Rhode Island College

2020-2021 Catalog


Medical Imaging B.S.

Admission Requirements for Concentrations in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Radiologic Technology 

Concentrators

  1. Completion of all required preclinical courses, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  2. A completed application form submitted by the appropriate deadline to the Director of the Medical Imaging Program.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70.
  4. An interview with the admissions committee of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Diagnostic Imaging.

Admission Requirements for Concentrations in Certified Medical Imager Management 

Prior licensure in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiologic Technology.

Retention Requirement for All Concentrations

A minimum grade of C in all required courses.

General Education Requirements for Concentration in Certified RT Computed Tomography

Students must complete the college’s General Education requirements, with the following contingencies:

  1. Students will take a required MATH course in the cognates for each program that will satisfy their General Education Mathematics category.
  2. Students will receive transfer credit for NS 175, which will fulfill the Natural Science category.
  3. Students will receive transfer credit for AQSR 175, which will fulfill the Advanced Quantitative/Scientific Reasoning category.

Course Requirements

CHOOSE concentration A, B, C, D, E, or F below.

A. Certified RT Computed Tomography

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CTSC 300Principles of Computed Tomography

2

As needed.
CTSC 301Computed Tomography Physics and Radiation Protection

2

As needed.
CTSC 407Sectional Anatomy and Pathology

2

As needed.
CTSC 432Computed Tomography Clinical Practice

8

As needed.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 338Communication for Health Professionals

4

Fall.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: MATH 209: Fulfills the mathematics category of General Education.

Radiologic Technology Certification Transfer Credits

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TRANSFER CREDITS

60

Total Credit Hours:82

B. Certified Medical Imager Management

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 348Microbiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 338Communication for Health Professionals

4

Fall.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MGT 201WFoundations of Management

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
TWO COURSES in management at the 300-level or above

6-8

Note: MATH 209 Fulfills the mathematics category of General Education.

Medical Imager Certification Transfer Credits

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TRANSFER CREDITS

30-60

Total Credit Hours:60-92

C. Diagnostic Medical Sonography

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
DMS 305Foundations of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

3

Fall.
DMS 306Abdominal and Small Parts Sonography

5

Spring.
DMS 308Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation

4

Spring.
DMS 309Clinical Education I

3

Spring.
DMS 312Sonographic Women’s Imaging

4

Summer
DMS 313Clinical Education II

5

Summer.
DMS 431Vascular Technology

4

Fall.
DMS 432Obstetrical Sonography

4

Fall.
DMS 433Clinical Education III

4

Fall.
DMS 434Registry Review

3

Spring.
DMS 435Advanced Procedures in DMS

3

Spring.
DMS 436Clinical Education IV

4

Spring.
MEDI 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
MEDI 203Complete Introduction to Medical Imaging

3

Fall
MEDI 205Medical Terminology in Medical Imaging

1

Fall.
MEDI 255Patient Care in Medical Imaging

3

Fall.
MEDI 308Professional Behavior in Medical Imaging

3

Fall.
MEDI 463WSenior Seminar in Medical Imaging

3

Spring.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring, Fall, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:84

D. Magnetic Resonance Imaging

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MEDI 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
MEDI 203Complete Introduction to Medical Imaging

3

Fall
MEDI 205Medical Terminology in Medical Imaging

1

Fall.
MEDI 255Patient Care in Medical Imaging

3

Fall.
MEDI 308Professional Behavior in Medical Imaging

3

Fall.
MEDI 309Sectional Anatomy in Medical Imaging

3

Fall.
MEDI 410Pathology in Medical Imaging

3

Fall
MEDI 463WSenior Seminar in Medical Imaging

3

Spring.
MRI 302Foundations of Medical Resonance Imaging

3

Spring.
MRI 303Procedures I

3

Spring.
MRI 304Physical Principles I

4

Spring.
MRI 305Clinical Education I

3

Spring.
MRI 306Procedures II

3

Summer.
MRI 307Clinical Education II

5

Summer.
MRI 431Physical Principles II

4

Fall.
MRI 432Clinical Education III

5

Fall.
MRI 433Advanced Procedures in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

3

Spring.
MRI 434MRI Registry Review

3

Spring.
MRI 435Clinical Education IV

4

Spring

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring, Fall, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:84

E. Nuclear Medicine Technology

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CTSC 300Principles of Computed Tomography

2

As needed.
CTSC 301Computed Tomography Physics and Radiation Protection

2

As needed.
MEDI 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
MEDI 203Complete Introduction to Medical Imaging

3

Fall
MEDI 205Medical Terminology in Medical Imaging

1

Fall.
MEDI 255Patient Care in Medical Imaging

3

Fall.
MEDI 308Professional Behavior in Medical Imaging

3

Fall.
MEDI 309Sectional Anatomy in Medical Imaging

3

Fall.
MEDI 410Pathology in Medical Imaging

3

Fall
MEDI 463WSenior Seminar in Medical Imaging

3

Spring.
NMT 302Foundations of Nuclear Medicine Technology

3

Spring.
NMT 303Nuclear Medicine Procedures I

3

Spring.
NMT 304Radiation Safety and Radiobiology

3

Spring.
NMT 306Nuclear Medicine Procedures II and Therapeutics

3

Summer.
NMT 336Clinical Education I

3

Spring.
NMT 337Clinical Education II

5

Summer.
NMT 433 Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine

3

Fall
NMT 434Radiation Physics and Advanced Instrumentation

3

Fall
NMT 435Registry Review

3

Spring
NMT 436Clinical Education III

5

Fall
NMT 437Clinical Education IV

4

Spring

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring, Fall, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:86

F. Radiography

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MEDI 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
MEDI 203Complete Introduction to Medical Imaging

3

Fall
MEDI 205Medical Terminology in Medical Imaging

1

Fall.
MEDI 255Patient Care in Medical Imaging

3

Fall.
MEDI 308Professional Behavior in Medical Imaging

3

Fall.
MEDI 309Sectional Anatomy in Medical Imaging

3

Fall.
MEDI 410Pathology in Medical Imaging

3

Fall
MEDI 463WSenior Seminar in Medical Imaging

3

Spring.
RAD 331Foundations of Radiography

3

Spring
RAD 332Radiographic Procedures I

3

Spring
RAD 333Radiographic Procedures II

3

Summer
RAD 334Principles of Radiography

4

Spring
RAD 335Radiation Physics

3

Summer
RAD 336Clinical Education I

3

Spring
RAD 338Clinical Education II

5

Summer
RAD 432Radiobiology

4

Fall
RAD 433Clinical Education III

5

Fall
RAD 434Advanced Procedures in Radiography

3

Spring
RAD 435Registry Review

3

Spring
RAD 436Clinical Education IV

4

Spring

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring, Fall, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:87