Advanced Medical Imaging Technology
What is 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. Please visit High School Student Admissions for more information about first-year student admission requirements.
For information about the admission requirements for the Advanced Medical Imaging Technology professional curriculum, please visit Secondary Admissions
Students entering the program as freshmen are strongly encouraged to work as either an employee or a volunteer in a medical environment -- preferably a hospital or imaging center -- early in their academic career. Should this not be possible, students are expected to arrange shadowing experiences with medical imaging professionals. Journals should kept demonstrating the times, dates and locations of these experiences.
Students contemplating this program should have a better than average aptitude for math and science courses. Grades of A and B in these courses are expected. All diagnostic medical imaging modalities involve direct patient care, so the ability to interact with others and to express a sincere concern for their welfare is a common characteristic of successful graduates.
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.
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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.
If you are student who wishes to transfer from a college or university outside of the University of Cincinnati system, please visit Transfer Admissions for more information.
If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Cincinnati (including UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont), but want to change your major to one in the College of Allied Health Sciences, please visit Transition Students for more information.
The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee of Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).