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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science (B.S.R.S.)


College: College of Nursing and Health Professions

Department: Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

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Description

The Radiologic Sciences Programs are administered by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. The program is designed to produce Radiologic Science professionals who are clinically competent, advanced level radiologic sciences practitioners. The program is a "1 plus 1" model, meaning all students begin their sophomore year in radiography, then choose one of six "tracks" for their senior year.

Radiography Component

It should be noted that before a student enters one of the specialty tracks, they must successfully complete the Radiography curriculum. To apply to the Radiography program please click the following link "Radiography application".

  • MISSION, GOALS & OUTCOMES - RADIOGRAPHY

    DEPARTMENTAL MISSION

    The Department of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences (MIRS) exists to provide a comprehensive, multi-skilled education preparing students for entry-level practice into the medical imaging and radiation therapy professions. This mission is accomplished through collaborative education, research and scientific efforts with the health care community. 

    PROGRAM MISSION GOALS & OUTCOMES/RADIOGRAPHY

    The Radiography Program at Arkansas State University exists to produce competent, entry-level technologist for the practice of radiologic technology.

    1. Students will be clinically competent: 
      • Outcomes
        • Students will provide appropriate patient care
        • Students will practice proper radiation safety
        • Students will produce quality radiographs
    2. Students will develop critical thinking skills.
      • Outcomes
        • Students will adapt to varying clinical experiences and equipment 
        • Students will critique images and recommend corrective action for sub-optimal radiographs
    3. Students will demonstrate communication skills. 
      • Outcomes
        • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
        • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
    4. Students will model professionalism.
      • Outcomes
        • Students will demonstrate professional work ethic
        • Students will summarize the value of life-long learning

     


Specialty Tracks

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences Programs offer the radiologic professional the baccalaureate degree in 6 tracks.

  • Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology (CVI)

    Provides students with the skills necessary to operate specialized CVI imaging equipment. CVI demonstrates primarily vascular anatomy. CVI imaging is performed through invasive procedures. 

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Provides students with the skills necessary to operate MRI and CT machines and control sectional images through computer enhancement.

  • Mammography / Breast Sonography

    Provides students with the skills necessary to operate specialized mammography and sonography equipment, as well as assist in invasive procedures, such as biopsies.

  • Medical Imaging Infomatics

    Provides students with the skills necessary to operate CT and control sectional images through computer enhancement as well as manipulate patient images and data for use and storage.

  • Radiation Therapy

    Provides students with the skills necessary to operate therapeutic radiation oncology systems and thus become a professional, entry level radiation therapist. 

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    Provides students with the skills necessary to operate sonographic equipment and control images through various enhancements.


Bridge Program

Radiologic Technologists who currently possess an associate degree or certificate from an accepted accredited program at another institution may pursue the BSRS in General Radiography Imaging Specialist track through the Bridge Program.


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