Undergraduate Program (AA)

Radiologic Technology

Study under a registered radiologic technologist and produce quality images of human tissues, organs, bones and vessels using imaging equipment. Stand out in today's job market by completing an optional bachelor's degree with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) concentration or a business minor.

Sample Four-Year Radiologic Technology Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
RADT 150: Medical Terminology (Scheduled Monday through Friday each afternoon during the month of August) 1
RADT 152: Patient Care in Radiology (Scheduled Monday through Friday each afternoon during the month of August) 1
RADT 161: Radiographic Practicum I* Scheduled Monday through Friday each morning during the month of August RADIOLOGIC TECH 154 Ethics and Law for Radiographers
RADIOLOGIC TECH 154 Ethics and Law for Radiographers 1
RADIOLOGIC TECH 170 Principles of Radiographic Exposure I 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 160 Radiographic Procedures I 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 161 Radiographic Practicum I 1
BIOLOGY 140 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOLOGY 141 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
MATH 105 Fundamentals of Math 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
RADIOLOGIC TECH 172 Principles of Radiographic Exposure II 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 180 Radiation Protection and Biology 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 162 Radiographic Procedures II 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 163 Radiographic Practicum II 1
BIOLOGY 142 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOLOGY 143 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
SOCI 101 Intro to Sociology 3
ENGLISH 101 English Composition 3
THEOLOGY 111 Theological Foundations 3
COMMUNICATIONS 101 Oral Communication 3
RADIOLOGIC TECH 163 Radiographic Practicum III Scheduled M,T,W,TH,F from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm (8 hr per day/40 hrs. a wk.). No weekend requirements. All students will also be required to complete a two (2) week rotation during this summer in the late afternoon/early evening hours (2:30 - 11 p.m). 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
RADIOLOGIC TECH 270 Principles of Radiographic Exposure III 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 250 General Radiography 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 260 Special Procedures 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 272 Intro to Computer Tomography 1
RADIOLOGIC TECH 200 Digital Imaging 1
History Core 3
PHYSICS 140 Technical Physics 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 261 Radiography Practicum IV 2
Second Semester Semester Hours
RADIOLOGIC TECH 262 Pharmacology and Drug Admin 1
RADIOLOGIC TECH 292 Imaging Equipment and Processing 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 294 Radiographic Sec. Anatomy 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 280 Pathology 2
PHILOSPHY 100 Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
PHYSICS 141 Radiation Physics 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 263 Radiographic Practicum V 2
RADIOLOGIC TECH 325 Radiographic Capstone 1
RADIOLOGIC TECH 265 Radiographic Practicum VI Tutorial (Scheduled M,T,W,TH,F - 8 hr per day/40 hrs. a wk) 1-3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

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.

100% of Xavier Radiologic Technology Majors are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

100%

of Xavier Radiologic Technology Majors are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

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OPPORTUNITIES IN CINCINNATI

You’ll get to work with Xavier's 5 affiliate hospitals to gain hands-on experience in radiography, magnetic imaging, trauma and special procedures.

MRI CONCENTRATION

Looking to stand out? Add an MRI concentration that will prepare you for the ARRT advanced exam and put you on the fast track to perform advanced procedures.

ACCREDITATION

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

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AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

10

HOSPITALS WITHIN 10 MILES OF CAMPUS

75,000+

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AFTER GRADUATION

Leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program are employed many medical fields, including

  • Radiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Lead Technologist
  • Mammography
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Department Manager

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