Schools & Divisions

Within the radiologic sciences profession there is a need for qualified radiographers with the advanced skills necessary to provide patient services in cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and mammography. These professionals require unique skills specific to the specialty. Cardiovascular interventional technologists assist physicians in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of the cardiovascular system. These procedures involve the injection of iodinated contrast media to demonstrate diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Computed tomography (CT) technologists image selected planes of the body by combining the use of an x-ray beam and a computer. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologists utilize a magnetic field along with radio waves to create images of patients' anatomy for interpretation by a physician.  Mammography technologists operate mammography equipment to produce images of the breasts for diagnostic purposes under direction of a physician.


Location of Clinicals

Clinical experiences occur in local hospitals, including Community Hospital, Munster; Franciscan Health, Hammond; Franciscan Health, Crown Point; Franciscan Health, Michigan City; LaPorte Hospital, Inc.; Methodist Hospital of Gary, Inc. - Merrillville and Gary; St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart; Porter Hospital, Valparaiso.  

Graduates of the Program

Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are eligible to take specialty examinations depending on their clinical concentration.

Credentials Required to Practice

R.T.(R) (ARRT) Registered Radiographer.

Indiana Certification Requirements

State certification is required to operate an x-ray machine. The state accepts the ARRT Registry for certification.

Length of the Program

A new class begins the professional course work in the fall semester and completes the professional year at the end of the following spring semester.  Part-time option is also available. 

Structure of the Professional Program

All professional courses are offered online. Clinical experience is scheduled in cooperation with the clinical site with most experience during normal daytime hours.

Design of the Professional Curriculum

Classes and clinical experiences are integrated throughout the two semesters.

Opportunity for Students to Work

Students may be employed as radiographers at local area hospitals. Students may find full-time employment during the professional year difficult.

Description of Facilities

The radiologic sciences classroom and offices are located in the Dunes Medical/ Professional Building at IU Northwest. Clinical experience is provided at local area hospitals.

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