Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall Start (September): 0602
More Than Just X-Rays
Diagnostic imaging is a critical part of health care. X-rays and CT scans are two of the most used methods for diagnosing trauma and disease.
The Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) profession is an interesting combination of working with high-level technology while caring for diverse patients to achieve high quality images. MRTs are required to lift patients, maneuver heavy equipment, stand for long periods of time, and have good visual and hearing abilities. Are you up to the task?
Confederation College can teach you these skills in our Medical Radiation Technology 2½ year, full-time, Advanced Diploma program. You’ll learn x-ray and CT equipment operation, proper radiation safety, patient management, human anatomy and pathology, while using critical thinking skills to properly position patients and evaluate image quality, all in a professional environment.
- The program is accredited by Accreditation Canada
- Graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) certification exam to become registered and practice in Canada
- Three semesters of clinical rotations are available in northwestern Ontario and Windsor hospitals so you get the hands-on experience you need
- Students will become competent in intravenous (IV) insertion beginning with practice on simulation manikins before moving to live practice
- Enjoy small class sizes with individualized attention, as well as evening access to the classroom and lab
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- produce and assess a variety of high quality diagnostic images employing current technologies for image acquisition and processing.
- interpret requests and adapt procedures relative to patient and diagnostic image requirements in routine and complex clinical cases.
- comply with relevant legislation, regulations and ethical standards for the best practice in diagnostic imaging.
- employ accepted radiation, health and safety practices with self, patients, their families, and healthcare team members in a variety of clinical settings.
- provide quality care to diverse patients in assessment, diagnostic imaging, and therapeutic intervention, while incorporating patient advocacy and education to patients, their family, healthcare team members and the public.
- monitor patients` status at all times and respond to emergency situations where indicated.
- operate, calibrate, set up, troubleshoot and evaluate a variety of complex equipment safely.
- analyze a broad range of diagnostic imaging procedures to assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of multiple system disorders.
- interact with patients, their families, the healthcare team members and the public using effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- exhibit behaviour consistent with the professional role of a medical radiation technologist, including teamwork, provision of health education and establishment of strategies for lifelong learning.
After graduation and affiliation with a professional organization such as the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO), MRTs go on to positions in diagnostic imaging departments in hospitals, clinics, and other medical settings. Careers in digital imaging management, sales and service are also possible.
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