Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences

Medical imaging technologists perform imaging examinations that aid in the diagnosis, intervention and treatment of diseases and medical conditions.

Rush radiologic technologist performing MRI on a patient.

The Imaging Sciences program is committed to offering the highest quality of education through formal didactic and state-of-the-art clinical experiences essential in the preparation of advanced-level imaging science professionals. The program seeks to enroll a diverse student body in order to promote its values of diversity and inclusion.

The BS in Imaging Sciences program provides students with the knowledge, skills, professional competencies and best practices required to perform advanced-level imaging in modalities such as:

  1. Computed Tomography (CT)
  2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  3. Cardiac-Interventional (CI) Radiography
  4. Vascular-Interventional (VI) Radiography

*An entry-level Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) track is available for students who are not licensed in radiography or nuclear medicine. Licensure or eligibility for accreditation in the practice of medical radiation technology by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is not required for successful completion of the MRI track, as MRI is a non-ionizing imaging modality. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) entry-level track is recognized as a MRI primary-pathway educational program by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Scholarship opportunities are available including, the new College of Health Sciences full tuition Diversity Leadership Scholarship. Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements in regard to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic background in order to qualify. Please complete your program application first, in order to determine your scholarship options.

The Imaging Sciences program includes:

  • Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Circle Imaging- Rush Professional Building
  • Loyola University Health Systems
  • Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Rush Midwest Orthopedics
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • University of Illinois Medical Center
  • UnityPoint Health Methodist

Registered radiologic technologists with advanced certification in ARRT (CT), (MR), (CI) or (VI) from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists may receive credit based on his or her advanced certification credential. In addition, those with MRSO credentials from the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety (ABMRS) are eligible for course credit.

Imaging Sciences B.S. Program Quick Facts
Program Type:

Full-Time or Part-Time


On-Campus and Online


21-24 Months

Average Class Size:



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Imaging Sciences Program Statistics

  • 91% average program completion rate over the past 7 years.
  • 100% pass rates on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination—96% passed on first attempt.
  • 98% average job placement rate.
  • Graduates complete 1,000 hours of clinical specialty experience with an average clinical competency performance mean score of 4.4 (5.0 scale).
  • Average of 4.8 (out of 5.0 scale) on student satisfaction surveys.
  • Average of 4.6 (out of 5.0 scale) on employer satisfaction surveys.


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