Medical Imaging

Close-up of medical technician working with imaging software on computer while patient is lying down on CT scanner in background.


Looking for a career in a fast-growing industry? Consider the critical field of Medical Imaging! Medical imaging professionals capture and provide high-quality electronic medical images to radiologists for interpretation and diagnosis. If you embrace advanced technology, have good communication skills and demonstrate empathy, take initiative, exhibit strong physical stamina, are flexible and adaptable, and able to think critically and problem-solve effectively, you are a great candidate for this field.

Medical imaging professionals work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, diagnostic imaging centers, outpatient clinics, orthopedic clinics, medical sales and even educational settings. You can specialize in one area or obtain proper certification or licensure for as many specialty areas as you wish.

The Medical Imaging department at ECC offers the Radiography Program which provides an Associate of Applied Science degree in radiography and is an entry-level program for candidates who wish to enter the field. ECC also offers three advanced certificate programs for certified/licensed radiographers who wish to specialize in the following areas: Mammography, Computed Tomography and/or Magnetic Resonance.

The radiography and magnetic resonance programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago,IL 60606, 312-704-5300, No accreditation agency is currently available for the computed tomography and mammography programs.

Program Highlights

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Associate of Applied Science

Basic Certificate

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