Medical Imaging

A career in medical imaging begins with a bachelor’s degree from Bellin College.

Extensive clinical experience, the opportunity to learn multiple specialties, and an emphasis on leadership will allow you to be more confident and marketable in your career.

Medical imaging consists of several technologies, or modalities, that are used to view the human body in order to diagnose, monitor, or treat medical conditions. Each modality gives different information about the area of the body being viewed. Quality imaging plays a critical role in initiatives that improve public health, and can help to reduce unnecessary medical procedures for patients.

“A career in medical imaging promises a GREAT future!”

Medical Imaging

Medical Imaging Program Options:

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS)

Radiographers operate x-ray equipment to create images of tissues, bones, organs, and blood vessels within the human body. The images created by the radiographer are then interpreted and a diagnosis is made by a radiologist, a physician who has specialized in interpreting and diagnosing radiographic images.

Our four-year program provides you with excellent academic and clinical experience in general radiography and two of the following specialties (modalities):

  • CT scanning (Computed Tomography)
  • MRI scanning (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Women’s Imaging: Mammography and DXA
    (osteoporosis detection) scanning
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Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BSDMS)

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are highly skilled professionals who use sound waves from advanced medical imaging equipment to produce images of organs, tissues and blood vessels. The images created by the sonographer are then interpreted by a radiologist, a physician who has specialized in interpreting and diagnosing radiographic images.

Get a bachelor’s degree in just three years!

Our three-year program will provide you with extensive academic and clinical experience in general sonography (ultrasound), and upon graduation you will be American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) board eligible in:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn)
  • Abdomen
  • Vascular
  • Sonography Principles and Instrumentation
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Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography (DCS) Certificate

The Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Certificate program (DCS) is a fast-track adult echocardiography program designed for working sonographers registered in vascular technology (RVT) through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).  This two semester program teaches all didactic courses online with one mandatory weekend clinical intensive (in-person) requirement in the Fall semester.   DCS students will only have to come to the Bellin College campus for their one weekend intensive.  Clinical requirements of 450 hours are met at the sonographer’s current employer or with placement assistance from Bellin College faculty.     

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