Expand your career opportunities and boost your earning potential with multiple medical imaging certifications.
Advancements in medical imaging technology have introduced less invasive ways for patients to receive a diagnosis. Many areas, the Fort Wayne and Crown Point regions included, are welcoming new imaging centers and seeing significant expansion of current facilities. With this expansion comes a growing need for skilled, certified healthcare professionals.
The AMI bachelor’s degree expands upon your primary certification in the medical imaging field and provides the education and training required to sit for a second certification in an advanced specialty such as:
With multiple medical imaging certifications and a bachelor’s degree, you’ll be incredibly marketable within the healthcare field.
Already have an associates degree in radiography, sonography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology or a related field?
The AMI bachelor’s degree builds upon your existing education and professional experience, allowing you to gain certification in additional modalities, which can expand your career opportunities and earning potential.
If you don’t already hold a current registration in radiography, radiation therapy, sonography, or nuclear medicine, consider our Radiologic Technology or Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs to begin your journey into the AMI program.
Hours of clinical experience before graduation
expected increase in demand for radiologic and MRI technologists in Indiana through 2029, which is faster than the average occupation
median national annual salary radiologic and MRI technologists (BLS.gov, 2019)
The University of Saint Francis is proud to be the premier health sciences training provider in the region. Our advanced medical imaging degree program builds on the strengths of our long-standing, highly successful nursing, radiologic technology and other allied health offerings.
Designed for Working Professionals
The B.S. in Advanced Medical Imaging at USF was intentionally designed to meet the needs of associate degree radiography students and working medical imaging professionals who want to earn a bachelor’s degree and become certified in an advanced medical imaging modality. The schedule and format allows you the flexibility to complete this program full- or part-time.
Rooted in the liberal arts and Franciscan values, a USF education focuses not just on academic and clinical excellence, but it also prepares you to serve others as a compassionate, ethical healthcare professional.
Hands-on, practical learning experiences are integral to your advanced imaging education. Whether on campus or at a clinical site, you’ll hone your technique, develop patient communication skills, and gain experience working as part of a healthcare team.
Our state-of-the-art campus facilities include:
You’ll complete your clinical hours at locations such as:
If you’re already working in the medical imaging field, you may use your current position toward your hours required for the certification exam.
I enjoyed the small class sizes that provided more one-on-one teacher attention. You are more than just a number here. The clinical sites offer opportunities to grow and experience many different working environments.
Ashley Koenn ’19
With a bachelor’s degree in medical imaging, you can find positions in hospitals, diagnostic labs, outpatient centers, physicians offices, urgent care locations and other medical facilities.
Leading healthcare networks and facilities continually seek out USF health sciences graduates, including:
As you gain experience in medical imaging, you could move into supervisory and management positions or expand your opportunities by pursuing additional imaging specialty areas.
Admission into the AMI program requires applicants to hold a current registration in radiography, radiation therapy, sonography, or nuclear medicine. An applicant may be currently enrolled in an applicable imaging education program, as above; however, the applicant must hold an active certification through the ARRT prior to the start of the program. Sonography registration may be through the ARRT or ARDMS; Nuclear medicine registration may be held with either the ARRT or NMTCB.
ARRT approved courses to fulfill structured education requirements for certification eligibility.
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