Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics
Radiation Therapy Program History
The Radiation Therapy Program was originally established as a certificate program within the Washington University Department of Radiation Oncology, which was located in the Barnes Hospital Complex, in 1967. In 1993, Barnes Hospital took over sponsorship of the Department of Radiation Oncology and the Radiation Therapy Program.
In early 1998, Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and Allied Health took over sponsorship of the Radiation Therapy Program from the hospital. Under this sponsorship, the certificate program was developed into a Bachelor's degree program. Students who completed the curriculum earned Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science - Radiation Therapy degree.
In July 2007, the Radiation Therapy Program officially changed sponsorship to Saint Louis University, relocating to the Doisy College of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics. Here too, the Radiation Therapy Program will lead to a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Nuclear Medicine Technology Program History
The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Saint Louis University is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the nation. The program was created in 1969 at the John Cochran Veterans Administration. The program provided a certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology for individuals who had already obtained a Bachelor of Science.
In 1981, the program became a discipline of the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University. The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program currently leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree or a second Bachelor of Science degree for those already possesing a Bachelor's degree.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program History
Saint Louis University approved the MRI Program in 2011 and began accepting students for Fall 2012.