To prepare students for careers in radiography and to introduce them to the subspecialty areas within diagnostic/interventional radiology, Quinnipiac offers a BS degree in diagnostic imaging. Graduates are ready for entry-level employment as radiographers.
Radiographers are essential members of the health care team. Their knowledge of radiation protection, physics and biology, as well as technical positioning, allows them to deliver the safest and highest quality patient care through the use of imaging modalities.
The diagnostic imaging program supports the mission statements of both Quinnipiac and the School of Health Sciences and their commitment to excellence in education. The mission of the diagnostic imaging program is to develop students' technical and interpersonal communication skills through a logical and organized sequence of didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences. The program offers multiple clinical assignments to provide maximum exposure to diversified radiographic procedures and imaging protocols. In addition, the program prepares multi-skilled graduates competent in the art and science of radiography. Graduates of the program will meet the needs of the community for highly qualified professionals, and the program prepares students for career entry and advanced study.
The School of Health Sciences building features 24 teaching laboratories, including an orthopedics lab, a rehabilitative sciences lab, a clinical skills lab, an intensive care unit, a health assessment lab, a physical exam suite, a physical diagnostics lab, a motion analysis lab and other special amenities that set it apart from other universities offering health sciences programs.
Also housing the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is a state-of-the-art facility, featuring an operating room suite with two additional high fidelity simulation rooms, 48 pro-section stations, 16 standardized patient rooms, multiple team study rooms, student lounges and a vending area, an expanded health sciences library, a 350-seat auditorium, 17 additional classrooms and 10 seminar rooms that seat from 12 to 150 students. Read more about the facility.
The School of Health Sciences also offers a master of health science degree for students interested in becoming radiologist assistants.
For more information, please contact:
Shelley Giordano, associate professor of diagnostic imaging and director of diagnostic imaging