Information Sessions for Prospective Diagnostic Imaging Students
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm, on the following Thursdays:
Dates: 3/7/13, 4/4/13, 5/2/13, 6/6/13, 7/11/13, 8/1/13
School of Health Professions, Room Y2.6002
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030
Directions and additional Information (pdf)
For more information and directions, call the Diagnostic Imaging Program 713-792-4337
Program in Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging is a specialty devoted to the study of routine and advanced radiographic imaging procedures. The curriculum includes emerging advanced technologies in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The program prepares student for various careers in hospitals, clinics, education, and management.
Certificate in Radiologic Sciences
Note: Certificates may be awarded at the completion of the second year of the Diagnostic Imaging Program, allowing the student to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination.
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging
Mission, Vision, and Goals
The mission of the Diagnostic Imaging Program is to provide the highest quality of education to diagnostic imaging students through formal didactic and state-of-the-art clinical experiences that prepare our students to be diagnostic imaging professionals who are patient care focused, critical thinkers and engaged in lifelong learning.
We shall be the premier educational program in Diagnostic Imaging by providing innovative curricular, clinical and continuing education services to the diagnostic imaging community and the patients we serve.
Fulfillment of the program’s mission is assessed by the program’s effectiveness and the degree to which the program achieves the goals in which our students will academically and professionally:
- Goal: 1. Students will develop a patient care focus by providing superior patient care
- Goal: 2. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
- Goal: 3. Students will adopt a philosophy of life-long learning through continuing education and
- Goal: 4. Students will embrace the MD Anderson core values of caring, integrity and discovery.
- Goal: 5 Students will communicate effectively in a variety of settings
The radiologic technologist is a prominent member of the health care team focused on the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
Radiologic technologists work with ionizing radiation, radiopharmaceuticals, sound waves and magnetic fields to produce medical images in diagnostic imaging or radiology departments of hospitals and medical clinics or free-standing imaging centers.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Diagnostic Imaging Program is designed to prepare students for a challenging career in the Radiologic Sciences through formal didactic and state-of-the-art clinical education. Today’s medical practice dictates that technologists have advanced skills in imaging, patient assessment and treatment of specific disease.
The program accommodates Bachelor of Science degree-seeking students as follows:
1. Those who are working towards initial certification in Radiologic Technology (radiography): these students enter the Diagnostic Imaging Program as sophomores.
2. Graduates of an accredited program in radiologic sciences, with acceptable transferable credits, who must submit proof of certification and have completed the required Texas core curriculum. These students enter the Diagnostic Imaging Program during the senior year of their education and complete their degree through The University of Texas MD Anderson School of Health Professions.
For admission requirements, please visit the Application Information site on the Prospective Students section of the School of Health Professions home page.
For more information about Faculty, and Courses, please visit the Diagnostic Imaging section of the School of Health Professions catalog.
.The Diagnostic Imaging Program: Clinical Policies (pdf of 2010-2011 policies)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Program in Diagnostic Imaging
School of Health Professions - Unit 2
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77030-4009
Visit the sites below for more information about a career in diagnostic imaging.
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
- International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists (ISMRM-SMRT)
Visit the sites below for more information about the Houston area.