Lifespan School of Medical Imaging

Radiography Program at Lifespan School of Medical Imaging

Radiography is a healthcare profession that utilizes radiation or X-rays to produce two dimensional, black-and-white images of a patient’s anatomy. These images are recorded digitally with sophisticated X-ray equipment to capture a patient’s internal organs, soft tissues, and bones. 

What Is a Radiographer?

The role of the radiographer is to provide high quality patient care while obtaining diagnostic images to aid the radiologist in an accurate diagnosis of a patient’s medical condition. As an essential member of the healthcare team, radiographers can be found working in the emergency department, operating room, orthopedic suite, at the patient’s bedside, or assisting the radiologist in the fluoroscopic suite.


Lifespan School of Medical Imaging provides a comprehensive clinical program in radiography to successfully prepare the student for the radiography profession. The student is exposed to a wide variety of clinical settings and examinations. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the “gold standard” for imaging programs.

Our Mission and Goals

  1. Students will be clinically competent to become an effective member of the radiography profession. 
    • Students will demonstrate proficiency in diagnostic radiography examinations. 
    • Students will identify safe radiation practice skills relating to radiography. 
    • Students will identify and provide effective patient care skills relating to the healthcare environment. 
    • Students will be able to describe and select accurate exposure factors for routine exams.
  2. Students will have effective communication skills as a member of the healthcare team. 
    • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in the healthcare environment.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate through oral and written correspondence.
    • Students will demonstrate cultural sensitivity as healthcare professionals.
  3. Students will develop effective critical thinking skills to problem solve.
    • Students will develop and adapt alternative methods for non-routine patients. 
    • Students will distinguish between diagnostic and non-diagnostic images. 
  4. Students will become professional members of the healthcare community.
    • Students will demonstrate professional skills in the healthcare environment.
    • Students will develop employment skills necessary to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Radiography Program Effectiveness Data

Post-Graduation Employment Rates

Class of 2021 Class of 2020 Class of 2019 Class of 2018 Class of 2017
19/19 12/14 17/17 21/21 19/19

Credential Success Rates

Class of 2021 Class of 2020 Class of 2019 Class of 2018 Class of 2017
21/24 18/19 21/23 23/23 26/26

Number of Students Completing

Class of 2021