B.S. in Medical Imaging Science (B.S.M.I.S.)
(In partnership with FDU and The Rutgers University, School of Health- Related Professions [SHRP])
Completion of this program will result in a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Technologies with a concentration in diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine, cardiac sonography and vascular sonography awarded jointly between FDU and The Rutgers University, School of Health- Related Professions(SHRP). Students must complete 92 preprofessional credits during their first three years at FDU before applying for acceptance to the professional component at Rutgers for their senior year.
Admission to the professional component at Rutgers University requires:
- A separate application in the fall of the junior year.
- Admission decisions for the professional component are made in accordance with criteria, policies and procedures established by a joint Committee on Admissions and Academic Status and cannot be guaranteed by FDU.
- Students admitted to the B.S. in Medical Imaging science major must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.85 in their preprofessional course work.
Upon successful completion of all course work, graduates will receive a B.S. in Medical Imaging science (B.S.M.I.S.), with eligibility for national certification and state licensure, where applicable.
Students must choose one of the following four areas of concentration.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diagnostic medical sonographers provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a licensed physician. Sonographers look for subtle differences between health and pathological areas and decide what images to include in their report. The sonographer may provide this service in a variety of medical settings when the physician is responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures.
Nuclear medicine combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology and medicine in using radioactivity to diagnose and treat disease. Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals and use radiationdetective devices to provide information about the structure and function of virtually every major organ system within the body.
Vascular technologists assist physicians in the diagnosis of disorders affecting circulation by using ultrasound instrumentation. They noninvasively record vascular information such as blood pressure, oxygenation and circulation throughout the body.
For additional information, please contact
Prof. Marilyn R. Rubin
Associate Director of Allied Health,
Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health
Voice: (201) 692-2847