizational skills in an advanced modality imaging.

Goal 2: Demonstrate ethics and professionalism

  • Students will identify the key elements and approaches to ethical situations and issues. (Meets Ethics & Civic Engagement Gen Ed Outcome 1)
  • Students will identify the benefits of making informed judgements with regard to individual and group conduct.* (Meets Ethics & Civic Engagement Gen Ed Outcome 2)
  • Students will demonstrate leadership by participating in professional organizations, campus and / or community service opportunities
  • Students will identify the benefits of civic engagement *(Meets Ethics & Civic Engagement Gen Ed Outcome 3)

Goal 3: Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving in imaging and leadership

  • Students will recognize issues that have alternative interpretations* (Meets Critical Thinking Gen Ed Outcome 1)
  • Students will compare the perspectives of others to their own by comparing didactic principles learned versus the clinical experience.* (Meets Critical Thinking Gen Ed Outcome 2)
  • Students will assess the quality of supporting evidence by presenting case studies.* (Meets Critical Thinking Gen Ed Outcome 3)

Goal 4: Demonstrate effective communication as a healthcare leader in medical imaging technology

  • Students will utilize professional interpersonal skills to communicate with patients, peers, physicians, and other vital members of the healthcare team.
  • Students will assess the implications and consequences that result from proposed conclusions* (Meets Critical Thinking Gen Ed Outcome 4)

Please note: Medical Imaging Technology degree program follows the required IU Kokomo campus general education requirements. Those requirements are fluid and students should seek guidance from an academic advisor in the Allied Health Sciences to ensure compliance. The Students must meet IU Kokomo, faculty approved general education requirements. Please visit the Academic Bulletin and the degree map tool to learn more (linked below). Prior to acceptance in the Medical Imaging Technology program, students must fulfill all general education and prerequisite requirements including ARRT Radiography certification examination. Students may complete three prerequisites concurrently (one course during each of the following: summer, fall, spring).

If you are looking for more details on the most current requirements for this degree, please visit our Academic Bulletin. To find out what the next four years might look like for this degree, fill out your information and follow the prompted steps to arrive at a sample degree map. For more information specific to you and your situation, please schedule a visit with an advisor today.

Details and answers to frequently asked questions
  • A state license is required to operate an x-ray machine.  The state accepts ARRT Radiography credentials to satisfy educational requirements. Radiography education for credentials may be obtained through the IU Kokomo Radiography program.
  • Clinical Hours will be 32 hours a week for the Ultrasound track. All other clinical tracks will attend clinical 24 hours per week. There are no clinical requirements for non-clinical track students.
  • The Bachelor of Science in M.I.T. requires completion of an A.S. in Radiography or equivalent along with up to an additional 24 credit hours of prerequisite course completions. This is followed by between 30-34 core course hours in M.I.T.
  • You will need to be A.R.R.T. certified in radiography to be admitted to the M.I.T. program. The program assessment has found that program graduates who have previously completed an ARRT certification in Radiography perform better in the edvanced credentialing examinations. Employers are now seeking applicants who are multi-credentialed to fill open positions because of their versatility.
  • The IU Kokopmo Medical Imaging Technology Program has earned A.R.R.T. ‘primary pathway’ status. This status allows a student to be certification eligible upon successful completion of the M.I.T. program without requiring additional scan hours or exams post-graduation. All modality concentrations are currently registry eligible upon graduation.
  • You are required to complete a satisfactory background check and drug screen in compliance with federal and state law. In addition, drug screenings are required due to contractual agreements with clinical affiliates.
  • In terms of physical requirements, you must pass a physical examination as outlined in the Program Handbook. In addition, students will be required to provide proof of all required immunizations as outlined in the Program Handbook along with an initial 2-step TB test followed by annual testing.
  • Radiography and Medical Imaging Technology students enrolled are required to have comprehensive health insurance. If you do not have comprehensive health insurance you have the option of using the voluntary medical care plan offered through Indiana University. For more details on this plan, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Upon acceptance into the Medical Imaging Technology program, the following will be required for the program curriculum:
    • Uniforms per the Medical Imaging Technology program handbook guidelines
    • A laptop computer is a requirement for participation. Please notify the instructor if finances do not permit the purchase of a laptop computer.
The Application Process

The Medical Imaging Technology (M.I.T.) program at IU Kokomo has limited enrollment based on standards set by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Admission to the program is very competitive. Applications to the program and/or completion of the prerequisite courses do not guarantee admission into the professional portion of the program.

