A Radiologic (X-ray) Technologist is a professional responsible for the administration of ionizing radiation for diagnostic or research purposes. The radiologic technologist must integrate complex knowledge and advanced technical skills in the imaging of internal structures. Radiologic technologists apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning and radiographic technique in the performance of their duties.
Individuals interested in a radiography career must be able to communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals. The radiologic technologist must display compassion, competence and concern in order to meet the special needs of the patient. Direct contact is required when maneuvering the patient into position for various procedures. Radiography is a rewarding career that combines patient care with modern medical technology.
Students may apply for admission into the Radiologic Technology specialization after completing the Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences core curriculum requirements. Radiologic Technology is currently the only Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences specialization for which Oakland University holds the programmatic accreditation. The admission process occurs during Winter semester prior to the August start date of each year. Acceptance into the program is competitive and based on math and science grade point average, personal interview and letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to have current CPR (“Healthcare Provider”) certification through the American Heart Association. Patient contact experience, volunteering with patients and advanced course work are considered favorably in the admissions process. The didactic course work is completed at Oakland University and the supervised clinical experience in the Radiologic Technology Department at Beaumont Health.
Radiologic technology specialization professional course requirements
Students in the radiologic technology specialization must complete the following courses:
PHY 1080 - Principles of Physics I (4)
PHY 1090 - Principles of Physics II (4)
RAD 3110 - Methods of Patient Care I (2)
RAD 3310 - Radiologic Physics I (3)
RAD 3330 - Principles of Radiographic Exposure I (3)
RAD 3340 - Principles of Radiographic Exposure II (2)
RAD 3410 - Radiographic Procedures I (4)
RAD 3420 - Radiographic Procedures II (2)
RAD 3430 - Radiographic Procedures III (2)
RAD 3450 - Radiographic Image Evaluation I (2)
RAD 4070 - Radiation Biology and Protection (2)
RAD 4110 - Methods of Patient Care II (1)
RAD 4310 - Radiologic Physics II (3)
RAD 4330 - Principles of Radiographic Exposure III (2)
RAD 4340 - Principles of Radiographic Exposure IV (3)
RAD 4410 - Radiographic Procedures IV (3)
RAD 4420 - Radiographic Procedures V (3)
RAD 4440 - Medical Imaging Practices (4)
RAD 4970 - Senior Seminar (2)
RAD 4960 - Clinical Practicum I (3)
RAD 4961 - Clinical Practicum II (3)
RAD 4962 - Clinical Practicum III (3)
RAD 4963 - Clinical Practicum IV (3)
RAD 4964 - Clinical Practicum V (3)
RAD 4965 - Clinical Practicum VI (3)
Advanced Modalities for Radiologic Technologists
Professionals who are currently ARRT registered may expand on their existing knowledge in the areas of Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Mammography, in affiliation with Beaumont Health. Each course is approximately one semester (15 - 17 weeks) in length and includes 4 days of clinical and one 3 hour class day per week. Clinical hours take place on days and afternoon shifts at various Beaumont Health locations. Other clinical sites, locations and hours of attendance may be required. Clinical shifts vary based on the clinical rotation schedule, as assigned. With permission, additional clinical time may be allowed. These advanced modality courses demand a high level of student professionalism, personal commitment, and academic focus.
Students may apply for admission to one of the modality courses listed below, through the Radiologic Technology program application process. Applicants are required to hold current ARRT registration or become registered with the ARRT within two weeks after the modality course start date and they must also hold current CPR (“Healthcare Provider”) certification through the American Heart Association. Applications are accepted year round and the courses may be scheduled any semester based on the number of applicants. Acceptance into a modality course is based on previous math and science grade point average, personal interview, and letters of recommendation.
Modality Courses in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Mammography
RAD 4801 - Computed Tomography (6)
RAD 4802 - Interventional Radiology (7)
RAD 4803 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (7)
RAD 4804 - Mammography (6)