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    Radiologic Technology Program

    The Rhode Island Hospital radiologic technology program, in collaboration with Rhode Island College, offers a bachelor of science (BS) in medical imaging. The BS in medical imaging is a four-year program consisting of two years of general education and cognate courses taken at Rhode Island College followed by a two-year clinical education program at Rhode Island Hospital.

    The radiologic technology clinical education program is a 24-month full-time day program designed to offer both clinical and didactic education in the art and science of radiography. A certificate in radiologic technology is offered upon successful completion of the clinical education program.

    Upon successful completion of the BS in medical imaging degree program, the student is qualified to write the certifying examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification board.

    ARRT Ethics Requirements for Registry Eligible Graduates

    A candidate for certification must be a person of good moral character and must not have engaged in conduct that is inconsistent with the ARRT standards of ethics or the ARRT rules and regulations and must have been complied with and agreed to continue to comply with the ARRT standards of ethics and the ARRT rules and regulations. Please refer to for details.

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    Didactic Instruction

    Classes are scheduled at the School of Diagnostic Imaging and Rhode Island Hospital.

    Clinical Education

    Clinical education during the radiologic technology program is a competency-based education. The 24-month clinical education program is a sequential integration of didactic and practical learning through classroom presentations, discussions, demonstrations and supervised practice of standardized procedures.

    Each student has access to clinical facilities at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, University Orthopedics and Rhode Island Medical Imaging offering a balanced education sufficient in quantity and variety of radiographic examinations as well as diversified modern equipment. A select number of students will have access to clinical facilities at The Miriam Hospital.

    All students will have the opportunity to attend primary rotations in diagnostic imaging as well as rotating through nuclear medicine technology, computed tomography, diagnostic medical sonography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance imaging and vascular and interventional radiology for observation.


    Rhode Island Hospital: 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; or  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Rhode Island Medical Imaging: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    The Miriam Hospital: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Graduation Requirements

    The student must meet the following requirements to be eligible to receive a school certificate:

    • All make-up time must be completed

    • Student radiation badges, anatomical markers, security ID and Coro garage parking badges must be turned into the school

    • Complete all didactic courses and clinical requirements according to the established criteria. A student with incomplete records in either area shall not be granted a certificate and will not be authorized by the program director as meeting the educational requirements for certification.

    • Candidate has satisfactorily completed the program with a minimum average grade in all didactic courses and clinical requirements.

    • Candidate has met all financial obligations of the school.

    • Failure on the student’s part to fully complete the program prior to graduation will require the student to remain after the graduation date.

    Program Policies and Procedures

    The School of Diagnostic Imaging and radiologic technology program student handbooks are available on site upon request. Please contact the school for an appointment.

    Student Services

    Counseling: Counseling is held at mid-semester and end-semester for all students. Discussion includes tuition, tardy/absences, didactic performance, clinic performance and student and faculty issues. A signed copy of the counseling report will be placed in the counseling notebook.

    Tutoring: Tutoring is available on an as-needed basis to all students. It is the student’s responsibility to request tutoring as well as complete any recommended follow-up. Tutoring is scheduled according to instructor availability and should not be scheduled during clinic time.

    Transfer Students

    The program does not accept transfer credit for any previous didactic or clinical coursework.

    Vacations and Holidays

    Students are afforded one or two-week vacations during the program. Vacations are scheduled the last week(s) of each semester.