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Medical Imaging (B.S.)
Medical Imaging (B.S.)
Medical imaging technologists are allied health professionals who have expertise in the operation of imaging equipment and the preparation of patients for various diagnostic and treatment procedures.
Practice specialties may include competencies in radiography, nuclear medicine, sonography, radiation therapy, cardiovascular technology, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, and mammography. Additionally, many clinically educated medical imaging technologists pursue careers in management or teaching within their disciplines.
To meet the varying needs of these health care professionals, the program offers a range of academic pathways leading to a baccalaureate degree. Admission into the clinical portions of these programs is not automatic or guaranteed; outstanding scholastic achievement is required.
Medical Imaging Admission Advice
The medical imaging program has the greatest number of allied health science students. The advisors guide students in the selection of courses, in choosing the most appropriate academic pathway, and in clinical placement. Admission into hospital programs, however, is not automatic or guaranteed. Outstanding academic achievement, well developed interpersonal skills, and a good understanding of the profession are required. Shadowing and volunteer experience in the field and exposure to clinical health settings are recommended for admission to clinical programs.
Students may enter the program as first-year freshmen or following clinical preparation in radiography. Bloomsburg's program is rigorous and demanding. It attracts individuals who have strong quantitative and people skills. Students should be prepared to study in both academic and clinical environments and have a strong background in all the sciences.
Academic Good Standing in Medical Imaging
A student in the BS Medical Imaging program must maintain the following standards for academic good standing and to progress.
- The student must maintain an overall 2.0 QPA in core course requirements.
- The student must make a grade of C or higher in each core course. Courses in which grades of less than C are made must be repeated and a grade of B or higher earned.
- If the student’s core requirement grades fall below 2.0, the student has one semester in which to regain the required 2.0 QPA. Failure to bring the cumulative QPA up to 2.0 will result in dismissal of the student from the program. If a student makes two grades lower than C in BIOLOGY 114 Concepts of Biology 1, BIOLOGY 173 Anatomy & Physiology 1, BIOLOGY 174 Anatomy & Physiology 2, MATH 116 Math for Health Sciences, and PHYSICS 107 Physics for Health Sciences, the student is dismissed from the program and must re-apply according to Internal Transfer Procedures.
Internal Transfer Students
A student admitted to Bloomsburg University as a freshman in another academic discipline may apply to transfer into Medical Imaging. This option is only available to students who began their college education at BU. The application is made directly to the Allied Health Advisory Committee and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The student must meet minimum guidelines: GPA of 2.5, a minimum grade of C in any core course that has been taken, and a minimum of B earned in any repeated core course. The student will be contacted for an interview.
External Transfer Students
At this time, we are only accepting external transfer students who have completed a clinical program and are certified technologists.