Lifespan School of Medical Imaging

Important Requirement for Medical Imaging Students

A complete COVID series plus booster dose as well as an influenza vaccination is required prior to acceptance into a Lifespan medical imaging program. 

Lifespan School of Medical Imaging Programs

Lifespan School of Medical Imaging has partnered with Rhode Island College (RIC) for a bachelor of science degree in medical imaging. The college offers a comprehensive didactic and clinical education for four primary concentrations with additional secondary concentrations for eligible, registered technologists. 

Throughout the academic program, experienced Lifespan and neighboring community professionals work with students in both the classroom and clinical setting using the latest technology and incorporating best practices for a full education in this essential area of healthcare.

Mission Statement

The mission of Lifespan School of Medical Imaging is to work collaboratively with technologists and other healthcare professionals to prepare students with entry level employment skills to meet the needs of the community. The school offers a variety of clinical settings to diversify and enhance student learning and networking in its communities of interest.

Articulation Agreement

Lifespan School of Medical Imaging has a formal articulation agreement with Rhode Island College. Students accepted into any medical imaging program are Rhode Island College students.

Primary Concentrations

To be considered for entry into one of the clinical education programs, qualified Rhode Island College students who have completed their pre-clinical required courses can apply to one of the primary concentrations offered by the Lifespan School of Medical Imaging where, upon acceptance, they will enter the clinical program for an additional 20 months to complete their bachelor of science degree and become eligible for certification.


Admission to the Lifespan School of Medical Imaging is competitive and is not guaranteed by applying. Applicants will be required to complete a personal interview and essay submission.

Applicants are required to obtain a minimum of 60 on the test of essential academic skills exam (TEAS Exam) and must have an overall GPA of 2.7, including all college coursework, with minimum grades of C (74) or better in these pre-clinical required courses:

  • General biology (with lab)
  • Human anatomy (with lab)
  • Human physiology (with lab)
  • General chemistry (with lab) (one semester) 
  • Introductory physics (with lab) (must be taken at RIC) 
  • Pre-calculus mathematics
  • Orientation to medical imaging (must be taken at RIC)

For more information, visit the Rhode Island College website or contact the program’s faculty advisor Eric Hall, PhD, at [email protected]. Transfer or second-degree students are encouraged to send Dr. Hall unofficial copies of their transcripts so that previous coursework can be attributed to this program.

Applications to the primary concentrations are accepted from April 1 to May 15.

Secondary Concentrations

The Lifespan School of Medical Imaging offers post-primary didactic and clinical education in computed tomography (CT) and mammography for eligible, currently registered technologists. For questions about medical imaging programs, contact [email protected].

Student Handbook

Our student handbook includes comprehensive information about the program.

Lifespan School of Medical Imaging Student Handbook

Online version

PDF version

Academic Calendar 2023-2024

Please note, this schedule is subject to change.

Download the Calendar (PDF)

Stuents at the Lifespan School of Medical Imaging

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 401-606-8531

Fax: 401-606-8532

(Note: This fax number is for the school. Do not fax patient information to this number.)