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Learn more about Interventional Radiography.

Interventional radiography is a highly specialized branch of radiology. An interventional radiographer works side-by-side with radiologists and cardiologists to perform minimally invasive procedures on the heart, vascular system and almost every organ system in the human body. These procedures include both routine angiographic imaging studies and cutting-edge therapeutic interventions.


Program Description

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning! The Cox College Interventional Radiography Program is completed online over 12 months in just 3 semesters. Students are prepared for 2 ARRT registries: Vascular-Interventional Radiography (VI) and Cardiac Interventional Radiography (CI). All courses in the IR program can be transferred to the Cox College Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging degree program. All students entering the IR program receive 64 transfer credits toward the BSDI and 40 credit hours for completing the program.

The program is designed to meet the specific needs of all prospective students, including practicing technologists.

  • All courses may be applied towards ARRT continuing education requirements (48 C.E.’s per 3 credit hour course)
  • The program fulfills ARRT “structured education” requirements
  • Unregistered technologists practicing in Interventional Radiography may opt out of the clinical components of the program and complete didactic-only courses in preparation for the CI and/or VI registries
  • An extensive registry review course is available in the program


Clinical Sites

Students have availability of pre-arranged clinical sites in Missouri, or you may contact the program adviser ( with questions regarding alternative clinical sites outside of Missouri.


Application and Admissions

Admission Deadline: April 1st
Interviews: April 1st – April 15th
Decisions Mailed: April 15th – April 30th


To apply to the Cox College Interventional Radiography Program, the applicant must:

  • Complete the Cox College undergraduate application and check “Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging”
  • Download and submit the Specialty Diagnostic Imaging program application
  • Download and submit the Clinical Affiliate Request form if requesting a clinical site outside of the CoxHealth system
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in an imaging program.
  • Be a registered radiologic technologist or registry-eligible with successful completion of the ARRT radiologic technology registry prior to the program start date or unrestricted license.
  • Refer to the program application for additional documents required


Tuition and Fees

Beginning Fall 2013 all specialty imaging programs are offered through the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (BSDI) degree program.  Current tuition and fees information is available here. For additional tuition pricing and scholarship information, please contact the Bursar’s office.


Program Contacts

Michelle Masengill, M.Ed.

Chair & Assistant Professor

Ph: (417) 269-3063 / Rm: 339

Joelene Powell, MOL

Assistant Professor

Ph: 417-269-8669 / Rm: 337

Tad Morris, MS

Assistant Professor

Office: (417) 269-1074 / Rm: 335

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