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Radiography

Part science, part art.

X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans show physicians what’s going on inside patients’ bodies. And you’re responsible for capturing clear images. On a given day, you could be in the OR taking x-rays during surgery. Dealing with real-life emergencies in the ER. Or working in a diagnostic room to help doctors diagnose everything from broken bones to cancerous tumors. All while making patients feel comfortable and cared for.

Become a highly skilled radiologic technologist.

Working with the technology in our labs and patients in our clinical rotations, you’ll learn to use ionizing radiation to create two-dimensional images of tissue, organs, bones and vessels to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease. You’ll work closely with a team of professionals to deliver expert, reliable and compassionate healthcare.

Questions about our radiography programs? Connect with our Boston Admission Office at 617.879.5964.

Modern Facilities

Our “energized” radiography laboratory features digital imaging equipment comparable to modern healthcare facilities for true-to-life experiences, including simulating examinations on a body phantom using a General Electric Proteus XR, a radiographic unit integrated with a Fuji SmartCR reader for distributed digital imaging applications.

Prestigious Affiliations

Partnerships with premier medical institutions enable students to gain exposure and experience in leading healthcare institutions.

Clinical Experience

Second- and third-year courses include professional course work and Radiology internships to expand their skills. Hands-on opportunities at some of the most prestigious medical facilities in the world, like Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Tuft’s Medical Center, provide a range of diverse and enriching learning experiences.

Accelerated Programs

In the full-time accelerated Bachelor of Science in Radiography program, students can earn a bachelor’s degree in just 32 months. Fast Track students can earn their bachelor's degree in 20 months.

A field of growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for radiologic technologists is expected to grow 9% by 2028, a faster rate than many other occupations. As the American population ages, there is expected to be an increase in medical conditions that require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses.

Well-prepared

With innovative training and clinical internship opportunities in New England's premier healthcare institutions, our graduates are extremely well prepared to enter a career as radiologic technologists. The program offered for the radiography major is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Graduating students eligible to apply for certification through examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Well-paid

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for radiologic technologists was $59,520 in May 2018, with the highest 10% earning more than $86,350.

Mission Statement

The MCPHS University Radiography Program provides students with a high quality, learner-centered environment. Students receive state-of-the-art academic and clinical experiences enabling them to become competent entry-level Radiologic Science professionals who are:

  • Clinically competent in the performance of radiographic exams stipulated within the Clinical Competency Requirements of the American Registry of Radiological Technologist'
  • Provider of safe, ethical and compassionate patient care in their practice
  • Effective communicators
  • Radiologic Science Professionals who demonstrate a critical thinking based, scientifically founded, problem solving approach in their practice

Program Goals

  • Program graduates will be clinically competent entry-level radiographers
  • Program graduates will communicate effectively
  • Program graduates will utilized problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Program graduates will demonstrate professional behavior

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to perform routine examinations.
  • Students will be able to properly identify radiographic anatomy and critique image quality.
  • Students will be able to apply appropriate radiation protection principles within the clinical setting.
  • Students will be able to explain procedures to patients in understandable terms.
  • Students will be able to communicate clearly in written forms of communication.
  • Students will be able to communicate and interact with other health professionals.
  • Students will be able to accurately manipulate technical factors to compensate for patient condition.
  • Students will be able to modify radiographic examinations in non-routine situations.
  • Students will behave in a professional manner.
  • Students will be able to differentiate between ethical and unethical behaviors and conduct themselves according to professional ethics.
  • Students will demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.

The radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Contact Information:

JCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Email: mail@jrcert.org
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304

To make the JRCERT aware of non-compliance of the JRCERT standards, please go to http://www.jrcert.org/contact.

Credentialing Examination (ARRT) First-Time Pass Rate

Year Success Rate Number of Students
Class of 2018 71% 5 of 7
Class of 2017 75% 6 of 8
Class of 2016 80% 8 of 10
Class of 2015 100% 6 of 6
Class of 2014 86% 12 of 14
5 Year Average for First-Time Examinees 82% 37 of 45

 *Pass rates are based on first-time passing scores of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists within the first 6 months of graduation

Program Completion Rates

Year Percent Completed Number of Students
Class of 2018 100% 10 of 10
Class of 2017 100% 12 of 12
Class of 2016 100% 13 of 13
Class of 2015 85% 6 of 7
Class of 2014 93% 14 of 15
5 Year Average Program Completion Rate 96% 55 of 57

Job Placement Rates for the Last Five Years

Year Percent Job
Placement Rate
Number of Students Within 1 Year
Class of 2018 100% 10 of 10 students
Class of 2017 100% 10 of 10 students

Class of 2016

100%

11 of 11 students
Class of 2015 100% 6 of 6 students
Class of 2014 100% 11 of 11 students
5 Year Average Job Placement Rates 100% 48 of 48