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On behalf of our Students, Staff, and Faculty, Welcome!

If you are interested in more information about a possible career in the radiologic sciences, or to become acquainted with the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Programs offered at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis , please go to the “Profession & Programs  Info” tab. There you will find valuable links to acquaint you with the career possibilities in the radiologic sciences and details about the Programs we offer.

The "Program Resources” tab allows access to the policies and procedures handbooks for all of our programs. Information reflecting our success in achieving the Mission, Values, Goals, and Objectives, can be found in the “Mission/Goals/Learning Outcomes” and the “Effectiveness Data” tabs.

The Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Programs consists of three degree programs including an associate degree in Radiography and bachelor degrees in Medical Imaging Technology, and Nuclear Medicine Technology.  Diagnostic imaging is currently an integral part of modern healthcare delivery. The mission of our programs is to prepare graduates to provide safe, quality imaging services to their patients in all practice settings.

IUPUI, a 21st century model for urban higher education, is located just west of downtown Indianapolis. Our program offices are on the first floor of the Gatch Hall (Clinical Building), which is in the IU Medical Center complex on the north side of Michigan Street. We use the Medical Center Hospitals for clinical education but also have students at other Indianapolis area hospitals.

If you are interested in the human body, computer applications in medicine, or how radiation can be used to treat disease, we offer the education that will prepare  you for a career in the radiologic and imaging sciences.

 

Sincerely,

Bruce W. Long, M.S., R.T.(R)(CV), FASRT
Director
Radiologic and Imaging Sciences  Programs

Contact Information

E-mail
Academic Support Specialist

Program Director

Telephone
(317) 274-3801

Fax
(317) 274-4074

US Mail
Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Programs
541 Clinical Drive
Rm. 120
Indianapolis, IN 46202

More Info

More information regarding the Radiologic Sciences Program (Radiography, Medical Imaging, and Nuclear Medicine) may also be found at IU School of Medicine: Health Professionals Programs (HPP).

For more information regarding the Radiography Program effectiveness data visit the JRCERT website at www.jrcert.org

Bruce Long, M.S., R.T.(R)(CV), FASRT

Director, Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Programs
Program Director, Radiography and Medical Imaging Technology
Associate Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

Linda Cox, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)

Program Coordinator of Medical Imaging Technology
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

Susan Robinson, M.S., R.T.(R)

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Clinical Instructor at Riley Hospital for Children

Rebecca Stout, B.S., R.T.(R)(BD)

Lecturer of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Clinical Instructor at Wishard Hospital

Susan Herron, A.S., R.T.(R)

Adjunct Lecturer of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

Dina Peterson, R.T.(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Adjunct Lecturer of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Sonography Education

Cybil Nielsen, MBA, CNMT, FSNMTS

Program Director of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Associate Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

Sarah Baker, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT

Associate Professor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Associate Dean of University College

Kellie Cranfill, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(BD)

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Clinical Coordinator of Radiography Program

Debra Markanday, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)

Lecturer of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Clinical Instructor at Indiana University Hospital

Valerie Echeverria, B.S., R.T.(R)(M), RDMS

Lecturer of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Sonography Education

Brandi Ripperger, A.S., R.T.(R)

Adjunct Lecturer of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Clinical Instructor at Richard L. Roudebush VA Hospital

Traci Dempsey, A.S., R.T.(R)

Adjunct Lecturer of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Clinical Instructor at IU Health West Hospital

 

Mission Statement

The Radiologic Imaging and Sciences Programs (RISP) at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) are aimed at the preparation of highly qualified individuals who are dedicated to the health and welfare of the patient through the practice of radiologic technology.

Values

The Radiologic Imaging and Sciences Program (RISP) faculty support the following values:

  • Student learning through the effective use of available educational opportunities including
    • Entry-level professional programs, advanced level educational programs, and continuing education offerings.
    • Diverse patient populations.
    • Broad spectrum of technology and health facilities.
  • Creative activity and research resulting from the collaboration of faculty and students.
  • Ethical behavior and professional integrity in addition to technical competence.
  • Civic engagement involved in collaborating with a variety of internal and external constituencies including health care facilities, professional organizations and IUPUI, School of Medicine and Health Professions Program departments.

