Two Years to Your Future
Welcome to the Lakeland Regional Health 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.
Lakeland Regional Health is looking for individuals who are committed to caring for themselves, our team members, our patients and families and our entire community. 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 Health 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)
- Students will be able to review CT procedure orders and correlate the appropriateness criteria for patient’s pathology
Program Effectiveness Data
The Program Effectiveness Data for Lakeland Regional Health School of Radiologic Technology may also be obtained at the JRCERT website.
The LRH School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT is dedicated to excellence in education and to the quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. The JRCERT awards accreditation to programs demonstrating substantial compliance with the STANDARDS.
Questions for the JRCERT? They can be reached at:
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606
- 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 2015-2017
- 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
or call 863.687.1100, ext. 3768 or 3769
School of Radiologic Technology
Lakeland Regional Health
PO Box 95448
Lakeland, FL 33804