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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 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 demonstrate application of knowledge for all radiographic procedures
  • Students will apply positioning skills on radiographic procedures
  • Students will practice safety in the clinical environment
  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills
  • Students will produce radiographic procedure’s material
  • Students will analyze radiographic images to evaluate diagnostic quality
  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior attributes
  • Students will display professional behavior during interactions in the clinical setting

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

Accreditation status: 8 years, next site visit June, 2022.

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.

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Visit the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate: number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation.

Credentialing Examination Rate by Year

Results (number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation)

Year 1 - 2020

5 of 6 - 83%

Year 2- 2019

7 of 8 - 88%

Year 3- 2018

5 of 7- 71%

Year 4- 2017

6 of 8 - 75%

Year 5- 2016

8 of 10 - 80%

Program 5-Year Average

31 of 39 - 80%

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate by Year

Results (number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation)

Year - 1 2020

6 of 6 - 100%

Year 2 - 2019

8 of 8 - 100%

Year 3- 2018

10 of 10 - 100%

Year 4- 2017

10 of 10 - 100%

Year 5- 2016

11 of 11 - 100%

Program 5-Year Average

45 of 45 - 100%

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is.

Program Completion Rate by Year

Results (number graduated divided by number started the program)

Year 1 - 2020

6 of 7

Annual Completion Rate

85.7%

  • Radiography Program Clinical Orientation Day (Professional Phase of Program)
  • Immunizations
  • Radiography Observation (Professional Phase of Program)
  • American Heart Association BLS Certification
  • Clinical Fees
    • Trajecsys Clinical Management System ($150)
    • Scrubs/Uniform ($50-$100)
    • Lead Right & Left Radiography markers ($25)
    • Cori/Background Check (CastleBranch) ($80)
    • Drug Screening (if applicable $0 fee)
    • AHA BLS fees vary
  • Clinical Internship Travel
    • Students are responsible for any travel expenses related to clinical internship rotations
 

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