Goals for Radiologic Imaging and Sciences Programs

  • To provide high quality education in radiologic sciences in the preparation of technologists for entry level positions in radiography and nuclear medicine technology in accordance with the appropriate Joint Review Committees.
  • To prepare the student to meet the requirements established for national registration in radiography, nuclear medicine technology or one of the certificates of advanced qualifications offered for radiographers.
  • To develop the student's ability to function as an active member of the health care team.
  • To provide advanced educational opportunities for graduate registered radiographers.
  • To broaden the student's knowledge through study in liberal arts and sciences.
  • To foster independent thinking and lifelong learning.
  • To ensure program quality with an assessment plan to measure achievement of program goals, learning outcomes, and JRC Standards/Essentials.

Goals for the Associate Degree in Radiography Program

  1. Graduates will be clinically competent.
  2. Graduates will communicate effectively in the healthcare environment.
  3. Graduates will think critically and apply problem-solving skills in the healthcare environment.
  4. Graduates will have knowledge of the value of professional development and growth.
  5. Students will graduate and will be qualified to work as entry-level radiologic technologists

Outcomes for the Associate Degree in Radiography Program

At appropriate points during the radiography program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of radiographic procedures (goal 1)
  • Apply radiographic positioning skills effectively (goal 1)
  • Determine appropriate technical factors (goal 1)
  • Apply principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and others (goal 1)
  • Demonstrate overall competence in performance of radiographic procedures (goal 1)
  • Use effective oral communication skills with clinical staff and patients (goal 2)
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills (goal 2)
  • Evaluate images and make appropriate adjustments to technical factors or procedure (goal 3)
  • Adapt positioning for trauma patients (goal 3)
  • Determine the importance of continued professional development (goal 4)
  • Attend professional meetings (goal 4)

At the completion of the radiography program, the graduate will:

  • Pass the ARRT national certification exam on the 1st attempt (goal 5)
  • Be gainfully employed within 6 months post-graduation, if pursuing employment (goal 5)
  • Complete the program within 22 months (goal 5)
  • Be satisfied with their education (goal 5)

Indiana University Radiography Program

Outcomes Assessment Report

June 2012 –May 2013

 

Goal 1:  Graduates will be clinically competent.

Outcome

Measurement Tool

Benchmark

Results

1. Students will demonstrate appropriate knowledge of radiographic procedures

a. R114 Final Exam

Exam average of 90%

 94.01%

b. R124 Final Exam

Exam average of 90%

94.54%

2. Students will apply radiographic positioning skills effectively

a. R171/R172 clinic evaluation

Course average of 3.5  on item #5 -positioning skills

3.6

b. R272 clinic evaluation

Course average of 3.5 on item #6 - positioning skills

3.8

3. Students will determine appropriate technical factors

a. R228 Final Assessments

Final Assessments average of 85%

86%

b. R271Summer EFQ score

Quiz score average of 90%

91%

c. R271/R272 Fall EFQ score

Quiz score average of 90%

92%

d. R272Spring EFQ score

Quiz score average of 90%

83.5%

e. R275 EFQ

Quiz score average of 90%

99%

f. R272 clinic evaluation

Course average of 3.5 on item #8 - Equipment Handling and Exposure Factor Manipulation

3.7

4. Students will apply principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and others.

a. R171/R172 clinic evaluation

Course average of 3.5 on item #6 - radiation protection

3.8

b. R272 clinic evaluation

Course average of 3.5 on item #7 - radiation protection

3.9

c. Dosimeter monitor report (Landauer)

Percentage of students with exposure at SL level (50%)

28.5%

d. Dosimeter exchange compliance database

Percentage of students in compliance with RSP dosimeter exchange policy (90%)

99.4%

5. Students will demonstrate overall competence in performance of radiographic procedures

a. R171/R172 clinic evaluation

Course average of 3.5 on item #15 - overall clinical competence & performance

3.8

b. R271/ R272 clinic evaluation (surgery)

Course average of 3.0 on item #16 - overall clinical competence & performance

3.8

c. R272 clinic evaluation

Course average of 3.5 on item #16 - overall clinical competence & performance

3.9

 

