About Us

The Department of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences provides excellence and leadership in all aspects of medical imaging and radiation sciences by teaching, undertaking research and providing exemplary clinical practice skills in the broad field covered by this discipline.

Our Department of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences is one of the few academic programs that have Bachelor's and Master's degree options in the field of medical imaging and radiation sciences, offering graduates many career options in the field of radiologic sciences, including opportunities for advancement.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 21% increase in the number of jobs for radiologic technologists from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Department of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences is to provide a comprehensive education preparing students for entry-level practice in medical imaging and radiation sciences as competent, caring members of the health care team, cultivating professionalism and life-long learning.

Rigorous Schedule

  • Full-time Bachelor of Science tracks consist of one concentration for 12 consecutive months or dual-concentration for 24 consecutive months.
  • Classes and/or clinical rotations are typically Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day. Times vary from program to program.
  • Didactic, laboratory and clinical education components are integrated to provide the majority of classroom work in earlier semesters, with clinical rotations increasing sequentially.

Student Radiation Safety

To ensure the radiation safety of our students, the educational programs which utilize ionizing radiation closely monitor radiation exposures and have policies and procedures that are in compliance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations and state laws. Students who are enrolled in these programs are required to wear radiation dosimeters during all clinical and laboratory assignments. Results of the radiation dosimeter readings are reviewed and shared with each individual student.

Hands-on Experience with the Latest Equipment

The department has several pieces of state-of-the-art equipment for student use:

  • Dosimetry lab with three planning systems: XIO, Eclipse and Pinnacle
  • Fully-equipped radiopharmaceutical laboratory
  • Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) equipment
  • Diacor laser patient positioning radiation therapy lab with Rando Phantom® anthropomorphic model
  • Radiation Therapy immobilization device fabrication labs and equipment
  • Four Toshiba Aplio 300 with General, Vascular and Cardiac ultrasound packages
  • One Toshiba Aplio 500 with General, Vascular and Cardiac ultrasound packages
  • Parks Flo-lab computerized vascular machine
  • MedaPhor ScanTrainer fetal ultrasound simulator
  • Two energized radiographic labs, with audio and visual recording capabilities:  Agfa computed radiography (CR) digital equipment and Del Medical DR system with a built in Flat-panel detector
  • One whole body radiographic pediatric anthropomorphic phantom "5 Years Old" with a state-of-the-art synthetic skeleton, lungs, liver, mediastinum and kidneys
  • Two whole body radiographic adult manikins with fully flexible, articulated skeletons
  • One mobile surgical x-ray machine (C-arm)
  • One mobile x-ray machine (portable unit)

Accreditation

Jefferson is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The educational Programs of the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are approved by the University administration.

The General Sonography, Cardiac Sonography and Vascular Sonography Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).

CAAHEP
9355 113th Street, N. #7709
Seminole, FL 33775 
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354
Email: Mail@caahep.org

JRCDMS
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: (443) 973-3251
Email: JRCDMS@intersocietal.org

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Medical Dosimetry, Radiography and Radiation Therapy Programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

JRCERT
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
Email: Mail@jrcert.org

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Explanation of Terms

Credentialing examination, job placement, and program completion data must be reported annually to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  Graduate and employer satisfaction data must be collected as part of the program’s assessment process. The JRCERT makes available program effectiveness data. Please follow the link, www.jrcert.org, to access this data. 

For MRI, Radiography and Radiation Therapy, credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of student graduates who pass, on first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination or an unrestricted state licensing examination compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. For Medical Dosimetry, credentialing pass rate is defined as the number of graduates who pass the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) credentialing examination, on first attempt, within twelve months of graduation.

Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as:

  • Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts
  • Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation
  • Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours
  • Graduate is on active military duty
  • Graduate is continuing education

Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length.  The program must establish a benchmark for its program completion rate.  The program specifies the entry point (e.g., required orientation date, final drop/add date, final date to drop with 100% tuition refund, official class roster date, etc.) used in calculating program’s completion rate.

The Medical Physics Program is accredited by the:

Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP)
1631 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 571-298-1239
Fax: 571-298-1301
E-mail: campep_admin@campep.org

The Nuclear Medicine Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

JRCNMT
2000 West Danforth Road, Suite 130 #203
Edmond, OK 73003
Phone: (405) 285-0546
Fax: (405) 285-0579
Email: Mail@jrcnmt.org