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Comp. Tomography & Magnetic Res.

 
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Learn hands-on skills for a successful medical imaging career.

DEGREE:

Bachelor of Science

DELIVERY:

Face-to-Face

LOCATION:

Morehead

TIME REQUIRED:

4 Years

Curriculum Map

What You’ll Learn in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (CTMR)

Our Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (CTMR) program will give you the practical knowledge and hands-on skills to set you on the path to a rewarding career in medical imaging. You learn by doing in our state-of-the-art lab facilities and through clinical practicum placements in health care facilities throughout the region.  

What You Can Do with a CTMR Degree

You’ll be prepared to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam, which qualifies you to work in medical imaging at hospitals, physician’s offices, outpatient imaging centers, education, research, sales, and applications. 

The first step is admission to Morehead State University, see MSU admission requirements.
Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of "C". (Some courses can be transferred from other institutions.)

  • BIOL 234* - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I (NSC I exchange course), three hours.
  • BIOL 235* - Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II, three hours.
  • COMS 108 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication, three hours.
  • ENG 100 - Writing I, three hours.
  • ENG 200 - Writing II, three hours.
  • MATH 152 - College Algebra, three hours.
  • IMS/NURS 202 - Medical Terminology, two hours.
  • Natural Science
  • Social and Behavioral Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Level III-The Human Community
  • HUM-Global Cultures
  • SBS-Ethics and Social Justice
  • NSC- Science and Technology in Society
  • FYS 101 - First Year Seminar, three hours.
Total General Education & Support Courses - 41 Credit Hours
*If BIOL 244 & 244A and 245 & 245A are taken it will increase total degree hours by 2.
Note: If student did not take a FYS 101 course they must take an additional 3 hours in SBS.
  1. More than two failures of pre-radiologic science courses within two complete academic years will result in ineligibility for admission. This includes failure of more than two courses or failures of the same course more than twice. Students with course failure(s) prior to two complete academic years will be considered for admission if the student has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress ("C" or above in required courses) since the course failure(s).
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher for all required college work.
  3. Graduates of the radiologic science program at MSU or other radiography program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT). Considerations for non-JRCERT program graduates will be considered on an individual or program basis. Graduates of an approved program may receive an equivalent block credit to satisfy the radiography component.
  4. Registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography. Applicants who are not registered must obtain certification prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
  5. Meet health and physical capability requirements established by the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Imaging Sciences.
  6. Possess current certification in basic life support for health care providers (CPR) by the American Heart Association.

Applications will be accepted beginning in January and must be received by the 1st Monday in April.

  1.  Official transcripts documenting all courses required for admission. Students currently enrolled are required to submit spring mid-term grades for consideration. Students attending institutions that do not provide mid-term grades must submit a letter from the radiography program coordinator or individual faculty in general education courses stating the student's letter grade at the current time for each course. All letters must be submitted on official institutional letterhead. Students must complete required courses with a "C" or better and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

  2. Copy of course description(s) if course equivalencies are not listed on the transfer credit webpage.

  3.  Copy of the current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists registration card for radiography. Applicants who are not registered must obtain certification prior to the beginning of the summer II term.

Mail all application materials to: 

Morehead State University 

Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Imaging Sciences 

ATTN: Imaging Sciences

Center for Health, Education, and Research   

316 W. 2nd. St., Suite 210D 

Morehead, Kentucky 40351

Mission Statement

The CTMR Program, in conjunction with the Department and University's mission, is committed to preparing graduates to function as component computed tomography and magnetic resonance technologists and to provide a foundation for continued life-long learning in computed tomography/magnetic resonance.

MR Program Accreditation

The Joint Review Committee on Education Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) monitors performance measures of programs and makes this information available to the public. Successful completion of a JRCERT-accredited program assures you that you will be provided with the knowledge, skills, and professional values required for career success.

The MR program is currently accredited by the JRCERT.

To learn more, visit https://www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data.

CT GOALS AND STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

1. Students will be clinically competent.
  • Students select appropriate scan parameters to provide optimal image quality.
  • Students employ proper safety practices in the clinical settings.
2. Students will employ critical thinking skills.
  • Students adapt imaging parameters for pathological considerations.
  • Student apply scientific inquiry in the application of computed tomography.
3. Students will model professionalism.
  • Students analyze the importance of professionalism in the practice of imaging.
  • Students participate in a professional imaging activity.
4. Students will employ effective communication skills in the healthcare environment.
  • Students demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  • Students utilize appropriate communication skills in educating the patient on general aspects of computed tomography and procedure specifics.

