Medical Imaging Technology

About the medical imaging technology major

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 A.S. in Radiography. Many students earn their A.S. in Radiography at IUPUI first and then continue on to the B.S. in Medical Imaging Technology.

Skills and abilities this major develops: critical thinking and problem solving, use of technologies, knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, communication skills, and ability to be detail oriented.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Clinical practicum in area of specialty
  • CT principals and procedures
  • Essential radiology
  • Multiplanar anatomy of MIT

Possible careers

  • Applications specialist for equipment manufacturer
  • Computed tomography specialist
  • Interventional radiology specialist
  • Medical imaging technologist
  • Sonographer

Where could I work?

  • Equipment manufacturers 
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

This major belongs to the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) cluster.

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