Medical imaging is a vital component of the health care system. As a medical imaging professional, the radiologic technologist (or radiographer) employs x-rays and other forms of energy to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury.
Our four-year program leads to a certificate of completion in Radiologic Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science. The curriculum consists of basic science and math, general education including humanities, arts, and social sciences; and professional radiography core courses. Students are able to practice various radiographic procedures and techniques within our fully energized x-ray laboratory. Beginning in the second year and concurrent with didactic course requirements, our students complete clinical rotations at our local affiliate institutions. This "hands-on" experience occurs under the supervision of practicing medical imaging professionals and affords students the opportunity to clinically apply what they've learned in the classroom and lab.
By the end of the third year, our students typically have completed all of the radiography courses and the requirements for the Associate of Science degree in Health Science. Once clinical competence of a pre-determined list of radiographic procedures has been demonstrated, eligible students take a national examination in Radiography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Successful completion of this exam provides the Radiography credential required to become a practicing x-ray technologist.
During their fourth year, students fulfill the requirements of the baccalaureate degree, preparing them to take a leadership role in health care and society through an undergraduate concentration in management, education, communication, computer science or advanced science and medicine. Students also may choose to specialize in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), or Ultrasound (US) during their fourth year.
Imaging technologists who are already ARRT-credentialed may be eligible to apply to the CT, MRI, or Ultrasound certificate programs. Please contact Clinical Director of CT/MRI/US, Dr. Gerard Buffo at 860.768.5207 to discuss your interest.
Program Mission, Goals, and Learning Outcomes
Accreditation: The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-2901 - t.312.704.5300. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our program is required to comply with the JRCERT Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography. For additional information regarding accreditation see JRCERT.
The phantom proves to be a model patient for rad tech students in training.