Medical Imaging Major, Combined Certificate Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Incoming Freshmen, Fall 2016

In order to pursue the combined bachelor of science in medical imaging/certificate in diagnostic medical sonography (DMS), students must meet the stated requirements for admission to the DMS certificate program (see section on Diagnostic Medical Sonography). In addition, students must meet with the sonography department chair and submit an application prior to the fall, mid-semester of the junior year. Commitment to the DMS program must be given to both advisors, in writing, during the second week of the spring semester, junior year. In consideration of the combination of the MI major and DMS course loads, students must possess a minimum GPA in the medical imaging major courses of 2.7 in order to pursue this dual track. If not admitted at this point, students may re-apply upon completion of their B.S. in medical imaging.

Students may complete both the B.S. in medical imaging and the DMS Certificate in less than 5 academic years following this sequence. Please note sessions III through VI are part time credit load. For example, students entering as first year in fall, 2011, can complete both by the end of March, 2016. This will result in the student (already possessing the professional A.R.R.T. credential) being eligible to apply for the national exam administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Upon successful completion of the examination, the student will earn the professional credential of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS). The student will then hold the professional credential of: Mary Smith, BS, RT (R), RDMS.

The program offers an Introduction to Vascular Sonography as a foundation to perform non-invasive vascular sonographic examinations. With further study and clinical experience, the graduate can apply for the Registered Vascular Technology exam and upon successful completion, earn the RVT credential.

Sequence of Required Courses

Students are required to take a University Writing Seminar (UWS), which will fall in one of three disciplines (English, History, or Religious Studies). Students should complete 3 additional credits in the discipline in which the UWS is taken, and six credits each in the other two disciplines. For students who complete RLS 151, the second course would be a "Group B" RLS course. See the Core Curriculum section of the catalog for further information.

First Year

First Semester

Total Credits 15

BIO 121

Human Structure & Function I

4

ENG/HIS/RLS 151

University Writing Seminar

3

PHL 100

Introduction to Philosophy

3

MI 100

Intro to Medical Imaging

2

MTH

Math Core (Group A)

3

Second Semester

Total Credits 16

Behavioral Science

Core

3

BIO 122

Human Structure & Function II

4

ENG/HIS/

RLS

Core Elective

3

ENG/HIS/

RLS

Core Elective

3

MTH 115

Statistics (Core)

3

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Total Credits 15

HP 999

CPR Certification

 

ENG/HIS/

RLS

Core

3

MI 106

Medical Terminology

1

MI 200

Patient Care

2

MI 203/703

Rad. Procedures I

4

MI 125/725

Rad. Exposure & Processing I

3

MI 243

Rad. Image Evaluation I

2

Second Semester

Total Credits 15

MI 204/704

Rad. Procedures II

4

MI 126/726

Rad. Exposure & Processing II

2

MI 140

Clinic I (T, R)

2

MI 201/701

Advanced Patient Care

2

MI 244

Rad. Image Evaluation II

2

ENG/HIS/RLS

Core

3

Summer

Term A–6 wks.

Total Credits 2

MI 160

Clinic I (40 hours per week Monday–Friday)

 

Junior Year

First Semester

Total Credits 18

FA

Core Elective

3

PSY 123

Intro to Psych

3

PHY 118/718

Physics Introduction II

4

MI 310

Advanced Imaging Procedures

3

MI 311

Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals

3

MI 225

Clinic III (T, R)

2

Second Semester

Total Credits 17

HP 410

Intro to Research

or

3

PSY 232

Research Methods

 

MI 214

Rad. Biology and Protection

2

MI 220/721

Rad. Physics

2

MI 245

Clinic IV (M, W, F)

3

MI 253

Imaging Pathology

2

MI 450W/

750

Quality Management in Medical Imaging

2

FA

Core Elective

3

Summer

Term B–6 wks.

Total Credits 2

MI 260

Clinic V (40 hours per week Monday–Friday)

 

Senior Year*

First Semester

Total Credits 15

HP 999

CPR Recertification

 

DMS 101

Introduction to Sonography

2

DMS 102

Introduction to Sonography Lab

1

DMS 107

US Physics and Instrumentation

3

DMS 111

Sonographic Cross-Sect. Anatomy

3

MI 265

Clinic VI (M, W) (Internship)

2

MI 415

Senior Seminar (Last 7 weeks - Dec. grads only)

0

 

 

PHL

Core (Ethics recommended)

3

MI 400

Issues in Medical Imaging (First 7 weeks)

1

 

 

Second Semester

Total Credits 14

DMS 130#

Clinical Sonography I

2

DMS 117

Abdominal Sonography

3

DMS 122

Pelvic Sonography

3

DMS 127

High Resolution Sonography

3

MI 415

Senior Seminar

0

 

(First 7 weeks - May grads)

 

ENG/HIS/RLS

Core

3

Additional graduation requirements: Must take 2 writing intensive courses and fulfill the technical competency.

Total credits required for graduation (BS, Medical Imaging) 129 (20 credits toward DMS certificate)

* Senior year of B.S.-Medical Imaging overlaps with Sessions I and II of DMS Certificate.

# DMS 130 (Clinical Sonography I) is an equivalent course for MI 275.

Note: DMS courses will be taught on alternating weekends.