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SLU Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapeutics Programs on the Rise

The Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics (MIRT) department in the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University experienced a 32% increase in overall student enrollments in the 2016-2017 academic year. 

The department is made up of four programs: magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy and a master’s in molecular imaging and therapeutics. Excluding nuclear medicine technology, all of the programs have been available at Saint Louis University for less than ten years. The number of students in the Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics department rose from 78 to 103 over the past year.

Demand for medical professionals is growing and the need for imaging technologists and radiation therapists is rising nationally.  All of the MIRT programs at SLU have enjoyed outstanding outcomes and are leading SLU graduates to rewarding careers in the radiology sciences.

“Our programs are regarded for their overall excellence. The faculty has done a tremendous job developing and offering state-of-the-art educational programs for SLU students, MIRT Chair William Hubble, MA, CNMT, RT(R)(N)(CT), FSNMMI-TS, said.

Hubble went on to compliment the high caliber students that the program routinely attracts.

“We recruit excellent students for our programs and SLU graduates are highly sought after to fill positions in hospitals and clinics. I would highly recommend current students to explore the opportunities offered in our programs,” Hubble said. “The addition of these new programs has created an opportunity for the DCHS to grow and prosper.”

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