To be eligible for admission to Medical Imaging Technology, students must complete a minimum of 90 semester hours including prerequisites. Students must hold a radiography certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. 

Application Process: 
  1. Apply and be admitted to Indiana University Kokomo
  2. Meet with IU Kokomo Allied Health Sciences and Nursing advisors prior to submitting the application. Contact 765-455-9384 for an appointment.
    • Unofficial transcripts may be assessed to determine general education and/or prerequisite courses still needed.  
    • Students must have all science and math requirements completed prior to the July start date of the accepted year.

        3. Submit a Medical Imaging Technology Application.

  • Applications are due by December 1 of the year prior to program admission.
  • Provide 3 letters of recommendation by clicking on the previous link. Letters of recommendation must be from people that have worked with you while in a radiology student or employee role. Examples include radiology supervisor, radiology program faculty, radiology clinical instructor, radiologic technologist, etc.
  • Re-applying? Re-applicants are required to resubmit the
The Selection Process

The slection process for the professional component of the program is determined by the following criteria:

  • General education/prerequisite courses is strongly encouraged to allow students to focus on M.I.T. courses.
    • Applicants MUST have all science and math requirements met prior to the July start date.
    • No more than 12 credit hours of general education/prerequisite courses remaining.
  • A completed M.I.T. application form with three reference letters (see links above in The Application Process)
  • Documentation of advanced certification in an advanced modality, if applicable.
  • Documented certification in radiography (A.R.R.T., etc.) including content section scores.
  • GPA considerations:
    • Have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for all radiography courses.
    • Have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all clinical radiography related courses.
    • Have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for all coursework.
    • Have maintained a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all stated general education/prerequisite courses. Please see Pre-M.I.T. Requirements plan for a complete list. 
  • Reasons for declination into the M.I.T. program:
    • Students who have been convicted of a misdemeanor (not a moving traffic violation) or felony may be unable to obtain appropriate credentials to practice in some disciplines. Contact the ARRT or ARDMS for further information.
    • A student whose name appears on the State of Indiana's Sex Offenders Registry will not be allowed to pursue admission to any program int he Radiologic Technology Professions Programs.

In the event of a tie, the candidate with the greatest number of courses taken at Indiana University Kokomo, at a grade of "C" or above, will be given preference. Upon acceptance into the M.I.T. Program, program information will be sent to you via the U.S. Postal Service and e-mail by IU Kokomo’s spring break. Acceptance is dependent upon the number of clinical sites willing to host students.

It is the responsibility of the student to follow-up on his/her application and on the selection progress. Please notify the program office of changes in your address, phone number, e-mail address, or questions by contacting our friendly staff. Students will be provided with a checklist of items needed prior to beginning the MIT program.

If you are a non-degreed A.R.R.T. radiographer:

If you are a registered radiographer but do not possess an associate degree in radiography, other ways of obtaining credit are available through IU Kokomo. They include the following:

  • Credit by credential: Up to 24 credit hours for performance on pertinent sections of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Exam are awarded, provided the student achieved a minimum section score of 7.5.
    • Radiation Protection (3 cr.)
    • Equipment Operation and Maintenance (3 cr.)
    • Image Production and Evaluation (3 cr.)
    • Radiographic Procedures (9 cr.)
    • Patient Care and Management (3 cr.)
  • Credit by experience: Up to 15 credit hours of clinical experience can be awarded when appropriate documentation is submitted.
    • A student may receive 10 credit hours upon documentation of graduation from a JRCERT accredited certificate radiography program.
    • An additional 1 credit hour for every two years of post registration full-time equivalent work experience may also be granted up to a maximum of 5 credit hours.

M.I.T. Program Effectiveness

Ready to get started?

If you’ve decided that the medical imaging technology program is the place where you belong, reach out to our admissions office to chat about the best possible path to get you into the program. If you have more questions about this program prior to diving in, don’t hesitate to reach out to our eager-to-help faculty and staff. We’re looking forward to meeting you and helping you become all you can be in this rewarding career.

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