Medical Imaging Associate Degree

Medical Imaging Equipment Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology
Medical Imaging Equipment Technology
A.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology
Overview

Medical Imaging Equipment Technologists are a critical part of any healthcare organization. They’re the ones who install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot diagnostic medical imaging equipment (fluoroscopy and radiography including X-rays and mammography). By keeping this equipment in proper working order, they help doctors make accurate diagnoses and often save lives.

If this sounds like the career you’ve been looking for, consider ECPI University. Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you can earn an Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology degree with a concentration in Medical Imaging Equipment Technology in just 1.5 years.

Program Description

ECPI University takes you beyond the text book by providing curriculum that’s grounded in hands-on, interactive studies. Your degree is built on foundational knowledge in electricity and analog/digital electronics. Advanced courses emphasize:

  • Medical Imaging Equipment Troubleshooting
  • Radiological Systems including PACS/DICOM
  • Integration of Computer Network Technology with High-Tech Microcomputer-controlled Medical Imaging Equipment and Systems

Upon completion, graduates of the Medical Imaging Equipment Technology program should be able to demonstrate:

  • Entry-level knowledge of digital imaging and communication in medicine (DICOM)
  • Entry-level knowledge of computer technology and analog and digital electronics
  • Entry-level knowledge of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS)
  • Troubleshooting skills of medical imaging equipment
  • Proficiency in operational checks of medical imaging equipment
  • Competency in reading, oral and written communication skills and proficiency in mathematics.

 

Possible Career Track

Graduates with a Medical Imaging Equipment Technology Degree typically seek employment in a wide array of work settings including:

  • Imaging Equipment Repair Firms
  • Healthcare and Dental
  • Veterinarian Offices
  • Medical Imaging for Military and Sub-Contractors
  • Imaging Equipment Manufacturers

Job opportunities typically require relocation.

 

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

25 semester credit hours

CIS150

Networking I

3

EET110

Electric Circuits I

3

EET111

Electric Circuits II

3

EET111L

Electric Circuits LAB

1

EET120

Semiconductor Devices

3

EET121

Electronic Systems Applications

3

EET130

Digital Systems I

3

EET230

Digital Systems II

3

EET250

Computer Configuration I

3

Arts and Sciences

22 semester credit hours

COM115

Principles of Communication

3

ENG110

College Composition

3

ENG120

Advanced Composition

3

HUM205

Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131

College Algebra

3

PHY120

Physics

3

PHY120L

Physics LAB

1

PSY105

Introduction to Psychology

3

Self-Integration

9 semester credit hours

CIS106

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

COR090

Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110

Essentials for Success

3

CIS115

Computer Applications

3

Concentrations

Medical Imaging Equipment Technology

19 semester credit hours plus electives

CIS206

UNIX Administration

3

CIS245

Windows Client and Server

3

EET230L

Digital Systems LAB

1

MIT217

Introduction to Radiographic Systems

4

MIT217L

Radiographic Systems LAB

2

MIT218

Fluoroscopic Systems

4

MIT218L

Fluoroscopic & Digital Imaging Systems LAB

2

Program Outcomes

Students in the A.S. Electronics Engineering Technology program learn about subjects such as fiber optics, analog and digital electronics, control systems, and network technologies. They learn to use test equipment and to troubleshoot computer and network technologies. Students also learn to communicate ideas to their colleagues and customers verbally and in writing.

Students who choose the Medical Imaging Equipment Technology program can expect to learn about testing, troubleshooting, installing, repairing, designing, and maintaining electronic medical devices, such as patient monitoring equipment. This program’s objectives are designed to enable graduates to demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

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