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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.

Career Information

http://www.asrt.org/main/careers/careers-in-radiologic-technology/career-videos
http://www.asrt.org/events-and-conferences/national-radiologic-technology-week/x-ray-vision-infographic

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

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Contact Us

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

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