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Comprehensive Medical Imaging, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Paradise, NV, United States
The Comprehensive Medical Imaging program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is an innovative academic program designed to educate students in a foundation of mathematics and the sciences applicable to the interdisciplinary and applied science of diagnostic imaging.
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Overview

The Comprehensive Medical Imaging program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, currently offers theoretical and clinical course work in the advanced level modalities of Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Ultrasound. Graduates of the program will meet the demand for professional personnel to perform patient imaging procedures on state-of-the-art advanced imaging systems, process and enhance computer images, prepare and administer contrast agents, maintain strict quality control guidelines, and conduct research in the comprehensive medical imaging area.

Learning Objectives

  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology of importance to imaging professionals.
  • Familiarity with the law and ethics applicable to imaging professionals.
  • Familiarity with the structure and organization of hospital imaging departments.
  • Knowledge of basic patient care procedures.
  • In-depth knowledge of the fundamental principles and techniques of the student’s chosen imaging modality (CT, MRI, or Ultrasound).
  • Basic knowledge of the fundamental principles and techniques of all the major imaging modalities including, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and nuclear medicine (PET and SPECT).
  • Understanding of the basic principles associated with radiation science and safety.
  • Knowledge of the chemical and biological effects of radiation.
  • Understanding of basic sectional (transverse, sagittal and coronal) anatomy in medical imaging.
  • Obtain a strong foundation in the basic sciences.

Career Possibilities

The employment outlook in comprehensive medical imaging is excellent. Radiology administrators and physicians in hospitals and outpatient clinics have responded to the concerns of cost containment and competition by seeking prospective employees who can demonstrate competency in a variety of imaging areas. The comprehensive imaging program at UNLV provides an opportunity for students to become competent professionals in multiple diagnostic modalities within the framework of a strong baccalaureate program.

Job opportunities for graduates may be found in:

  • Major medical centers
  • Smaller hospitals
  • Independent imaging centers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Life Science
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics II

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    44

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

National

  • Nevada Advanced High School Diploma
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Test Scores

International

  • College/University Transcript(s)
  • If you have completed coursework at a non-US high school or college, you must also submit a certified evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) by a NACES member organization. This evaluation and translation converts your non-US coursework to the US equivalency so that UNLV can evaluate your documents for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8291 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8291 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paradise

  • 1088 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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