What You'll Learn
- Medical Imaging Techniques
- Radiation Physics
- Radiographic Positioning
- Patient Care
- Contrast Media and Fluoroscopy
- Computed Tomography
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Interventional Radiography
Radiologic Science Program Information
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.
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.
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.
An overview of common pathological conditions encountered in the clinical setting, for RDSC students.
Basic properties, sources, units of measurement, dosimetry and biological effects of radiation.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Physics and principles used in the production used in the production of magnetic resonance images and spectroscopy.