The Bachelor of Health Sciences – Medical Imaging program is a highly specialized area of diagnostic imaging and is an essential part of the healthcare profession. This program has been developed to provide students with a diversified plan of study in one of two tracks, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). CT and MRI are both unique in how they produce diagnostic images. CT technologists specialize in using ionizing radiation while MRI technologists utilize strong magnetic fields and radio frequencies. Both of these imaging modalities produce cross-sectional images for physicians to assist them in the diagnoses and treatment of patients.
Imaging technologists must demonstrate proper patient care and ethical behaviors and strive to become autonomous learners. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: preparation, quality control testing, patient interviews, performing imaging procedures, administering a contrast medium and assisting physicians by providing quality diagnostic images. This program provides students the opportunity for additional career opportunities and advancement within the imaging profession.