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Radiologic Technology

Technician Taking Patient's X-Ray1,800 Hours
Diploma Program
Day (16 months)

HEGIS Code 5207.00
Radiologic Technologies (X-Ray)
Levittown Campus Only

Associate Degree Required

Hunter Business School’s Radiologic Technology program provides the graduate with the knowledge, skills, training, and attitudes needed to function as a radiologic technologist.

The radiologic technologist uses radiation to produce images of various parts of the body to aid in the detection of injury or disease. Other terms used for this profession include x-ray technician and x-ray technologist.

The Radiologic Technology diploma program is 1,800 hours in length, built across four semesters, and takes 16 months to complete.

It begins by introducing Radiologic Technology students to the fundamentals of radiologic technology. Anatomy and physiology, radiographic positioning, and an immediate introduction to the clinical arena set the foundation for the program. Patient care, radiation protection, and image analysis are incorporated into the overall educational experience.

Radiologic Technology Graduates Are Prepared

to pass The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® exam and become licensed in New York State

As the Radiologic Technology diploma program progresses, there are learning modules that expose students to a myriad of opportunities that they may pursue with their new profession. This includes a course that highlights medical imaging pathways, as well as courses in the principles and fundamentals of mammography, including the physics of mammography and image production.

Comprehensive clinical experiences are offered to supplement these classroom discussions. Ethics in the medical imaging profession are also explored. Graduates of Hunter Business School’s Radiologic Technology diploma program are eligible to sit for the exam given by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT). This examination satisfies New York State licensing requirements.

If you would like to get started in the healthcare field but have not obtained your associate degree

Hunter Business School offers our Medical Assistant program. A diploma in Medical Assisting is a great way to step into the healthcare industry and get started with your medical career.

Our Medical Assistant Program

Job Titles for Graduates of the Radiologic Technology Program

The following list includes, but is not limited to, many of the most common job titles for which this program prepares Radiologic Technology students and requires the use of the skills learned as a predominant component of the job.

  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Radiological Technologist
  • Radiology Technologist
  • Radiographer
  • Staff Technologist
  • X-Ray Technologist
  • X-Ray Tech

Semester I

    • Introduction to Radiography

      RAD101 (45 hours)

      This course provides an overview of the field of radiologic technology, including the organization of medical practice and the unique place imaging holds in the medical field. Radiologic Technology students explore the history of the medical imaging field and the critical role medical imaging plays in the health care arena. Cultural competency is explained. Safety and legal responsibilities of interacting with patients is a focus of study.

    • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I

      RAD102 (60 hours)

      Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I focuses on radiographic procedures as they relate to the skeletal system. Topics include positioning, exposure factors, film evaluation, and related anatomy of the chest, abdomen, superior and inferior extremities, and shoulder and pelvic girdles.

    • Radiographic Physics and Principles

      RAD103 (45 hours)

      In this Radiologic Technology course, students review electromagnetic radiation and electricity in order to operate radiographic equipment in a safe manner. Application of physics principles in the production of x-rays and the responsibility of producing quality radiographs with the lowest possible exposure to patients are emphasized.

    • Anatomy and Physiology

      RAD104 (90 hours)

      This Radiologic Technology class provides an in-depth study of human anatomy and physiology. The human body, the chemistry of life, and all systems are covered. Each of the systems is introduced with a general overview and then broken down to examine how they work, beginning at the cellular level. Practical exercises to demonstrate key concepts are utilized.

    • Clinical Practicum I

      RAD105 (210 hours)

      In Clinical Practicum I, students observe the basic operation of a radiologic technology department, while interacting with a multidisciplinary team involved in providing treatment and care. Radiologic Technology students are introduced to positioning, terminology, equipment, and techniques used for producing diagnostic images. Learning is achieved in direct patient care through instruction, demonstration, and direct supervision.

Semester II

    • Operational Issues and Quality Management

      RAD201 (45 hours)

      This Radiologic Technology course is designed to focus on various operational issues in medical imaging. Accreditation, continuous quality improvement, and assessment techniques are presented. Human resource issues and regulations impacting the technologist are examined.

    • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning II

      RAD202 (60 hours)

      Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning II focuses on radiographic procedures as they relate to the skeletal system. Topics include positioning, exposure factors, film evaluation, and a review of related anatomy of the chest, abdomen, superior and inferior extremities, and shoulder and pelvic girdles.

      Additionally, positioning, exposure factors, and film evaluation of related anatomy of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines, sacrum and coccyx, and the urinary system are introduced.

    • Human Sectional Anatomy and Pathophysiology

      RAD203 (75 hours)

      In this Radiologic Technology class, sectional anatomy using computed tomography and magnetic resonance images are presented. The Radiologic Technology course also studies changes that occur with disease and injury and their appearance on these images.

    • Radiation Biology and Patient Protection

      RAD204 (60 hours)

      This Radiologic Technology course covers the principles of cell response to radiation. Topics covered include the development of radiation science, effects of whole body exposure, and radiation protection dosage guidelines.

