Jay Fabbri, MIS Class of 2012, is considered a non-traditional student at age 35. Fabbri, a Syracuse native, came to Upstate's Medical Imaging program in 2010 from Onondaga Community College. He enjoys the variety and fast pace of his clinical rotations in Upstate University Hospital, and is looking toward a career in interventional radiography.
About this Career
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Medical Imaging Science professionals use a variety of complex technologies and computer applications to provide physicians with information for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
These professionals have a high level of patient contact in which the use of interpersonal skills is critical. They work in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, imaging centers, and industry. Avenues for career development include leadership roles as supervisors, administrators, educators, and researchers.Our medical imaging sciences program educates students in the use of sophisticated equipment and procedures to:
- Produce radiographic images (X-rays)
- Computed tomography scans (CTs)
- Magnetic resonance images (MRIs)
- Other diagnostic exams
Bachelor of Science Degree Radiography (X-ray, CT, MRI)
The program accepts up to 20 students each year.
All students are initially accepted to the radiography track and determination for CT and MR tracks are made in the second semester of their junior year.
Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination in radiography, given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and qualify for licensure to practice in New York state.
Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) Degree
This program is for students who have an associate's degree, the required prerequisite courses and ARRT certification or certification-eligible in medical imaging. Accepted students can pursue specialty education in CT or MRI.
The program prepares radiographers to practice as career entry CT or MRI technologists.
A bachelor of professional studies degree will be awarded as BPS Medical Imaging (CT),or BPS Medical Imaging (MRI).
Applicants to the CT or MRI tracks apply directly to MIS-BPS CT or MRI.