Online Classes: Imaging Quality and Safety

Imaging Quality and Safety

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Advance Your Imaging Career

Course goals and objectives are based on the Institute of Medicine’s stated needs for improved training on quality and safety topics. The program goal is to provide students with focused instruction to expand their technical knowledge of imaging quality, safety, evidence-based practice, and patient-centered approaches.

Program Overview

The online credit certificate program offers students a plan of study that provides fundamental didactic training on the essentials of medical imaging quality and safety (IQS) essentials. The program will prepare students for advanced responsibilities in the field. All earned college credits from the IQS Credit Certificate program will apply directly to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program.


A student that completes the IQS Credit Certificate program will be able to:

  • Provide patient-centered care using appropriate health literacy strategies.
  • Integrate medical imaging literature into clinical practice.
  • Apply quality improvement models to address common imaging problems.
  • Identify safety concerns associated with advanced imaging modalities.

Pathway 1

Students must have the following:

  • Certification in Radiography or Radiation Therapy by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); or Certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB); or Certification in Sonography by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS); AND
  • Associate’s degree in related field.

Pathway 2

Students must be currently enrolled in Mercy College of Ohio’s Radiologic Technology Program.

  • Students will be eligible to enroll in their third semester of the Radiologic Technology Program.
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher at Mercy College of Ohio.
  • Note: Certificate will not be conferred until after graduating from the Radiologic Technology Program.

Required Courses

Complete All of the Following Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
IMG 325 Communication and Patient Education 3
IMG 400 Medical Imaging Safety and Standards 3
IMG 410 Quality Improvement in Medical Imaging 3
IMG 415 Research in Medical Imaging 3

Program At A Glance

Fall Start (August)

full and part time options

12% career growth

expected from 2016 to 2026

Sample program of study for Imaging Quality and Safety Certificate.

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