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Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology is the art and science of using radiation to provide images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels that comprise the human body. These images may be recorded on film or displayed on a video monitor. The radiologic technologist is responsible for the production of these images and is an essential member of the health care team. The Radiologic Technology Program is designed to provide students, who will work under the direction of a radiologist, with the essential skills needed to use ionizing radiation as a means of determining the nature of disease or injury. Students participate in classroom lectures, activities in the department's energized laboratory, and clinical experiences at affiliate hospitals. Learning approaches include the use of audio tapes, radiographic films, slides, computers, and laboratory assignments. responsible for the production of these images and is an essential member of the health care team. The Radiologic Technology Program is designed to provide students, who will work under the direction of a radiologist, with the essential skills needed to use ionizing radiation as a means of determining the nature of disease or injury. Students participate in classroom lectures, in activities in the department's energized laboratory, and in clinical experiences at affiliate hospitals. Learning approaches include the use of audio tapes, radiographic films, slides, computers, and laboratory assignments.

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Students will be required to adhere to all regulations and policies as outlined in the Radiologic Technology Student Handbook. Clinical education commences in the spring semester of the freshman year and continues through the six-semester program.

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection, and The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at Hostos Community College is to provide an educational experience that culminates in the production of a competent, professional radiologic technologist who can function effectively as a member of the health care team. The Radiologic Technology Program faculty believes that every student will be able to perform all routine radiographic procedures after completion of the program.

The Radiologic Technology Program's mission is consistent with the College's mission in that it strives to provide educational opportunities, leading to socioeconomic mobility for first and second generations Hispanics, Blacks, and other residents of New York City who have encountered significant barriers to higher education.

Program Goals and Student Outcomes:

The faculty and students of the Radiologic Technology Program consistently strive to achieve the following goals and student outcomes:

Graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform radiographic procedures competently:

  • Students will be able to position patients properly.
  • Students will be able to apply the principles of radiation protection to patients, self and other.
  • Students will be able to formulate and compute appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will be able to assess the patient's needs and provide an optimal level of patient care.

Maintain a high level of program effectiveness by graduating entry-level radiographers who will fulfill the needs of the health care community.

  • Graduates will be adequately prepared to pass the ARRT examination.
  • Graduates will find employment as radiographers within six months of program completion.
  • Graduates will report a high level of satisfaction with program.
  • Employers will report a high level of satisfaction with graduates.
  • The program will achieve a satisfactory student retention rate.

Graduate students who have the ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills to function effectively in the clinical setting.

  • Students will be able to modify routine procedures to accommodate patient conditions.
  • Students will be able to adapt exposure factors for various patient conditions.
  • Students will be able to recognize emergency conditions and initiate appropriate treatment.

Graduate students from a learning environment that encourages high ethical standards, professional development and growth:

  • Students/Graduates will demonstrate a high level of professional work ethics in the clinical setting.
  • Graduates will exhibit professional development and growth through participation in professional organizations
  • Graduates will demonstrate professional development and growth by seeking advanced degrees and/or certifications.

Graduate students who will be able to communicate effectively:

  • Students will communicate effectively with supervisors, technologist, and patients.
  • Students will communicate effectively through writing.
  • Students will communicate effectively through computers.