Radiography School

Schedule

During the twenty- two and a half month, the students receive didactic and supervised clinical training. The clinical component of the Radiologic Technology Program consists of practical demonstration in the use of radiographic equipment and an opportunity to participate in actual radiographic procedures under direct and indirect supervision. The Classroom and Clinical schedule is full time, forty hours per week at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. The hours vary according to the clinical rotation schedule. Day-shift rotations are from 5:30 am - 4:30 p.m. and evening rotations from 3:00p.m.-11:00 p.m. Classroom time comprises approximately eight to twelve hours per week with the remaining time apportioned to obtaining clinical experience. All schedules are posted at least one semester in advance.

Uniforms

Junior and senior students wear a specific color of scrub-style uniform. Students will be notified in advance as to what color of scrubs to purchase prior to the start of the program.

Curriculum

The Program consists of study in the following areas:

Introduction to Radiography, Medical Ethics and Law, Methods of Patient Care, Human Structure and Function, Radiographic Procedures and Positioning, Radiographic Exposure, Imaging Equipment, Radiographic Film Processing, Digital Imaging, Picture Archiving & Communication System (PACS), Evaluation of Radiographic Images, Radiation Physics, Radiation Protection and Biology, Radiographic Pathology, Quality Assurance, Fluoroscopy, Venipuncture, Pharmacology, Introduction to Computed Tomography, Contrast Administration and Clinical Education. There is also an optional course in Mammography to prepare for California state certification.

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