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Medical Imaging (B.S.)

Help doctors to find diseases in their early stages, leading to better outcomes for patients. Diseases are most treatable when they're caught early, so you can be at the forefront of treatment in this truly life-changing career.

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.S.
Department
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Allied Health Coordinator, Associate Professor of Biological and Allied Health Sciences
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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.

This degree program offers a range of academic pathways leading to a baccalaureate degree. Students spend between two and three years (60 to 90 credits) at Bloomsburg and then one to two years (30 to 60 credits) in an accredited hospital-based clinical program. The time spent in each will depend on which clinical option(s) is/are selected. This major is not open to transfer students.

Medical Imaging Options

At Bloomsburg, you'll take core biology, physics, and math courses; they also complete all university general education requirements. If you elect short clinical programs you'll take 15 additional credits in one of the emphasis areas — science or management. Admission into clinical programs is not automatic or guaranteed; outstanding academic achievement, well-developed interpersonal skills, and a good understanding of the profession are required. Shadowing and internship experience in the field and exposure to clinical health settings are helpful for admission to clinical programs.

Courses and Curriculum

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Clinicals

Some of the clinical programs that regularly accept our students include: Geisinger, Johns Hopkins, York, Conemaugh, Albert Einstein, St. Christopher's, St. Francis, PA College HS, South Hills, Crozer Chester, Lackawanna, Armstrong, JFK Muhlenberg, Englewood, Arnot Ogden, and Winchester Medical.

You'll apply to clinical programs in the fall of your sophomore or junior year. Although admission is not guaranteed, over 90% of our applicants are accepted each year. During the clinical program, financial aid continues to be processed through us, but you'll pay hospital tuition.

Upon completion of the clinical program:

  • Clinical credits are posted to the students' BU transcript
  • The B.S. degree in medical imaging is awarded
  • Students sit for national registry exams

Licensure and Certification

Professional medical imaging licensure and certification laws and regulations vary from state to state and are subject to change without notice. If you're planning to pursue a professional credential in a state other than PA, it's highly recommended you contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements prior to starting a program. Visit bloomu.edu/state-authorizationasrt.org, and caahep.org for more information.

The Husky Difference

12%
Job Growth
Percent increase of radiologic technologist positions through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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From day one, you'll have a resource as you take your first intro biology courses to study individually or in groups, get tutoring, and learn together with faculty.
Emily Reynolds poses in front of Hartline Science Center

Everyone has been very helpful in my success. No matter how many questions I had or if I needed anything explained to me from a different point of view, my professors were there to help guide me.

Emily Reynolds '19
Medical Imaging
Sunni Criste celebrates receiving her degree at winter commencement

Bloomsburg’s medical imaging program offers me everything I could’ve ever wanted. It’s been a challenging, yet rewarding program and has made me realize this is exactly what I should be doing.

Sunni Criste '19
Medical Imaging
Emily Hackenberg poses in front of Hartline Science Center

Bloomsburg has prepared me for my clinical by requiring challenging classes and having a great learning atmosphere. One specific way is giving us the opportunity to be involved with an internship.

Emily Hackenberg '19
Medical Imaging
Sunni Criste celebrates receiving her degree at winter commencement
Emily Hackenberg poses in front of Hartline Science Center
Emily Reynolds poses in front of Hartline Science Center

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