May 23, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog 
    
2024-25 Catalog

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School of Radiologic Sciences




  • Department Chair: Robert Walker, PhD, RT(R)(MR)(CT)(QM), FASRT
  • Location: Marriott Health Building, Room 363
  • Telephone Contacts:
    • AAS Radiography: Beverly Figueroa, 801-626-6329
    • BS Specialties: Emily Darby, 801-626-6057
    • Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-848-7770, Option 1
    • Independent Study Manager: Pam Berg, 801-626-6619                       
    • MSRS Enrollment Manager: Cathy Wells, 801-626-8538
    • Student Liaison: Crysta Herman, 801-626-8537
    • Admissions/Counseling: Eric Neff, 801-626-6128

Professors: Tanya Nolan, Robert Walker; Associate Professors: Rex Christensen, Casey Neville; Assistant Professors: Victor Clampitt, Laurie Coburn, Robert Ferguson, Ambree Penrod, Christopher Steelman, Taylor Ward, Kimberly Parkinson; Adjunct Faculty: Daryn Ashby, Wynn Harrison, Julie Hawk, Ryan Hecox, Diane Kawamura, Christopher Marston, Cheryl Walczak

Radiologic Sciences is a medical field that uses ionizing radiation, sound waves and magnetic fields to produce medical images for diagnostic purposes or to treat diseases by combining medical procedures with technology.

Radiography

The Radiography program provides integrated didactic instruction with the utilization of on campus x-ray rooms and clinical experience in Radiology departments of the affiliated health facilities. During the course of the program, radiologic physics, anatomy, radiographic procedures, positioning, and patient assessment are taught. The student will participate in clinical education within the affiliate health facilities throughout the program.

The program is 5 continuous semesters. The student qualifies for an Associate of Applied Science degree upon completion of the general education requirements and the professional course work. Upper division elective courses completed during the program may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed as an advanced discipline of study for two-year graduates of radiography programs or equivalent as determined by the School of Radiologic Sciences. A student can complete the required courses and be eligible to sit for the national certification examination. The courses offered in Diagnostic Medical Sonography are upper-division and will be accepted as satisfying the requirements for a primary area emphasis for those students who have been accepted into the Bachelor of Science program.

The program and support courses are four (4) semesters in length for the Cardiac Emphasis or the Medical Emphasis and three (3) semesters in length for the Vascular Emphasis. A competency-based evaluation system is utilized throughout the program. A student must achieve a predetermined level of competency in the academic and clinical courses in order to receive grades for the course. The clinical education courses require a minimum of 24 clock hours per calendar week in an affiliated health care facility.

Nuclear Medicine

The Nuclear Medicine program is designed as an advanced discipline of study for ARRT registered technologists or the acceptable equivalent. A student can complete the required courses, obtain a certificate of completion, and be eligible to sit for the national certification examination. The courses offered in the Nuclear Medicine program are upper-division and will be accepted as satisfying the requirements for a primary area emphasis for those students who have been accepted into the Bachelor of Science program.

The program is three (3) full semesters in length, which requires the student to attend in the summer. A competency-based clinical evaluation system is utilized throughout the program. A student must achieve a predetermined level of competency in the academic and clinical courses in order to receive grades for the course. A minimum of 24 clock hours per week of clinical education must be completed in an affiliated health care facility.

Radiation Therapy

The Radiation Therapy program is designed as an advanced discipline of study for graduates of accredited programs. A student can complete the required courses, obtain a certificate of completion, and be eligible to sit for the national certification examination. The courses offered in the Radiation Therapy program are upper-division and will be accepted as satisfying the requirements for a primary area emphasis for those students who have been accepted into the Bachelor of Science program.

The program is three (3) full semesters in length, which requires the student to attend in the summer. A competency-based clinical evaluation system is utilized throughout the program. A student must achieve a predetermined level of competency in the academic and clinical courses in order to receive grades for the course. A minimum of 24 clock hours per week of clinical education must be completed in an affiliated health care facility.

Advanced Radiologic Science

The Advanced Radiologic Sciences program is designed as an advanced discipline of study for ARRT registered technologists  or equivalent as determined by the School of Radiologic Sciences.  Students in the program must select an area or combination of areas of emphasis.  These areas are designed to meet your career goals in medical imaging modalities and for technical management and educational positions.  The courses offered in the Advanced Radiologic Sciences are upper-division and will be accepted as satisfying the requirements for a primary area emphasis for those students in the Bachelor of Science program. 

The programs are either three (3) or four (4) semesters in length, depending on the emphasis, which requires the student to attend in the summer.  A competency-based clinical evaluation system is utilized throughout the program.  A student must achieve a predetermined level of competency in the academic and clinical courses in order to be eligible to sit for the national certification examinations.  A minimum of 24 clock hours per week of clinical education must be completed in an affiliated health care facility.

The following emphases are available:

  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Interventional Radiology (IR)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Women’s Imaging

Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences

The Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences (MSRS) program allows you to build the program based on your educational and professional interests.  Students can focus in areas of advanced practice, education, management, research, interventional cardiology, Radiology Assistant, musculoskeletal sonography, radiology nursing, and interprofessional education (IPE).

The following emphases are available:

Cardiac Specialist

The Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences (MSRS) with emphasis in Cardiac Specialist prepares students with the knowledge and clinical skills necessary for a career in the cardiac cath lab.  Students will develop analytical thinking skills and research capability while studying a wide range of disciplines including coronary and structural heart disease, multimodality cardiac imaging, and interventional cardiac catheterization.  Students will learn alongside a multidisciplinary team of professionals while assisting with cath lab procedures such as angiography, hemodynamic assessment, coronary stenting, and valve implantation.  Upon graduation, students will be qualified to sit for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) and/or the Cardiac Interventional Radiography (CI) exam.

The program is four (4) semesters in length, which requires the student to attend in the summer.  A competency-based clinical evaluation system is utilized throughout the program.  A student must achieve a predetermined level of competency in the academic and preceptor courses in order to receive grades for the course.  A minimum of 24 clock hours per week of clinic education must be completed in an affiliated health care facility.

Innovation and Improvement

The Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences (MSRS) with emphasis in Innovation and Improvement is focused on elevating the imaging professional and patient care by providing students with diverse and customized skills and knowledge necessary to connect their imaging practices with policy.  Imaging professions will broaden their clinical comprehension, develop their leadership and educational expertise, enhance their research ingenuity, and extend their professional versatility within the imaging industry.

Radiologist Assistant

The Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences (MSRS) with emphasis in Radiologist Assistant prepares students to work as a Registered Radiologist Assistant (RA).  The role of the RA provider is to improve efficiency and patient care in imaging services by providing advanced level support to radiologists.  The curriculum incorporates the RRA certification requirements as published by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Students will learn advanced patient care, safety, and procedures through academic work and clinical experience.

The program is four (4) semesters in length, which requires the student to attend in the summer.  A competency-based clinical evaluation system is utilized throughout the program.  A student must achieve a predetermined level of competency in the academic and preceptor courses in order to receive grades for the course.  A minimum of 24 clock hours per week of clinic education must be completed in an affiliated health care facility.

Courses

Radiologic Sciences Course Descriptions  

Programs

    Associate of Applied ScienceInstitutional CertificateBachelor of ScienceMinorPost Master’s Certificate