Lifespan School of Medical Imaging

Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program

Program Overview

The Radiologic Technologist Assistant Program will provide education on basic skills, competencies, and safety to prepare the students for positions in clinical departments in diagnostic imaging. A radiologic technologist assistant (TA) provides support to the radiologic technologist and imaging department. 


To be eligible for the program you need:

  • Proof of diploma or GED certificate
  • Valid CPR card
  • Background check and immunization

Contact Us to Learn More

For more information about the program, contact us through email at or by phone, by calling 401-606-8531.

General Information

  • Class capacity is 5 students.
  • Application submission will be available for four weeks or before if capacity is reached.
  • Selection will be made on a first come/first served basis.
  • The first five students to submit a completed application, proof of diploma or GED certificate, and valid CPR card will be admitted to the program.
  • Applications will not be held from year to year. Applicants must reapply each year to be eligible.
  • Accepted students will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Program Information

  • Class dates: 2 days in early March
  • Clinic practice: 5 weeks: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch break.
  • Uniform: Navy blue scrubs (top and bottom). Students are expected to purchase their own uniform.

Program Completion Requirements

  • Successfully passing all clinical practicums.
  • Attendance is mandatory. Any missed clinical time will need to be made up before certificate is awarded.
  • A certificate will be awarded to those candidates successfully completed the program.

Job Responsibilities and Information

  • Assisting technologist and/or radiologist during imaging procedure
  • Transporting patients
  • Identifying and assisting patients before and during imaging procedure
  • Answering questions
  • Preparing imaging room and equipment including supplies for imaging procedure
  • Observing safety rules
  • Working with various hospital information systems
  • Ordering and stocking supplies
  • Each department may have additional tasks that may be unique to that department
  • These additional tasks/responsibilities will include an on-the-job training program when the applicant is hired for a technologist assistant position

Departments where radiologic technologist assistants are employed include:

  • Computed Tomography
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
  • Interventional Radiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Successful completion of MRI screening form is required.)
  • Mammography