School of Diagnostic Imaging
3 Davol Square
Building A, Suite 450
Providence, RI 02903
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
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 arrt.org
Classes are scheduled at the School of Diagnostic Imaging and Rhode
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.
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
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
Candidate has satisfactorily completed the program with
a minimum average grade in all didactic courses and
Candidate has met all financial obligations of the
Failure on the student’s part to fully complete the
program prior to graduation will require the student to
remain after the graduation date.
The School of Diagnostic Imaging and radiologic technology program
student handbooks are available on site upon request. Please contact the
school for an appointment.
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.
The program does not accept transfer credit for any previous didactic or
Students are afforded one or two-week vacations during the program.
Vacations are scheduled the last week(s) of each semester.