Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, B.S., Specialization in Radiologic Technology

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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.

Admission to clinical specialization internship

To be accepted in a clinical specialization internship, students must submit a formal application. Application for the radiologic technology internship program is processed in the winter semester of the sophomore year (or winter semester following completion of the Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences core curriculum) prior to the August start date of each year.   Acceptance into the program is competitive and based on the prerequisite math and science grade point average, personal interview, entrance exam score, 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 Departments at various Beaumont Health locations.

It is recommended that students have at least a 3.00 overall GPA. Students with lower grade point averages may be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory completion of appropriate fall semester, junior-year course work. Students should check the clinical program’s website for exact application dates.

Grade point policy

Students in the radiologic technology specialization whose cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.80 are not able to graduate with the professional specialization designation.  In these cases, students are eligible to graduate with a Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences Pre-clinical professions specialization.

In order to remove program probationary status, students must raise their cumulative major grade point average to 2.80 or higher.

Academic Advising

All students are required to meet with their professional academic advisors in the School of Health Sciences at least once a year to review progress towards their degree.

Advanced Modalities for Radiologic Technologists

Professionals who are currently American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (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 three to four days of clinical and one three-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. Didactic coursework may be offered online.  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