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Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology program (AMIT) presents a new concept in the field of diagnostic medical imaging education. Traditionally, students were offered programs enabling them to specialize in a single diagnostic medical imaging modality. Most programs were housed within a certificate or associate degree program that was 12-24 months in length.
Students entering our professional baccalaureate curriculum are educated in multiple diagnostic medical imaging modalities. Currently, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine technology are taught in the professional curriculum. It is anticipated that additional imaging modalities will be added to program offerings.
Students who complete the baccalaureate program will meet national board eligibility requirements in two diagnostic medical imaging modalities as well as possess research skills that will distinguish them in their fields. Their bachelor of science in advanced medical imaging technology may be used as a point of entry to graduate or medical school, should students seek to further their education.
The University of Cincinnati has established academic success criteria for first-year applicants to bachelor's degree programs. All students are encouraged to apply. Each individual's admissibility will be evaluated based on these criteria and on the Supplemental Information required as part of the application (personal statement and list of co-curricular activities).
It is recommended that students entering from high school have a high school GPA of at least 3.0 and the following test scores: ACT: 22 Math / 22 Combined and/or SAT: 510 Math /1020 Combined (excluding the Writing). UC admits students based on academic and non-academic factors. For more information please visit the UC Admission Requirements website.
Most full-time diagnostic medical imaging technologists work about 40 hours a week. They may, however, have evening, weekend or on-call hours. Opportunities for part-time and shift work also are available.
Physical stamina is important, because diagnostic medical imaging technologists are on their feet for long periods and need to assist incapacitated patients. Diagnostic medical imaging technologists work with stationary diagnostic imaging devices, and their duties may include performing some services at the patient's bedside. Some technologists travel to patients' locations, using large vans and trucks equipped with sophisticated diagnostic equipment.
Although some diagnostic medical imaging professionals use radiation as part of their occupation, radiation hazards are minimized by the use of shielding and the application of radiation safety practices. All individuals working with radiation are monitored continuously for radiation exposure.
Additional career options are listed on the Career Development Center's Web site.
The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology program is unique in that it offers students the opportunity to become credentialed in two diagnostic medical imaging modalities, while awarding a baccalaureate degree. Most diagnostic medical imaging programs offer a single diagnostic imaging modality and award an associate degree. AMIT graduates are in a better position to advance within the profession, accepting positions of greater responsibility, and are prepared for continuing their education with a graduate or professional degree.
Reasons to enroll in AMIT at UC:
The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology program is the only multi-credentialed medical imaging program in the region.
Students receive individualized clinical education opportunities.
Student pass rate of nationally administered board examinations dramatically exceed national averages for all modalities.
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