Radiology is a science involving the medical use of X-rays, radium, and radioactive isotopes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Radiographers are essential members of the health care team. They are experts in the performance of examinations requiring the use of X-rays and highly complex machinery to produce a quality X-ray image (radiograph) of the internal parts of the body for interpretation by a medical doctor (radiologist).
Radiographers find employment possibilities in various medical settings ranging from doctors' offices to large medical centers. In addition, some seek employment in industry or in the marketing and sales of X-ray products.
24 months beginning in May. Professional course work begins each July (summer session II).
The Radiography Program is a full-time day program involving classroom and laboratory experiences on campus and clinical experiences at local hospitals.
The curriculum follows a pattern designed to train student to become adept in the performance of diagnostic procedures. Courses in radiologic principles, radiographic procedures, clinical application of theory and general education are included in the curriculum.
The Associate Degree Radiography Program offered by Indiana University Northwest is designed to prepare students for professional careers as radiographers in the medical field. By providing pertinent learning experiences, the program faculty strives to develop students' interests in lifelong learning through the professional societies and continuing education. The curriculum is designed in accordance with the guidelines established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
The Radiography Program has set forth the following goals and student learning outcomes:
Assessment data for the Radiography Program Effective Measures described in Goal #7 are available for review. Program Effectiveness Data for all JRCERT accredited Radiography Programs can be found at https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx.
Students often seek employment in part-time positions outside the program. These positions cannot interfere with clinical and class schedules and must be balanced with necessary study time.
The Radiography Program offices and classrooms are located in the Dunes
Medical/ Professional Building at IU Northwest.
Clinical experience occur in local hospitals, including the Community Hospitals in Munster, IU Health LaPorte Hospital in LaPorte, Methodist Hospital of Gary Inc., in Gary and Merrillville, Porter Hospital in Valparaiso, Franciscan Saint Anthony Health: Crown Point, Franciscan Saint Anthony Health: Michigan City, Franciscan Saint Margaret Health in Hammond, and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart
In addition to regular university tuition and fees, students should expect to pay program-related expenses such as books, uniforms, physical examination, lead markers, and radiation monitoring.
The Radiography Program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone: (312) 704-5300; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.jrcert.org.
*Core course: A grade of C (2.0) or higher is needed before enrolling in subsequent core courses and before graduation. A description of these courses can be found in the Indiana University Northwest Bulletin.
General education courses (those without the RADS designation) can be taken before being admitted to the program.
Apply and be admitted to Indiana University Northwest.
After being admitted to the University, apply to the Radiography Program by completing an application online by January 15.
Phone: (219) 980-6540