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.

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 2024, 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 $58,120 in May 2015, with the highest 10% earning more than $81,660.

Radiography Program

The Radiography Program provides students with a high-quality, learner-centered environment. Students are supported by state-of–the-art academic and clinical experiences enabling them to become competent entry-level professionals in the medical imaging sciences.

For more information on the Radiography programs at MCPHS please refer to the Radiography Student Handbook.

School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics

The mission of the School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics is composed of the following principle elements:

  • To offer high quality collaborative programs to meet societal needs for qualified and competent Imaging and Therapeutics Health professionals in partnership with renowned medical institutions.
  • To educate and train Imaging and Therapeutic Health professionals to provide expert, reliable, and compassionate health care.
  • To promote the development of intellectual skills and professional attitudes and values necessary for continued learning and growth.
  • To provide opportunities for students to engage in interdisciplinary learning that demonstrates the importance of effective communication and collaboration among all professionals of the healthcare team.

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