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Radiography is the profession in which diagnostic medical images are made using x-rays and other radiations. The radiographer may work independently or with a physician to create images in the areas of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), mammography, cardiovascular interventional technology (CIT) and others. Radiographers must exercise initiative and judgment in obtaining the images necessary for adequate physician interpretation. As with the other radiation science professions, the patients’ confidence must be obtained while translating a “high tech” process into a humane experience that provides an unparalleled view of life.

“One thing I really enjoyed about the program was the difference from the other available radiography programs in the Tulsa area with the extended exposure to advanced modalities (MRI, CT, Angiography). I think this program gave me a head start toward furthering my education in the medical world, allowing me the opportunity to tackle healthcare from multiple angles.” 

Chelsey Bakker, Current OU ABSN Nursing Student, worked in both hospital setting and private clinic setting in pain management (C-arm manipulation)

Our Mission

The Department Empowers Life by:   

  • Educating students to be competent, professional, entry-level practitioners capable of assuming leadership roles in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Medical Dosimetry.
  • Educating imaging and therapy professionals through higher education, advanced continuing education and career advancement.
  • Promoting student and graduate participation in scholarly activity and policy development that enhances the educational process, the professions and health care.
  • Promoting student and graduate service opportunities to the University, the community and the professions that contribute to enhancing overall patient care. (Updated 2015-2020)

Effectiveness Data

  • Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals.  The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCERT website by clicking on the following link: OUHSC Graduate Achievement Report.
  • MIRS Radiography Program JRCERT Program Effectiveness Data including 1-year graduation rate, 5-year certification pass rate, and 5-year job placement rate.
  • Departmental graduation rates; certification pass rates and job placement rates for the past 5 years in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Medical Dosimetry. Outcomes Report (2016 – 2020) 

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goals for the programs in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are to:

  • Students will demonstrate competence in clinical radiography 
    • Students will perform diagnostic imaging procedures according to protocol standards
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills. 
    • Students will apply effective written communication skills.
    • Students will apply effective oral communication skills.
    • Graduates will apply effective oral and written communication skills.  
  • Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills. 
    • Students will use forethought to make logical decisions in the completion of diagnostic imaging procedures.
    • Students will adjust decisions in the completion of diagnostic imaging procedures based on feedback and critique. 
  • Students will engage in scholarly activity within the professions.
    • Students will present one scholarly topic to an interdisciplinary group of healthcare professionals.
    • Students will engage in inter-scholastic professional development. 
  • Students will be engaged in student governance, service to the University, the community, and the profession.
    • Students participate in student governance.
    • Students actively participate in state and national professional societies.
    • Students participate in philanthropic community service

(Updated 2015-2020)

Accrediting Body and Accreditation Status


The MIRS Radiography program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The Program received an 8-year “Accredited” accreditation status in May 2020, which is the maximum duration that may be awarded. 

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304


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Program Faculty

Contact Information

Office of Academic and Student Services
Phone: (405) 271-6588
Fax: (405) 271-3120

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Robin White, M.Ed., RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Admissions Coordinator
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-0901
Phone: (405) 271-6477
Fax: (405) 271-1424