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  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 College Catalog

Medical Imaging - Radiography, A.S.


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The Radiologic Sciences program offers an Associate of Science Degree that is inclusive of all eligibility requirements for the entry-level American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam in Radiography. The student-focused curriculum includes professional courses in the radiologic sciences and a structured competency-based clinical education with an emphasis on liberal arts studies.

The mission of the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Program at Mount Aloysius College is to prepare students to develop values, attitudes, and competencies necessary to become entry level radiologic technologists.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Medical Imaging: Radiography the graduate will:

  1. possess the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as an entry-level radiographer.
    1. Demonstrate effective equipment operation, quality assurance, image acquisition, & technical evaluation.
    2. Synthesize knowledge & skills to demonstrate procedures correctly.
    3. Apply the principles of radiation physics, radiobiology, and radiation protection to ensure patient safety.
  2. demonstrate critical thinking skills to solve problems effectively.
    1. Analyze data for effective decision-making.
    2. Reflect on clinical performance and suggest modifications to improve clinical abilities.
  3. understand and promote professionalism.
    1. Demonstrate professional behavior by understanding and demonstrating the Code of Ethics for Radiologic technologists. 
  4. demonstrate effective communication skills.
    1. Demonstrate effective communication to others both orally and in writing.

Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences


Department Chairperson - Dr. Paula Scaramozzino, R.T. (R)(MR)

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging is designed to give students the skills needed to become tomorrow’s leaders in the field of medical imaging. Through preparation for more advanced work in specialty areas such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MR), quality management and mammography (QM/M), and ultrasonography (US), graduates are able to meet the challenges posed by advancing technology in the current health care environment. The student-focused curriculum includes a strong emphasis on liberal arts studies and professional courses in the advanced imaging modalities with a structured competency-based clinical education.

Additionally, through their development in the liberal arts, students will learn to provide patient care that is oriented and responsive, by displaying the attributes of compassion, competence and effective communication in meeting the special needs of the patient. Graduates will also learn to exercise independent judgment in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures by adapting the technical parameters of the procedure to the condition of the patient.

Upon completion of the Bachelor Degree Medical Imaging Program, graduates will:

  1. Apply global awareness of cultural and healthcare perspectives while exhibiting professional behaviors such as integrity, respect, and compassion;
  2. Participate in scholarly activities pertaining to the profession; 
  3. Use technology skills to perform specialized imaging procedures while achieving professional competencies as currently defined by their respective professions;
  4. Lead individuals and/or groups and apply basic management skills toward attainment of shared goals in organizational or professional settings to contribute to the improvement of health care delivery;
  5. Identify, analyze, and solve a variety of scientific, clinical, psychosocial and/or managerial problems to appreciate the complexity of the health care system.

Core Course Requirements


Communication/Writing


Art/English/Music/Theatre/Social Science


History/Political Science


  • HS or PS 3 Credits

Science/Math


Information Communication Technologies


Religious Studies


  • RS 3 Credits

Cultural Diversity


  • Cultural Diversity: 3 Credits

Total Credits in Core: 25 Credits


Major Course Requirements


Total Credits in Major: 38 Credits


Other Required Coursework


Total Credits for Other Coursework: 10 Credits


Total Credits for Degree: 73 Credits


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