Goal #2:  Graduates will communicate effectively

Outcome

Measurement Tool

Benchmark

Results

1. Students will use effective oral communication skills with clinical staff and patients.

a. R171/R172 clinic evaluation

Course average of 3.5 on item #9 - Interpersonal skills with patients

3.7

Course average of 3.5 on item  #13 - Interpersonal skills with staff

3.9

b. R272 clinic evaluation

Course average of 3.5 on item #5 - Interpersonal skills with patients

3.9

Course average of 3.5 on item #13 - Interpersonal skills with staff

4.0

2. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

a. R171/R172 clinical journaling

assignment average of 85%

92.8%

b. R112 Ethics paper

Assignment average of 75%

100%

c. R226 Reflection paper

assignment average of 90%

99.21%

 

Goal #3:  Graduates will think critically and apply problem solving skills in the healthcare environment

Outcome

Measurement Tool

Benchmark

Results

1. Students will evaluate images and make appropriate adjustments to  technical factors or procedure

a. R275 image evaluation cards

100%  of class will complete all 5 cards

100%

b. R272 clinic evaluation

Course average of 3.5 on item #8- Equipment handling & exposure factors

3.7

2. Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients

a. R272 clinic evaluation

Course average of 3.5 on item #6 – Positioning skills

3.8

 

Goal #4:  Graduates will have knowledge of the value of professional development and growth

Outcome

Measurement Tool

Benchmark

Results

1. Students will determine the importance of continued professional development.

a. Percentage of students who are ISRT members

50%

65.7%

b. Percentage of students who complete extracurricular poster projects, presentations, quiz bowl participation

10%

42.8%

c. Percentage of students who volunteer for service activities

50%

42.8%

2. Students will attend professional meetings.

Percentage of students who attend ISRT or other profession-related meetings/conferences

50%

71.4%

 

Goal #5:  Students will graduate and will be qualified to work as entry-level radiologic technologists

Outcome

Measurement Tool

Benchmark

Results

1. Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt.

a. Annual ARRT Pass Rates - 1st attempt

95%

97% for class of 2012 (32/33 students)

b. ARRT pass rates - 1st attempt (data for previous 5 yrs)

95%

(75% JRCERT standard)

98% average over past 5 years  (165/169 students)

2. Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 6 months after graduation.

a. Graduate Satisfaction Survey - indicate “yes” on Part I “employed within 6 mo.” question

and informal sources of employment information

75% (annual)

 

 

92.31% for class of 2012 (12/13 students actively seeking employment)

b. Graduate Satisfaction Survey - indicate “yes” on Part I “employed within 6 mo.” question

and informal sources of employment information

75% average over past 5 years

(JRCERT standard)

92.5% average over past 5 years (98/106 students actively seeking employment)

3. Students will complete the program within 22 months.

a. Graduation (retention) Rate

85%

94.59 for class of 2013 (35/37 students)

4. Students will be satisfied with their education.

a. Graduate Survey –question 51: overall quality of education

3.5 average (5 pt scale)

 

4.0

b. Graduate Survey – questions 1- 50

3.0 average (5 pt scale)

All at or above benchmark, range 3.13 – 4.88 

5. Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance

a. Employer Survey – question 49: overall quality of graduate preparation

3.0 average (5 pt scale)

4.42

b. Employer Survey – questions 1- 45

3.0 average (5 pt scale)

All at or above benchmark, range 3.25 - 5 

 

 

 

Indiana University Radiography Program
Program Effectiveness Data

June 2012 –May 2013

Publication of annual program effectiveness data is a condition of continued accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The data required includes five-year average credentialing examination pass rate, five-year average job placement rate, and annual program completion rate.

 

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Examination in Radiography Pass Rate – 2009 through 2013

96% (169 of 165) of program graduates passed the ARRT Certification Examination in Radiography on the first attempt. (Of the six students who did not pass on the first attempt, all six passed on subsequent attempts). The JRCERT standard for this effectiveness measure is 75% pass rate on the first attempt, within six months of graduation.

 

Job Placement Rate – 2009 through 2013

92.8% (103 of 111) of students graduating in the past 5 years and actively seeking employment were employed within 12 months of graduation. The JRCERT standard for job placement rate is a five- year average of 75% within 12 months of graduation.

 

Annual Program Completion Rate

94.6% (35 of 37) of students in the cohort graduating in May 2013 completed the program.