Radiologic Technology and MRI

Program Features

The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology is a two-year degree that includes an optional bachelor's degree with a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) concentration or a business minor. Students study under a registered radiologic technologist and develop the skills needed to produce quality images of human tissues, organs, bones and vessels using imaging equipment in an integrated plan of classroom, laboratory and clinical training.

Curriculum

The sample course sequence below illustrates class offerings for the Radiologic Technology and MRI major. Consult the official Xavier University course catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Radiologic Technology and MRI major at Xavier:

* indicates clinical days (M-F) in the morning at hospital sites
** indicates clinical days (T/TH) at hospital sites
*** indicates clinical days (M-F) at hospital sites
**** indicates clinical days (M/W/F) at hospital sites

Pre-Fall

  • RADT 150: Medical Terminology............ 1cr.
  • RADT 152: Patient Care in Radiography............ 1cr.
  • RADT 161: Radiographic Practicum *............ 0cr.

Fall

  • RADT 154: Ethics and Law for Radiographers............ 1cr.
  • RADT 170: Principles of Radiographic Exposure I............ 2cr.
  • BIOL 140: Anatomy and Physiology I............ 3cr.
  • BIOL 141: Anatomy and Physiology I Lab............ 1cr.
  • MATH (must be higher than Math 105)............ 3cr.
  • PSYC 101: General Psychology or SOCI 101: Intro to Sociology............ 3cr.
  • RADT 161: Radiographic Practicum I **............ 1cr.
  • RADT 160: Radiographic Procedures I **............ 2cr.

Spring

  • RADT 172: Principles of Radiographic Exposure II............ 2cr.
  • RADT 180: Radiation Protection and Biology............ 2cr.
  • BIOL 142: Anatomy and Physiology II............ 3cr.
  • BIOL 143: Anatomy and Physiology II Lab............ 1cr.
  • ENGL 101: English Composition............ 3cr.
  • PSYC 101: General Psychology or SOCI 101: Intro to Sociology (if needed)............ 3cr.
  • RADT 160: Radiographic Procedures II **............ 2cr.
  • RADT 161: Radiographic Practicum II **............ 1cr.

Summer

  • COMM 101: Oral Communications............ 3cr.
  • THEO 111: Theology Foundations............ 3cr.
  • RADT 165: Radiographic Practicum III ***............ 3cr.

Fall

  • RADT 270: Principles of Radiographic Exposure III............ 2cr.
  • RADT 250: General Radiography............ 2cr.
  • RADT 260: Special Procedures............ 2cr.
  • RADT 272: Intro to Computer Tomography............ 1cr.
  • RADT 200: Digital Imaging............ 1cr.
  • History Core............ 3cr.
  • RADIT 261: Radiography Practicum IV ****............ 2cr.

Spring

  • RADT 262: Pharmacology and Drug Admin............ 1cr.
  • RADT 292: Imaging Equipment and Processing............ 2cr.
  • RADT 294: Radiographic Sec. Anatomy............ 2cr.
  • RADT 280: Pathology............ 2cr.
  • RADT 325: Radiographic Capstone............ 1cr.
  • PHIL 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy............ 3cr.
  • RADT 263: Radiographic Practicum V ****............ 2cr.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that's both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Radiologic Technology major at Xavier:

Patient Care in Radiography (RADT 152) - Basic patient care, communication skills, professional ethics, emergency procedures and isolation techniques.

Ethics and Law in Radiography (RADT 154) - This course will provide students with a fundamental background in ethics as well as elements of ethical and professional behavior. Students will be introduced to legal terminology, principles, and professional organizations.

Radiation Protection and Biology (RADT 180) - How to use ionizing radiation in a safe and prudent manner, maximum permissible doses, effects of ionizing radiation on living tissue.

Digital Imaging (RADT 200) - To advance students' knowledge of how computers are used in radiology to form images. Students are introduced to the components and operations of digital imaging equipment. Student must have completed all first year Radiologic Technology courses prior to taking this course.

Radiographic Sectional Anatomy (RADT 294) - Gross sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and vertebral column as they appear on diagrams, computed tomography and magnetic resonance scans.

Clubs

Part of the college experience is reading, writing and studying for exams. The other part? Whatever students want it to be. Xavier has more than 160 clubs—everything from fencing to football, theater to community service.

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Outcomes

100% of Xavier's Radiologic Technology and MRI graduates are working, volunteering or in graduate school within one year of graduation.

Top Jobs: Diagnostic Radiology (x-ray), Cardiovascular Studies, Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Department Manager, Sales

Top Companies: TriHealth-Good Samaritan Hospital, TriHealth-Outpatient Imaging (Western Ridge and Glenway), TriHealth Group Health, Mercy West Hospital, Christ Hospital, Beacon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Xavier is ranked #1 for its excellent academic reputation among top competitors in the region. Students get the most out of their education, from rigorous classroom studies to experiential learning in the real world.

MRI Concentration

Students who add an MRI concentration earn a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and are prepared to take the ARRT advanced exam, putting them on the fast track to perform advanced procedures.


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Internship Opportunities

Students work with Xavier's five affiliate hospitals to gain hands-on experience in radiography, magnetic imaging, trauma and special procedures.


Hospital Partners

Accreditation

The Xavier Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).


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Radiologic Technology and MRI Major at Xavier University

Radiologic Technology is a 21-month full-time classroom and clinical program at Xavier University that prepares students to be professional radiologic technologists working in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other health-care facilities. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive an Associate of Science degree and are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification examination. Students may add a concentration in Magnetic Resonance Imaging to gain advanced skills and earn a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree.

Xavier University's College of Professional Sciences prepares undergraduate and graduate students intellectually, morally and spiritually for careers and professions of service. CPS challenges students to strive for academic excellence and life-long learning through promoting collaboration and community partnerships, and incorporating research, scholarship and innovation.

Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. It has been ranked among the top 10 master's-level universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past two decades. The Princeton Review names it one of the "Best 385 Colleges in America."