Mission and Vision

Program Vision

The Advanced Medical Imaging Technology program wishes to combine the needs of students, healthcare providers, the public and the University to cultivate a program for preparing competent, credentialed diagnostic medical imaging professionals. To bring the vision of this program to the greatest number of individuals, multiple points of entry, multiple means of departure, pathways for continuing one’s education, and pathways for meeting changing educational requirements of the profession need be established.

This program will strive to produce competent, multi-skilled, imaging technologists and to provide certificate opportunities for those seeking to further their education. Graduates of this program will have obtained the level of didactic and clinical training necessary to meet eligibility requirements for national board examinations in their chosen modalities.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.  These techniques are used to diagnosis disease and analyze human anatomy.

Magnetic resonance imaging is the medical specialty that utilizes magnetic fields and their properties in the diagnosis of disease and the analysis of human anatomy. Training in magnetic resonance imaging is twelve consecutive months in duration and will be delivered through a combination of classroom lectures, labs, and clinical site placements. Students successfully completing the curriculum will have fulfilled requirements to sit for the nationally administered board examination.

MRI Mission

The mission of this program is to produce competent, multi-skilled, Magnetic Resonance Imaging technologists.  Graduates of this program will have obtained the level of didactic and clinical training necessary to meet eligibility requirements for national board examinations in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  While passage of these examinations are up to the individual and therefore cannot be guaranteed by the program, it is the program’s goal to supply each graduate with the necessary level of training and experience to adequately prepare for these examinations.

MRI Outcomes and Goals

Student Learning Outcomes and Goals
Outcome Goal

The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Goal – To increase critical thinking skills in relation to the following:

- Improving patient care through self-evaluation and critique.

- MR techniques, parameters and trade-offs in order to ensure high diagnostic images

The student will communicate effectively in a variety of professional settings. Goal – To improve and gain experience in students professional communication skills.
The student will demonstrate high standards of clinical competence. Goal – To develop the student’s proficiency in imaging procedures and patient care skills by strictly following all ARRT MRI scan requirements.
The student will demonstrate high standards of social responsibility by engaging in ethical professional practice. Goal – To foster a high degree of professionalism, responsibility, and ethical behavior within the student.
The student will synthesize professional knowledge and evaluate varying viewpoints. Goal – To develop/nurture the necessary tools to allow synthesis of information, introspection and self-reflection to achieve the best patient outcomes.

MRI Effectiveness Outcomes

  • The program will enroll and graduate students who will benefit from the program of study. 
  • Student will enroll into the MRI program. Students will complete the program. 
  • Graduates will pass their ARRT on their first attempt. 
  • Graduates will obtain employment within 12 months of graduation. 
  • Graduates will be satisfied with their program of study. 
  • Graduates are prepared for entry-level work in MRI.

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear medicine technology is a branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in research, diagnosis, and treatment.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Mission

Consistent with the mission of the University, the Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum is dedicated to serving the professional education and experience-based learning needs of its students whether they are from Ohio, the region, the nation, or the world.  All students who are dedicated to their studies and the betterment of humankind through medical imaging will find this a safe and inclusive environment for advancing their education.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Outcomes & Goals

  • The NMT curriculum will strive for a 100% retention rate of its nuclear medicine technology students.
  • Students who complete the NMT curriculum will pass the NMTCB or ARRT nuclear medicine technology exam on their first attempt at a rate that exceeds national averages.
  • Students who complete the NMT curriculum will either continue their education in MRI or find employment within 12 months of graduation.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with their program of study.
  • Graduates are prepared for entry-level work in nuclear medicine technology.