Advanced Medical Imaging Technology B.S.

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The B.S. in Advanced Medical Imaging Technology degree program is the only four-year nuclear medicine program in the Pittsburgh area, and prepares students to become dual-certified imaging technologists. Hospital systems increasingly want professionals who are credentialed in multiple imaging techniques, rather than a collection of professionals each working on a single method. 

Unlike other programs of study that prepare students to be credentialed in only one kind of imaging, the Advanced Medical Imaging Technology program at RMU offers a bachelor's of science degree with nuclear medicine technology as the primary pathway, and secondary pathways to computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET). The four-year program in Advanced Medical Imaging includes coursework required for all of these certifications, and faculty members will work with students to help them fulfill clinical requirements.

Students are prepared to sit for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. Graduates go on to work in in hospitals, physician offices, and medical and diagnostic laboratories. Jobs include nuclear medicine technologist, MRI technologist, and CT technologist.

Contact Information

Samantha Monda, Ph.D., NCC, CMPC
Department Head

Dr. Angela Macci Bires, Ed.D., M.P.M., R.T.(N), CNMT
Program Coordinator

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4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • CHEM 1210 Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1215 Chemistry I Lab
  • NMED 1100 Introduction to Hospital 
  • CSEN 1010/ 1020 Comm Skills I or II
  • MATH 1010 or higher level College Math or higher level

Freshman Year, Spring

  • PHYS 1010 Physics for Allied Health
  • PHYS 1015 Physics for Allied Health Lab
  • BIOL 1210 A & P I
  • BIOL 1215 A & P Lab I
  • PSYC 1010 General Psychology
  • CSEN 1020/ CSCM 1030    Comm Skills II or III

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • BIOL 1220 A & P II
  • BIOL 1225 A & P II Lab
  • ECON 1010 Survey of Economics
  • CSCM 1030/ 2040 Comm Skills III or IV
  • SOCI 1010 Principles of Sociology
  • STAT 2110 Statistics

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • NMED 2210 NM Physics 
  • CSCM 2040/ 2050 Comm Skills IV or V
  • INFS 3440 Healthcare Informatics
  • BIOL 2370 Microbiology
  • BIOL 2380 Microbiology Lab
  • NURS 2015 Pathophysiology

Junior Year, Fall

  • NMED 3004 Instrument Tech & Tech
  • NMED 3800 Eval and Instruction
  • NMED 3005 Radiopharmacy
  • NMED 3007 Radiation Safety
  • HUMA 1010 Huma: Arts and Music
  • NMED 3050 Pharmacology
  • NMED3100 Fund Of Health Care Admin or HSAM1275 Intro to Health Services Administration 

Junior Year, Spring

  • NMED 3008 Clinical Techniques & Practice
  • NMED 3009 NM Tech & Tech
  • NMED 3100 Fund of Healthcare Admin
  • NMED 3010 Instrumentation & QC I
  • NMED 3200 PET Tech & Techniques
  • NMED 3011 Radiation Biology
  • NMED 3006 Computer Apps in NM

Summer term

  • NMED 4013 Clinical Practice I
  • NMED 4016 Clinical Practice II
  • NMED 4020 Nuclear Cardiology

Senior Year, Fall

  • NMED 4043 Cross-sectional Anatomy 
  • NMED 4018 Clinical Practice III
  • NMED 4019 Clinical Practice IV
  • NMED 4021 PET Clinical Practice & Research
  • NMED 4023 CT Technology
  • NMED 4022 Seminar 

Senior Year, Spring

  • HIST/POLS X History/Political Science
  • NMED 4024 MRI Technology
  • ELIT XXXX  Literature
  • NMED 4600 Advanced Imaging Modalities

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Nuclear Cardiology
MRI Technology
Major Credits
Nuclear Medicine, Biology, Statistics
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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