Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technologists are integral members of healthcare teams at hospitals and clinics. Their job includes taking X-rays, which physicians use to diagnose and detect injury and disease in patients.

Why Choose Radiologic Technology?

Radiologic technology is a rewarding field for students who have an interest in allied health and medical science, and a desire to help people. It is also a rapidly growing field. As the baby boom generation ages, there is a continuing need for radiologic technologists.

There are many different uses for X-rays which include, but are not limited to:

  • Fluoroscopy: an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the interior of an object.
  • Mammography: low-energy X-rays as a cancer screening tool for the human breast.
  • Computed tomography (CAT Scan): computer-processed combinations of many X-ray images taken from different angles to produce virtual “sections” of specific areas of the body
  • Cardiovascular imaging: a minimally invasive procedure to access the coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart using a catheter and x-rays simultaneously. It is performed for both diagnostic and interventional (treatment) purposes.

The Classes

In addition to the core academic and clinical fundamentals, our program includes a concentration in health care administration. In this concentration, you will take courses in:

  • hospital management
  • accounting
  • marketing essentials
  • organizational psychology

You will gain excellent administrative skills. When you graduate, you will be prepared to climb the career ladder in education, administration, sales or technical representation in the industry.

The Faculty

You will learn from professors who have extensive clinical experience. They will share their personal experiences, and engage with you in and out of the classroom.

What Will You Learn?

You will learn how to:

  • Work as a contributing member of the healthcare team
  • Produce diagnostic radiographs by performing organ-imaging procedures
  • Position the patient and instrumentation for specific imaging procedures
  • Apply radiation to patients in a safe manner
  • Acquire computer data to enhance image quality and perform quality control tests

Gain practical experience with real patients as part of a team. Our program includes 16 credits — about 275 days worth — of clinical experience in one of our top-rated hospital affiliates in the New York City metro area:

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • New York Presbyterian - Cornell Medical Center
  • Hospital for Special Surgery

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What Will You Do?

The program trains you to become a radiation technologist. Upon graduation you will be prepared to take on a full-time position.