Online Bachelor of Science Completion in Advanced Imaging
Advanced imaging is a specialized field in radiologic technology that includes computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), vascular interventional technology (VIT), and cardiovascular interventional technology (CIT).
Students entering Kettering College as graduates of an associate degree or certificate program in radiologic technology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, or diagnostic medical sonography may continue their education with an online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences completion degree. Two areas of emphasis are offered:
Health sciences with emphasis in advanced imaging: The registered technologist will begin with one year (two semesters) in the advanced imaging technologies of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or vascular interventional technology (VIT) and cardiovascular interventional technology (CIT). The student must complete all core requirements in the arts and sciences and health sciences courses to meet the requirements for the BS degree.
- Health sciences with emphasis in education or management: A course of study in arts and sciences and health sciences that will complete the BS degree requirements but without the advanced imaging courses. Visit the BS in Health Sciences section of this site for more information on this course of study.
Graduates of an accredited RT program who do not have an associate degree must complete all AS degree core requirements before beginning the bachelor’s completion process. Certification as an ARRT RT is required to be admitted into the advanced imaging tracks.
ABOUT THE PROFESSION
Some radiographers specialize in computed tomography (CT), and are sometimes referred to as CT technologists. CT scans produce a substantial amount of cross-sectional x-rays of an area of the body. From those cross-sectional x-rays, a three-dimensional image is made.
Radiographers also can specialize in Magnetic Resonance Imaging as an MR technologist. MR uses non-ionizing radio frequency to produce multiple cross-sectional images to create a 3-dimensional image.
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac (heart) and peripheral vascular (blood vessel) ailments.
For more information about careers in advanced imaging, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATION
Kettering College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, approved by the Seventh-day Adventist Board of Regents, and authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents.