Medical Imaging Science

Combine your analytical skills and compassionate nature into a rewarding healthcare career with a degree in Medical Imaging Sciences (MIS). Ongoing advances in technology place medical imaging among the most dynamic and expanding fields in healthcare, where skilled professionals are in high demand.

Medical imaging professionals serve a vital role as part of a healthcare team – they provide images of the internal structures of the body that are used to confirm or rule out a medical diagnosis, monitor patient progress, or provide medical screening information. You will find coursework focused on human anatomy, imaging technology, medical ethics and patient care, with the option to develop your skills in several specialized areas.

Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences awarded jointly with Rutgers University School of Health Professions (Rutgers-SHP – Scotch Plains campus). Students must complete specified degree requirements at Felician University before they can enter Rutgers-SHP for their professional coursework.

The program offers professional coursework, with eligibility for national certification and state licensure, where applicable, in the following areas of study:

Cardiac Sonography – Cardiac sonography (also known as echocardiography) is the use of ultrasound imaging to view the cardiovascular anatomy in a non-invasive and pain free examination. This safe and convenient method of diagnosis allows the physician to assess the function of the heart in a dynamic way.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program covers both clinical and didactic instruction in abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological and neonatal neurosonography ultrasound.

Nuclear Medicine Technology – Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty that uses radioactive materials for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. They are specifically trained in radiation safety laboratory techniques, imaging procedures and the use of highly specialized equipment to assure the efficient daily operation of their facility.

Vascular Sonography – Vascular sonographers are highly skilled diagnosticians, who perform non-invasive tests to determine the presence or absence of arterial or venous disease. They principally rely on ultrasound to examine patients but must also incorporate the use of a wide variety of instrumentation for the detection of disease.

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Career Opportunities

As a skilled professional with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences you may pursue a career in a variety of settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s offices
  • Clinics
  • Federal and state health agencies
  • Medical and diagnostic labs
  • Outpatient care centers

Position titles may include (additional certificates and certification may be required):

  • Diagnostic medical sonographer
  • Medical technologist
  • Imaging technician
  • Radiologic technologist
  • Imaging equipment specialist
  • Ultrasound technician
  • Medical assistant