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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
1120 West Michigan Street, CL. 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

For information on our upcoming April Mammography Program visit our Profession & Program Information Tab

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

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

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

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

Ashley Marshall M.A., RT(R)

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

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

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Medical Imaging Technology Clinical Coordinator

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

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Clinical Instructor Eskenazi Health

Ashley Perkins MHA, R.T.(R)(MR)

Adjunct Lecturer of Clinical Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Clinical Instructor of St. Franciscan Alliance

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

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

Emily Scaggs, RT(R)

Acting Lecturer for Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program
Clinical Instructor for our Beltway sites: IU West, IU Saxony, Orthoindy, and IU Fishers

Cybil Nielsen, MBA, CNMT, FSNMTS

Program Director Indiana University Nuclear Medicine Technology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Ultrasound Clinical Coordinator

Debra LeMay MPH, RT(R)(N)

Assistant Professor for Clinical Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Program
Clinical Instructor for IU Health University Hospital

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

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

Dina Peterson, B.A.S, RT (R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Adjunct Lecturer of Clinical Radiologic and Imaging Scienes

 

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 2015 –May 2016

 

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%

91.2%

b. R124 Final Exam

Exam average of 90%

80.9% 

2. Students will apply radiographic positioning skills effectively

a. R171/R172 clinic – ortho eval

Course average of 3.5  on item #5 -positioning skills

3.4 

b. R272 clinic  – ortho eval

Course average of 3.5 on item #6 - positioning skills

3.6

3. Students will determine appropriate technical factors

a. R228 Final Assessments

Final Assessments average of 85%

91.7%

b. R271Summer EFQ score

Quiz score average of 90%

76.8%

c. R271/R272 Fall EFQ score

Quiz score average of 90%

80.85%

d. R272Spring EFQ score

Quiz score average of 90%

91.7%

e. R275 EFQ

Quiz score average of 90%

98.15%

f. R272 clinic – ortho eval

 

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

3.6

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

a. R171/R172 clinic – ortho eval

Course average of 3.5 on item #6 - radiation protection

3.6

b. R272 clinic – ortho eval

Course average of 3.5 on item #7 - radiation protection

3.7

c. Dosimeter monitor report (Landauer)

# of occurrences when student’s measured dose equivalent exceeds 125 mrem (1.25 mSv) at any time during a calendar quarter (25)

10*

d. Dosimeter exchange compliance database

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

94.5%

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

a. R171/R172 clinic – ortho eval

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

3.6

b. R271/ R272 clinic - surgery eval

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

3.6

c. R272 clinic – ortho eval

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

3.6

Notes on Assessment Plan and Actions to be taken:

  • Objective 1.b – Final changed from more of a unit exam to a true comprehensive final that is designed to measure mastery of information from both R114 and R124. Since this is a significant change, the previous data is not comparable.
  • Objective 2.a – reduction in score likely reflects a more accurate assessment of first year student performance. The CIs have made a concerted effort to improve RT understanding of appropriate scoring of student performance.
  • Objective 3.b/c – reflects change to requiring students to prepare for the EFQ on their own. It appears that their scores improved over time to above benchmark as the students started taking more responsibility for their own learning. Also, CIs and RTs have begun to increase emphasis on student’s involvement in technique decisions.
  • Objective 4.c – decrease may reflect increased emphasis in class of proper radiation safety practices.

 

 

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 – ortho eval

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

3.6

 

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

3.7

 

b. R272 clinic- ortho eval

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

3.7

 

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

3.8

 

 

c. R214 Oral presentation (added Summer 2016)

 

 

 

2. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

a. R225 Ethics final written assignment

(added Summer 2016)

Assignment average of 95%

 

 

b. R214 literature review assignment (added Summer 2015)

Assignment average of 95%

94.96%

 

c. R226 Digital Storytelling assignment (added Spring 2015)

assignment average of 95%

  98.58%

 

Notes on Assessment Plan and Actions to be taken:

  • Objective 1.c – added new measure of oral communication skills, so that all assessments are not from clinical courses and to take advantage of the change in this course to this type of activity.
  • Objective 2.a – new measure so no data until next year’s assessment report.
  • Objective 2.b – R214 will no longer contain the writing assignment, so we will begin using the discussion board assignments for R225 as the new measure. We will set the new benchmark at the next assessment meeting.

 

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. R216 Image Critique Final Exam (added Spring 2014)

Exam average of 90%

93.5%

 

b. R272 clinic – ortho eval

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

3.6

 

 

c. R272Spring EFQ score (added summer 2016)

Quiz score average of 90%

 

 

2. Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients

a. R272 clinic  - ortho eval

Course average of 3.5 on item #6 – Positioning skills

3.6

 

 

b. R170 trauma lab grade (added summer 2016)

 

 

 

Notes on Assessment Plan and Actions to be taken:

  • Objective 1.c – added new measure to take the place of a measure we removed that we considered no longer effective as a measure of critical thinking.
  • Objective 2.b – added new measure to take advantage of new lab created for the R170 lab course.

 

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%

54.0%

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

10%

16.2%

c. Percentage of students who volunteer for validated healthcare-related service activities (in dB)

Tracking - No benchmark

10.8%

2. Students will attend professional meetings.

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

50%

94.5%

Notes on Assessment Plan and Actions to be taken:

  • All measured outcomes within benchmarks. Objective 1c is for tracking purposes only at this time.

 

 

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% [34/35]

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

95%  

(75% JRCERT standard)

94% [159/169]

2. Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 12 months post-graduation.

a. Graduate Satisfaction Survey - indicate “yes” on Part I “employed within 12 mo.” question and informal sources of employment information

75% (annual)

100% [17/7]

b. Graduate Satisfaction Survey - indicate “yes” on Part I “employed within 12 mo.” question and informal sources of employment information

75% average over past 5 years

(75% JRCERT standard)

93.4% [85/91]

3. Students will complete the program within 22 months. (all students provided with the opportunity to graduate)

a. Graduation (retention) Rate

85% (32/37 = 86.5%)

 

94.6% [35/37]

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)

Questions 9,11,12,20 below benchmark    

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)

3.92

b. Employer Survey – questions 1- 45

3.0 average (5 pt scale)

All at or above benchmark, range 3.0 – 4.13 

Notes on Assessment Plan and Actions to be taken:

  • Objective 1.a – a little early to be sure, but it appears our recently implemented curricular changes has resulted in significant improvement in success on the ARRT certification exam.
  • Objective 4.b – once again the survey questions related to technique (9,11,12) have fallen below the benchmark. It’s a little hard to assess because the survey N size was 3; the lowest rate we have ever had. The radiographic principles faculty and clinical faculty continue to work on this area of the curriculum. We now have 2 seasoned principles faculty working together to ensure the proper sequencing of topics and appropriate depth of coverage related to point in the program. In addition, the CIs continue to work with the staff to provide more opportunities for students to set their own techniques.

 

 

 

 

Indiana University Radiography Program
Program Effectiveness Data

June 2014 –May 2015

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 – 2011 through 2015

94% (159 of 169) of program graduates passed the ARRT Certification Examination in Radiography on the first attempt. The JRCERT standard for this effectiveness measure is 75% pass rate on the first attempt, within six months of graduation.

 

Job Placement Rate – 2011 through 2015

93.4% (85 of 91) of students graduating in the past 5 years and actively seeking employment were employed within 12 months of graduation. Not counted are graduates who are continuing their education, those not actively seeking employment, or those not responding to the survey. 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 2015 completed the program.

 

 

Indiana University Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
Program Effectiveness Data

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