Medical Imaging Program
Our accredited radiologic technology program will train you to provide high quality radiographic health care to the community.
Through a combination of radiography class work and clinical experience, and under the supervision of professional radiographers and dedicated faculty, you will learn routine radiography, trauma radiography, fluoroscopy, mammography and tomography, with the option to take elective rotations in nuclear medicine, ultrasound, angiography, computerized tomography (CT) cardiac catheterization, MRI and bone densitometry.
An associate's degree is now the minimum required for the profession and NYSCAS's Medical Imaging Sciences program (formerly Harlem Hospital School of Radiologic Technology) offers an associate's, as well a general certificate, for those who already have a degree and would like to become certified radiologic technologists.
All students meeting the program's graduation requirements will be eligible to take the National Registry Examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon successfully completing ARRT examination, the student will also receive a New York State license to practice radiography in the State of New York.
Please note, you cannot sit for the licensing exam and hold a license without a minimum of an associate's degree. If you are in a certificate program, you must have an associate's degree prior to entering the program, or obtain one after completing the program, in order to sit for radiographic licensure.
You will be taking classes at NYSCAS's Manhattan campus and at The Harlem Hospital Center. Clinical education takes place in the Department of Radiology at Metropolitan Hospital Center, Kings County Hospital Center, Elmhurst Hospital Center, and North Central Bronx Hospital.
The following criteria must be adhered to in all Radiologic Technology courses in order to receive a satisfactory performance evaluation.
- Adhere to our Medical Imaging program policies.
- Adhere to the student role as outlined by our Medical Imagining student handbook.
- Adhere to the ARRT Code of Ethics for radiographers.
- Dress appropriately in accordance with the our uniform code, as outlined in the Medical Imaging student handbook.
- Maintain patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA PL 104-191)
- Demonstrate compliance for patient privacy and individual rights as outlined in the patient’s Bill of Rights.
- Deliver optimum care in a non-discriminatory manner.
- Document all services provided using proper English (verbal and written).
- Report immediately, any errors of omission/commission to the proper authorities.
- Be punctual in reporting to the institution and assigned clinical affiliate as well as in submitting assignments.
- Adhere to OSHA regulation while in attendance at the clinical affiliate.
- Demonstrate physical, cognitive, and psychomotor competence.
- Demonstrate a caring, empathic and non-selfish attitude.
- Show respect for clinical affiliate staff and avoid the use of words or body language that could be misconstrued as derogatory.
- Be physically able to perform examinations that require portable equipment to be transported to rooms or floors other than the stationary ones in the radiology department.
- Utilize the internet or radiology websites to search for information pertaining to radiology.
- Students are required to purchase specific uniforms and furnish their own transportation to and from Harlem Hospital Center and clinical affiliates (i.e. Kings County Medical Center, Elmhurst Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital Center, and North Central Bronx Hospital).
Jobs for graduate radiographers are available in hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, the military and private industries, in general radiography or a specialty, such as:
- Vascular Imaging (Special Procedures)
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Medical Sonography
- Nuclear Medicine
Once a graduate receives recognition by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), you may be employed in any state in the country. In addition, many foreign countries have reciprocal agreements with the United States and welcome American trained Radiographers. Employment opportunities for registered radiographers are available in healthcare, education, administration, research and private industry.
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New York, NY 10037
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