Medical Imaging

Welcome to the Emory University Medical Imaging Program. Medical imaging professionals utilize x-rays and other energy forms to help diagnose and treat medical conditions. The medical imaging professional (radiologic technologist or radiographer) provides quality patient care while creating diagnostic images independently, assisting radiologists and other physicians in imaging the body, and operating specialized radiographic equipment.

This program is ideal for people interested in both personal interaction and a "high-tech" career. Medical imaging professionals apply their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, patient positioning, radiation protection, and image production techniques in the performance of their duties. Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for professional competence through a blend of classroom and clinical education.

Emory University’s Medical Imaging Program offers a baccalaureate degree, and graduates advance more rapidly within the profession. Advanced coursework in radiology administration, radiography education, and advanced clinical practice in computed tomography, interventional radiology, magnetic resonance imaging, or women’s health (mammography and bone densitometry) is offered.

Program Contact Information

Additional information on applying for admission to these programs may be obtained by writing to:

Medical Imaging Program
531 Asbury Circle
EUH Education Annex Building, Room N112
Mailstop: 1600-002-1AA
Atlanta, GA 30322
by calling: (404) 712-5005 or
by E-mail: (Med.Imaging.Program@emoryhealthcare.org)

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Program Mission, Goals, and Outcomes

The Emory University Medical Imaging Program seeks to develop leaders in medical imaging by fostering academic and clinical excellence within a patient and family centered care environment.  Specifically, the mission of the program is to produce well-educated, culturally and clinically competent, highly motivated medical imaging professionals who will safely perform diagnostic imaging procedures. Program graduates will also possess either advanced imaging skills in a specialty modality, or leadership skills in education or management.

Program Goals and Outcomes

  1. Students will communicate effectively.
    1. Students will utilize effective oral communication skills.
    2. Students will utilize effective written communication skills.
  1. Students will possess the knowledge and skills of an entry level radiographer.
    1. Students will be able to position the patient for routine radiographic procedures.
    2. Students will apply appropriate radiation safety principles.
  1. Students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
    1. Students will be able to evaluate radiographic images.
    2. Students will be able to modify standard procedures to accommodate patient or environmental conditions.
  1. Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
    1. Students will demonstrate a positive work ethic.
    2. Students will develop cooperative relationships in the clinical environment.

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Accreditation

Regional Accreditation

Emory University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. This organization can be contacted at the following address:

Commission on Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4907
(404) 679-4501

Programmatic Accreditation

The Medical Imaging Program is also accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. This organization can be contacted at the following address:

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
E-mail: mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

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