Offered in conjunction with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions, the medical imaging sciences degree opens the doors for students to use technology to produce images of structures within the human body.
Students must complete a three-year (24 course units) pre-professional component at Bloomfield College and a 15-month professional component at Rutgers University. Bloomfield College students who have earned 24 c.u.s by completing the General Education courses, as well as the professional courses listed, may be admitted to Rutgers University for the remaining professional courses provided they have:
• Been in residence at Bloomfield College for a minimum of 8 courses
• Achieved a minimum overall grade point average of 2.85
• Received grades of C or better in all required science and mathematics courses.
Please review the recommended sequence of courses.
What you’ll study:
Human anatomy and physiology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry.
What you can do:
Become a sonographer or radiologic or MRI technician to perform complex tests and procedures that are essential to diagnose and treat medical problems.
- Job outlook is good for medical imaging technicians. Employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, is projected to grow 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor)
- Imaging technology is in demand to replace more invasive procedures. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor)
- Medical scientists conduct the research needed to fight disease. As the world’s population becomes larger and more connected, disease will spread more easily, and the need for these professionals will only continue to grow.
You could be …
A clinical laboratory technologist: Median pay $50,930 per year. Medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue and other substances.
A medical scientist: Median pay $80,530 per year. Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health by using clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)
Maria Vogt, Ph.D.
Dr. Vogt is Professor of Chemistry. She obtained her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her specialty is Organic Chemistry and she has a minor in Biochemistry.
Between receiving her B.S. and M.S. degrees, Professor Vogt first worked as a research assistant at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the area of electron spin resonance spectroscopy (ESR). Subsequently, she worked as a Medical Technologist at Milwaukee County General Hospital, in the area of Special Chemistry.
Following completion of the Ph.D. degree, Professor Vogt spent four years as a Research (postdoctoral) Associate at the Ben May Laboratory for Cancer Research at The University of Chicago, investigating aspects of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Professor Vogt’s multiple research experiences resulted in a total of 45 scholarly, reviewed publications in journals including “Synthesis,” “Journal of Organic Chemistry,” “Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences,” “Cancer Research,” “Zeitschrift fuer Naturforschung”, and “Organic Synthesis,” among others.
After completion of the postdoctoral studies, Professor Vogt obtained a faculty position at Rutgers University Newark. Rutgers’ focus was on research, rather than teaching, resulting in her arrival at Bloomfield College.
At Bloomfield College, Professor Vogt teaches a number of courses. These include seminar classes, Organic Chemistry lectures/laboratories, Biochemistry lecture/laboratory, and the chemistry course required of nursing majors. After many years in research, her focus has turned towards providing the best possible education in the classroom. She feels it is impossible to do two things very well. One can either be an excellent researcher or an excellent pedagogue. Professor Vogt prefers to be in that “pedagogue” category.
At the College, Professor Vogt has sponsored numerous undergraduate research projects. Her areas of interest include instrumentation and method development of experiments to incorporate into the undergraduate laboratory experience. Her students have participated in numerous poster sessions and have obtained scholarships from the American Chemical Society and the Independent College Fund of New Jersey.
Professor Vogt spends a lot of her time teaching and helping students. Her office has been called “Grand Central Station.” She advises many science majors, including the chemistry, Preprofessional (medical, dental, podiatry, physical therapy, physician assistant, pharmacy), Allied Health Technologies, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Imaging Science, etc. majors. However, she does have a life outside of the College. She and her husband love to travel. Favorites include Montana (in the summer) and Florida (in the winter). Travel generally does not include “touristy” activities. With her husband, she has been into mines, collected fossils/minerals, gone horseback riding and visited ghost towns, just to name a few. Her favorite memories include snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park and a visit to the Corning Museum in the Finger Lakes region of New York. When at home, her major interest is in “fussy plants.” She loves orchids and treating them with benign neglect to get them to rebloom.