School of Radiologic Technology
Two Years to Your Future
Welcome to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology Program. Medical imaging professionals utilize x-rays and other energy forms to help diagnose and treat medical conditions. The medical imaging professional (radiologic technologist or radiographer) provides quality patient care while creating diagnostic images independently, assisting radiologists and other physicians in imaging the body, and operating specialized radiographic equipment.
This program is ideal for people interested in both personal interaction and a “high-tech” career. Medical imaging professionals apply their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, patient positioning, radiation protection, and image production techniques in the performance of their duties. Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for professional competence through a blend of classroom and clinical education.
Students of Lakeland Regional Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology will have the unique opportunity to complete didactic and clinical components for both Radiography and Computed Tomography (CT). The education received at LRH will allow the student to complete The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requirements for the national certification exams in both Radiography and CT in the traditional 2 year time frame.
Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
Goal 1. Students will demonstrate competence for successful practice as entry level radiographers.
- Students will utilize proper radiation practices on all exams.
- Correct technical standards will be achieved and demonstrated during procedures.
- Adequate positioning skills will be represented by students.
- Graduates will be prepared and competent in their employment.
- Employers are satisfied with entry level graduates overall performance skills.
Goal 2. Students will develop and demonstrate growth, professional ethics, and characteristics of a healthcare practitioner.
- Students will develop a strong foundation of ethical values.
- Students will demonstrate professional work ethics.
- Students understand the importance of lifelong learning.
Goal 3. Students will demonstrate abilities in effective communication with staff and patients.
- Students will be able to utilize effective oral communication in the clinical setting.
- Students will utilize effective oral communication with Radiology Department Leadership
- Students will demonstrate appropriate writing skills
Goal 4. Students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for professional practice.
- Students will be able to critique images for correct positioning and anatomy.
- Students are able to modify technique and positioning for non-routine patients.
- Students will use critical thinking skills to analyze ALARA principles. (Oral Presentation)
Program Effectiveness Data
American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Radiography Exam pass rate for 5 years
|Year||Percent passing on 1stattempt||Number of Students|
|2009||100%||11 of 11 students passed on 1stattempt|
|2010||100%||4 of 4 students passed on 1stattempt|
|2011||100%||8 of 8 students passed on 1stattempt|
|2012||100%||10 of 10 students passed on 1stattempt|
|2013||100%||4 of 4 students passed on 1stattempt|
|5 year average||100%|
The number of graduates who pass, on first attempt, the credentialing examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) compared with the number of graduates taking the examination within six months of graduation. Five year average job placement rate within 12 months of graduation
|Year||Percent job placement||Number of Students|
|2009||100%||11 of 11 students employed within 12 months of graduation|
|2010||100%||5 of 5 students employed within 6 months of graduation|
|2011||100%||8 of 8 students employed within 6 months of graduation|
|2012||100%||10 of 10 students employed within 6 months of graduation|
|2013||100%||1 not actively seeking employment4 of 4 students employed within 6 months of graduation|
|5 year average||100%|
Job Placement Rate – The number of graduates employed in Radiography within twelve months of graduation, compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. Five year average for Program completion
|Year||Percent completion||Number of Students|
|2009||92%||12 started 11 graduated|
|2010||50%||10 started 5 graduated|
|2011||80%||10 started 8 graduated|
|2012||100%||10 started 10 graduated|
|2013||63%||8 started 5 graduated|
|5 year average||78%||50 started 39 graduated|
Program Completion Rate (calculated annually) – The number of students who complete the program (after orientation) within a cohort compared to the number enrolled in the cohort initially.
The Program Effectiveness Data for Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology may also be obtained at the JRCERT website:https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx
- For more information please read our School of Radiologic Technology Brochure
- Review our Technical Performance Standards
- Application for Admission to the School of Radiologic Technology
- Download the Applicant Reference Form
- Student Handbook
- Student Observation Orientation Handbook
- Clinical Observation Form
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
- Florida Health and Human Services – Radiation Control
- Florida Society of Radiologic Technologists
For any questions you may have please e-mail Barbara.Sanders@myLRH.org.
We are fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. www.jrcert.org