Medical Imaging Technology
Granted By: Indiana University
Academic Unit: IU School of Medicine
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science
Overview: The medical imaging technologist in radiologic sciences is a skilled radiographer qualified to provide patient service in interventional procedures, computed tomography, ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging. These areas represent the most advanced imaging in diagnostic radiology. Effective medical imaging technologists utilize principles of radiation protection as they determine exposure factors and position patients for a variety of examinations. Many of the patient examinations are highly specific, utilizing computers or computerized equipment. Medical imaging technologists are also capable of assisting in the surgical procedures performed during the examination, assessing the technical quality of the image, and providing basic patient care. The technologist must function as a member of the health care team.