MR GOALS AND STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

1. Students will be clinically competent.
  • Students select appropriate scan parameters to provide optimal image quality.
  • Students employ proper safety practices in the clinical settings.
2. Students will employ critical thinking skills.
  • Students adapt imaging parameters for pathological considerations.
  • Student apply scientific inquiry in the application of magnetic resonance.
3. Students will model professionalism.
  • Students analyze the importance of professionalism in the practice of imaging.
  • Students participate in a professional imaging activity.
4. Students will employ effective communication skills in the healthcare environment.
  • Students demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  • Students utilize appropriate communication skills in educating the patient on general aspects of magnetic resonance and procedure specifics.

A table of MR exam passage rates since 2017.
M.R. Credentialing Exam Passage Rates
Year Results
2017 11/11 (100%)
2018 16/16 (100%)
2019 16/17 (94%)
2020 15/15 (83%)
2021 10/12 (83%)
Five-year Average 68/74 (91.9%)

 

A table of MR job placement rates since 2017.
MR Job Placement Rates
Year Result
2017 11/11 (100%)
2018 16/16 (100%)
2019 18/18 (100%)
2020 19/19 (100%)
2021 14/14 (100%)
Five-year Average 78/78 (100%)

 

A table of MR program completion rates since 2018.
MR Program Completion Rate
2022 100% (14/14)
2021 100% (14/14)
2020 100% (19/19)
2019 94.7 (18/19)
2018 100% (16/16)
Five-yearAverage 98.7% (81/82)

A table of CT exam pass rates since 2018.
CT Exam Pass Rates
Year of Program Completion MSU Pass Rate National Pass Rate
2022 100% (14/14) ***
2021 86.7% (13/15) 75.9%
2020 94.7% (18/19) 75%
2019 100% (18/18) 74.7%
2018 100% (16/16) 75.4%
Five-year Average 96.3% (79/82) 75.2%A table of 
CT Job Placement Rates
2021 100% (14/14)
2020 100% (19/19)
2019 100% (18/18)
2018 100% (16/16)
2017 100% (11/11)
Five-year Average 100% (78/78)

What Makes Morehead State’s Program different

Our CTMR program has had 100% job placement rates for the past five years. It has garnered a reputation for producing competent, qualified professionals with an in-depth knowledge of imaging sciences. 

Admission to CTMR

Our CTMR program has a selective application process, and a limited number of students are accepted each semester. Admission to Morehead State does not guarantee admission to the CTMR program. The number of clinical placement positions limits enrollment.  

Clinical Settings

A list of clinical settings where imaging sciences students gain real-world experience.

Fees & Expenses

A list of additional fees and expenses for imaging sciences students

Physical Requirements

All imaging sciences students must meet certain physical requirements

Background Check & Drug Screening

View required screening process for imaging sciences students.

Grievance Policy

Methods for students to file grievances.

Magnetic Resonance Safety Protocols

The establishment of thorough and effective screening procedures for patients and other individuals is one of the most critical components of a program that guards the safety of all those preparing to undergo magnetic resonance (MR) procedures or to enter the MR environment. An important aspect of protecting patients and individuals from MR system-related accidents and injuries involves an understanding of the risks associated with the various implants, devices, accessories, and other objects that may cause problems in this setting. This requires constant attention and diligence to obtain information and documentation about these objects in order to provide the safest MR setting possible. The faculty at Morehead State University want to provide the students and patients with a safe clinical environment, therefore the program requires students to complete the MR safety screening form prior to acceptance into the program. This form must be completed by a qualified practitioner. Any questions or concerns may be addressed by contacting the CT/MR Program Director. 
 
The student must provide documentation of meeting the program’s health and physical requirements.  The student must keep these records current for the duration of the program. Students who do not maintain these requirements will not be allowed to progress (see Academic Policy on Progression).  In the event that the student has a foreign object (i.e., ferrous material, implants, surgical clip, insulin pump, etc.) located in or on their body after admission, it is the student’s responsibility to notify program officials.  After notification to program officials, another MR Safety Screening Process must be completed by a qualified health care practitioner to assure student and personnel safety.  The Magnetic Resonance Student Safety Screening Form can be found in the application packet and on the CTMR program website. 

Contact Information

Department of Kinesiology, Health & Imaging Sciences

210 D Center for Health, Education and Research
Morehead, KY 40351

EMAIL: imaging@moreheadstate.edu
PHONE: 606-783-2180