Radiological Sciences students

Radiologic Sciences

Radiologic Sciences


Radiography is a challenging medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis of disease by various imaging methods such as conventional x-ray, fluoroscopy, computerized tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.


Radiographers use radiation equipment to produce images of tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body, as prescribed by physicians, to assist in the diagnosis of diseases or injury. Radiographers strive to provide quality patient care and are particularly concerned with limiting radiation exposure to patients, themselves, and others. Radiographers use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to perform medical imaging procedures by adapting variable technical parameters of the procedure to the condition of the patient.

RADSC mission and vision statements and program philosophy, goals, and student learning outcomes.

Mission Statement

The mission of the radiologic science program is to continue to provide excellence in education in radiologic science (radiography) by providing students with a diverse clinical and academic background in radiography, thereby meeting the challenges of today's entry level radiographer.

Vision Statement

The vision of the radiologic science program is to maintain and continuously improve upon its leadership in radiologic technology education, create opportunities and access for individuals to attend and continue high quality advanced degree and certificate programs in radiological sciences.

Program Philosophy

Radiologic Technology is an art and science based upon principles and techniques which are utilized by members of the profession in meeting the needs of patients while carrying out specific responsibilities within a multicultural medical environment.

Learning is a continuous process of assimilation of knowledge and progressive development of the student towards pre-established goals.  Learning is dependent upon the readiness, motivation and active participation of the student, the student's self-determined goals, and progress toward these goals.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be taught the necessary knowledge and skills to: 

Goal 1:  Communicate effectively in the clinical setting
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will use effective oral communication skills.
Students will practice written communication skills.

Goal 2:  Demonstrate clinical competence consistent with an entry level radiographer
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will apply radiographic positioning skills.
Students will select appropriate technical factors.
Students will practice radiation protection.

Goal 3:  Gain an awareness of the importance of professional growth and development
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will develop an understanding of the importance of continuedprofessional development.
Students will gain knowledge of new advancements in the field of medical imaging.                                                               

Goal 4:  Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will adequately perform age appropriate patient care.
Students will exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.
Students will successfully complete Trauma and Multi-case competencies.

Revised 7/25/2013