Medical Imaging Schools: Why Accreditation is Important
Attending a CAAHEP accredited ultrasound school is important. Here’s why.
Accrediting Bodies for Medical Imaging Schools
There are several accrediting bodies for medical imaging schools. Depending on which type of program you attend, here are some accrediting agencies to look for:
|Area of Specialty||Accrediting Body|
|Ultrasound Technology||Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) accredits most formal training programs.|
|Radiologic Technology||The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology accredits most formal training programs for the field.|
|Nuclear Medicine Technology||The Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology accredits most formal training programs in nuclear medicine technology.|
|Cardiovascular Technology||The Committee on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology accredits most formal training programs.|
Medical Imaging Professional Organizations
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
2745 Dallas Pkwy., Suite 350
Plano, TX 75093-8730
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
51 Monroe St., Plaza East 1
Rockville, MD 20850-2400
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
1255 Northland Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55120
Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
3558 Habersham at Northlake, Building I
Tucker, GA 30084-4009
Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologists
1850 Samuel Morse Dr.
Reston, VA 20190
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
15000 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123-3909
Cardiovascular Credentialing International
1500 Sunday Dr., Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27607
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