Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technologists perform imaging – such as ordinary X-ray tests, CTs, MRIs, and mammograms – used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Radiologic technologists make up the third-largest group of health care professionals—surpassed in number only by physicians and nurses. Our accredited radiologic technology program will train you to provide high quality radiologic health care to the community. 

This program is full-time, cohort-based with a lock-step curriculum, and a fall start. It can be completed in two years, including one summer. 

What You'll Learn

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
  • tomography

And you have the option to take elective rotations in:

  • nuclear medicine
  • ultrasound
  • angiography
  • computerized tomography (CT)
  • cardiac catheterization
  • MRI
  • bone densitometry

Certification

We offer an associate's degree in Radiologic Technology, the minimum required to enter the field, a certificate for those with a previous undergraduate degree that want to be certified in radiologic technology; and an AAS completion program for those that already have a certificate in radiologic technology and would like to advance their credentials.

All students meeting the graduation requirements will be eligible to take the National Certifying Examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon successfully completing the ARRT examination, the student will also receive a New York State license to practice radiography in the State of New York.

You must have an associate’s degree to sit for the certifying exam. 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 the ARRT examination.

What Can You Do With a Radiologic Technology Degree?

You can perform diagnostic x-rays in a variety of settings and fields, that include medical facilities, private industry, and the military. Some examples are:

  • Hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, and doctor's offices where you might perform X-rays for broken bones and trauma patients.
  • Working for TSA at airports
  • Museums to authenticate paintings
  • Diamond industry to authenticate diamonds
  • Industrial x-ray that might include x-ray of pipelines to make sure there are no leaks

We offer additional post-graduate training for the specialties below, allowing you to practice in these areas:

  • Vascular Imaging (Special Procedures)
  • Computerized Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Mammography
  • Interventional Radiography & Cardiology
  • Bone Densitometry

Once you are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), you may be employed in any state in the United States. Employment opportunities for registered radiographers are available in healthcare, education, administration, research, and private industry. 

Program Details

Programs Credits Schedule Who It's For
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) 74.5 credits full-time, completed in two years HS graduates
Certificate 64.5 credits full-time, completed in two years College graduates
Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences Completion Program 24 credits flexible Certified radiographers who hold a certificate and not an associate's degree

Tuition for the Radiography Program

The A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology is a lock-step program that includes both didactic and clinical instruction. Tuition is a per semester charge and can be found on the NYSCAS tuition page.

What You Need to Apply to the Radiography Program

As part of the admission requirements you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old prior to orientation
  • Hold a High School diploma or High School Equivalency / GED
  • Take the ATI TEAS test

For all requirements and a step-by-step guide to our application, visit the admissions page.

Location

You will be taking classes at NYSCAS's Manhattan campus and at Touro's Harlem location on 125th Street. Clinical education takes place at Metropolitan Hospital Center, Kings County Hospital Center, Elmhurst Hospital Center, North Central Bronx Hospital, and other clinical affiliates throughout greater New York area.

Satisfactory Performance Requirements

The following criteria must be adhered to in all Radiologic Technology courses in order to receive a satisfactory performance evaluation.

You must:

    1. Adhere to our Medical Imaging program policies.
    2. Adhere to the student role as outlined by our Medical Imaging Policy Manual.
    3. Adhere to the ARRT Code of Ethics for radiographers.
    4. Dress appropriately in accordance with our uniform code, as outlined in the Medical Imaging Policy Manual.
    5. Maintain patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA PL 104-191)
    6. Demonstrate compliance for patient privacy and individual rights as outlined in the patient’s Bill of Rights.
    7. Deliver optimum care in a non-discriminatory manner.
    8. Document all services provided using proper English (verbal and written).
    9. Report immediately, any errors of omission/commission to the proper authorities.
    10. Be punctual in reporting to the institution and assigned clinical affiliate as well as in submitting assignments.
    11. Adhere to OSHA regulation while in attendance at the clinical affiliate.
    12. Demonstrate physical, cognitive, and psychomotor competence.
    13. Demonstrate a caring, empathic and non-selfish attitude.
    14. Show respect for clinical affiliate staff and avoid the use of words or body language that could be misconstrued as derogatory.
    15. 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.
    16. Utilize the internet or radiology websites to search for information pertaining to radiology.
    17. Students are required to purchase specific uniforms and furnish their own transportation to and from Harlem Hospital and the clinical affiliates.

Accreditation

Accreditation The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

JRCERT is recognized by the United States Department of Education to accredit educational programs in radiography therapy. The JRCERT awards accreditation to programs demonstrating substantial compliance with these standards. The Radiography Program at Touro University received an accreditation award of 8 years from JRCERT, which is the maximum accreditation length.

Current status of Accreditation: Fully Accredited

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901
Tel: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
www.jrcert.org 
mail@jrcert.org

The Radiologic Technology program is registered with the:

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection
ESP Corning Tower, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12180-2216 518-402-7570
www.health.ny.gov/

Upon completion, the student will be prepared to take the Registry Examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and recognized by the New York State Department of Health as a prerequisite for State licensure.

Contact

Stephanie Evans
230 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 939-3477
Fax: (212) 939-3479
medical.imaging@touro.edu