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Radiologic Science

If you've ever had an X-ray, you've met a radiologic technologist. Students learn to perform diagnostic imaging exams, and create detailed images of internal body structures in order to diagnose disease.

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Winter Term Begins
01/06/20


 

Program


What you will learn

Radiologic Science prepares the future radiologic technologist with a wide range of skills in general radiography along with mobile and surgical radiography, and fluoroscopy. The program also provides an opportunity for students to receive didactic certifications in advanced imaging modalities such as Computed Radiography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography (M), and Interventional Radiography (IR).

Obtaining an Oregon Tech Radiologic Science degree will give you extensive training in communication skills and business practices to be eligible to take the radiography examination, administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Those who gain registration may pursue post primary certifications in areas such as Interventional Radiography, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Mammography.

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Focus areas and modalities of your choosing


Radiologic science students are required to take courses in primary (radiology) and post-primary imaging modalities (MRI, CT, mammography, and interventional radiography). Courses include laboratory exercises using energized x-ray machines using film-screen, computed radiography (CR), and digital radiography (DR) image capture systems for both general radiography and many of the post primary modalities, while others such as CT and MRI utilize simulation equipment.

Select a modality: 

Clinical Practice

The final year within Radiologic Science involves an 11-month, full-time externship at one of our affiliate healthcare facilities under the supervision of a clinical instructor. Upon successful completion of the externship year, imaging students will be eligible to sit for the professional registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

Oregon Tech offers:

  • Full time clinical practice during senior year.
  • On-campus lab is extensive and utilizes energized x-ray equipment.
  • Faculty members are directly involved in the hands-on imaging/learning opportunities during the on-campus courses
  • Simulation labs in each of the post-primary modalities
  • Clinical observations at local healthcare facilities
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio resulting in high engagement and learning opportunities
  • Certifications offered in post-primary specialties such as MRI, mammography, CT, and interventional radiography.

Careers


Oregon Tech gives students appropriate experience, supervision, education and industry experience to be competitive in a field with a high demand for bachelor’s degree prepared medical imaging professionals. Oregon Tech graduates have excellent opportunities for employment in hospitals, clinics, private practice and state and federal agencies. By 2026 this field is expected to employ 13% more people than currently in the workforce, which is faster than average growth. (bls.gov, August 2018)

Some of our externship locations and employers include:

  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Wyoming
  • Washington

“My experience with OIT graduates has been very positive over the years. I have worked for and alongside your alumni, and currently employ 2 of your graduates.”

Dexter Tucker
Director of Clinical Operations, Imaging Associates

Graduate Success
Among all Oregon Tech degrees 2016-2018

Employed: 90%
Continuing Education: 7%
Success Rate: 97%
Starting Median Salary: $60,000
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Courses


Radiologic Science is a degree within the Medical Imaging Technology (MIT) department. Each degree under MIT requires prerequisite courses before admittance into the degree program. During this time, students are listed as Pre-Medical Imaging Technology (Pre-MIT) students. Admittance to the Oregon Tech Pre-MIT Program does not mean the student has been accepted into a specific MIT program.

Courses include laboratory exercises using energized x-ray machines, use of a variety of test equipment, and rotations through the radiography department at Sky Lakes Medical Center, which is across the street from the campus.

Radiologic Science curriculum includes:

  • Imaging Techniques
  • Radiation Physics
  • Padiographic Positioning
  • Patient Care
  • Contrast Media and Fluoroscopy
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Interventional Radiography
  • Mammography
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