    • Clinical Practicum II

      RAD205 (210 hours)

      Clinical Practicum II focuses on radiographic procedures as they relate to the skeletal system. Topics include positioning, exposure factors, film evaluation, and related anatomy of the chest, abdomen, superior and inferior extremities, bony thorax/sternum and ribs, and shoulder and pelvic girdles.

Semester III

    • Patient Care in Radiologic Technology

      RAD301 (45 hours)

      This Radiologic Technology course highlights the responsibilities of caring for patients who require medical imaging procedures. Communicating with patients and their families, and maintaining confidentiality of information associated with the patient, are explored. How to manage compromised patients, including pediatric patients, is an area of focus.

      Included are exercises to give Radiologic Technology students hands-on practice in the proper mechanics of transferring patients physically from stretchers and wheelchairs to the x-ray table and back. There is information given on how to behave in an emergency or code situation.

    • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning III

      RAD302 (60 hours)

      Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning III focuses on radiographic procedures as they relate to the skeletal system. Topics include positioning, exposure factors, film evaluation, and a review of related anatomy of the chest, abdomen, superior and inferior extremities, and shoulder and pelvic girdles.

      Additionally, positioning, exposure factors, film evaluation of related anatomy of the cranium, facial bones, paranasal sinuses, biliary tract, and upper and lower gastrointestinal systems are introduced.

    • Radiographic Quality and Assessment

      RAD303 (45 hours)

      This course provides basic knowledge regarding the importance of a quality assurance program in a radiologic technology department. Quality control tests are performed on radiographic exposure and film development equipment. The relationship between health care professionals and patients, with a focus on the responsibility and obligation to produce excellent diagnostic images, is discussed.

    • Computer Science Applications for Radiologic Technology

      RAD304 (45 hours)

      Radiologic Technology students are exposed to lectures and demonstrations of various topics that encourage proficiency in computer science applications as they relate to the medical imaging field, with hands-on application of skills.

      Students’ time during the Radiologic Technology course is allocated among a set of interrelated activities, including lectures and class discussions, group preparation of in-class assignments, independent reading, research of learning resource system materials (library usage, web searches, etc.), and exam preparation. Competency may be achieved through role playing and written and oral communication.

    • Principles and Fundamentals of Mammography

      RAD305 (45 hours)

      This Radiologic Technology course provides an overview of the field of mammography, including the history of this imaging modality and the unique place mammography holds in the medical field. Radiologic Technology students explore the history of mammography and the critical role it plays in the health care arena. Cultural competency is explained. Safety and legal responsibilities of interacting with patients is a focus of study.

    • Clinical Practicum III

      RAD306 (210 hours)

      Clinical Practicum III focuses on radiographic procedures as they relate to the skeletal system. Topics include positioning, exposure factors, film evaluation, and related anatomy of the cranium, facial bones, paranasal sinuses, biliary tract, and upper and lower gastrointestinal systems.

Semester IV

    • Specialization in Radiologic Technology

      RAD401 (45 hours)

      This survey course is designed to introduce students to specializations that exist in the imaging field. Modalities in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiovascular technology, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, mobile radiography, radiographic tomography, and mammography are reviewed.

    • Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning IV

      RAD402 (60 hours)

      This course focuses on radiographic procedures as they relate to the skeletal system. Topics include positioning, exposure factors, film evaluation, and a review of related anatomy of the chest, abdomen, superior and inferior extremities, and shoulder and pelvic girdles.

      Additionally, positioning, exposure factors, and film evaluation of related anatomy of these special procedures are a focus: trauma; mobile, surgical, pediatric, and interventional radiography; angiography; computed tomography, mammography; and diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.

    • Ethics and Legal Implications in Radiologic Technology

      RAD403 (45 hours)

      Covered in this Radiologic Technology course is the critical role that ethics plays in the medical imaging arena. Legal implications of working with patients, and sensitive, protected information is also a focus. The information that is foundational for HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and the reasons behind the creation of the laws intended to protect the rights of patients are discussed in depth.

    • Physics of Mammography/Image Production

      RAD404 (45 hours)

      Radiologic Technology students review the physics that produce the images associated with mammography. Application of physics principles in the production of mammographic images and the responsibility of producing quality radiographic images with the lowest possible exposure to patients are emphasized.

    • Registry Review

      RAD405 (45 hours)

      Registry Review includes lectures and demonstrations of various topics that comprehensively review all in-class and clinical site areas of study that have been covered throughout the program. The intent is to prepare Radiologic Technology students to be successful in passing The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® exam and become fully licensed in New York State.

      There is also a strong focus on career planning and avenues that are available in the medical imaging field beyond basic registration and licensing.

    • Clinical Practicum IV

      RAD406 (210 hours)

      Clinical Practicum IV focuses on radiographic procedures as they relate to the skeletal system. Topics include positioning, exposure factors, film evaluation, and related anatomy of the procedures associated with the urinary system; venipuncture; trauma; mobile, surgical, and pediatric radiography; angiography; computed tomography; mammography; special and interventional procedures; and diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.