Medical Imaging Program

The medical imaging program at Rhode Island College is a joint program in conjunction with Rhode Island Hospital's School of Diagnostic Imaging. It is a comprehensive four-year program consisting of General Education and cognate courses at Rhode Island College followed by clinical education courses at the School of Diagnostic Imaging.

You may choose from one of the following concentrations:
  1. Nuclear Medicine Technology
  2. Radiologic Technology Day Students
  3. Radiologic Technology for Evening Students
  4. Certified RT Computed Tomography
  5. Certified RT Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  6. Certified RT Management

Clinical education is held at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, University of Orthopedics, and Rhode Island Medical Imaging. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the national certification examinations offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or the Nuclear Medicine Certification Board.

Students must consult with their assigned advisor before they will be able to register for courses. Students must maintain a minimum grade of C in all required courses in concentration.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the School of Diagnostic Imaging - Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare its graduates to be competent in the art and science of Radiography.

Program Goals:

Graduates of the Medical Imaging, Concentration in Radiologic Technology program will:

  1. Have entry-level employment skills.
  2. Have effective communication skills.
  3. Be able to critically think to solve problems.
  4. Have the skills necessary to provide appropriate patient care and comfort.
  5. Be encouraged to value lifelong learning as a means to achieve personal and professional growth.
  6. Serve as the qualified radiographers to meet the heath care needs of the community.

For information contact Program Directors:

Eric Hall
Associate Professor
Fogarty Life Science 235
(401) 456-8010
(401) 456-8480
ehall@ric.edu

Kenneth Kinsey
Associate Professor
Fogarty Life Science 246
(401) 456-8010
(401) 456-9596
kkinsey@ric.edu

Course Requirements

Choose concentration A, B, C, D, E, or F below.

Course No. Course Title Credits

A. Nuclear Medicine Technology (Advising Form)

NMT 231Clinical Observation3
NMT 301Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology4
NMT 311Radiation Safety and Radiation Physics2
NMT 321Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures I3
NMT 332Clinical Diagnostic Procedures I7
NMT 402Instrumentation and Radiobiology2
NMT 405Radiopharmacy1
NMT 421Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures II3
NMT 425Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures III3
NMT 430Registry Review2
NMT 431Clinical Diagnostic Procedures II8
NMT 432Clinical Diagnostic Procedures III7
RADT 201Orientation to Medical Imaging1
RADT 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health1
RADT 440Cross-Sectional Anatomy1

Cognates

BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology4
BIOL 231Human Anatomy4
BIOL 335Human Physiology4
CHEM 103General Chemistry I4
CHEM 104General Chemistry II4
COMM 358Interpersonal Communication3
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics4
PHYS 110Introductory Physics4

Total Credit Hours

79


Course No. Course Title Credits

B. Radiologic Technology for Day Students (Advising Form)

RADT 201Orientation to Medical Imaging1
RADT 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health1
RADT 301Introduction to Radiologic Technology3.5
RADT 305Skeletal Anatomy3
RADT 306Radiographic Procedures I3
RADT 307Radiographic Procedures II3
RADT 308Radiographic Procedures III3
RADT 309Clinical Education I3.5
RADT 310Clinical Education II3.5
RADT 320Principles of Radiography I3
RADT 321Principles of Radiography II3
RADT 330Radiation Physics I3
RADT 411Clinical Education III/IV8
RADT 412Clinical Education IV/V8
RADT 425Ethics/Critical Thinking and Problem Solving2
RADT 431Radiation Physics II3
RADT 440Cross-Sectional Anatomy1
RADT 455Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology2
RADT 461Registry Review3

Cognates

BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology4
BIOL 231Human Anatomy4
BIOL 335Human Physiology4
COMM 358Interpersonal Communication3
MATH 139Contemporary Topics in Mathematics4
PHYS 110Introductory Physics4

Total Credit Hours

83.5


Course No. Course Title Credits

C. Radiologic Technology for Evening Students (Advising Form)

RADT 201Orientation to Medical Imaging1
RADT 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health1
RADT 301Introduction to Radiologic Technology3.5
RADT 305Skeletal Anatomy3
RADT 306Radiographic Procedures I3
RADT 307Radiographic Procedures II3
RADT 308Radiographic Procedures III3
RADT 312Clinical Education I (E)3
RADT 313Clinical Education II (E)3
RADT 320Principles of Radiography I3
RADT 321Principles of Radiography II3
RADT 330Radiation Physics I3
RADT 406Clinical Education III (E)3
RADT 407Clinical Education IV (E)3
RADT 408Clinical Education V (E)3
RADT 409Clinical Education VI (E)8
RADT 425Ethics/Critical Thinking and Problem Solving2
RADT 431Radiation Physics II3
RADT 440Cross-Sectional Anatomy1
RADT 455Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology2
RADT 461Registry Review3

Cognates

BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology4
BIOL 231Human Anatomy4
BIOL 335Human Physiology4
COMM 358Interpersonal Communication3
MATH 139Contemporary Topics in Mathematics4
PHYS 110Introductory Physics4

Total Credit Hours

83.5


Course No. Course Title Credits

D. Certified RT Computed Tomography(Advising Form -- Certified RT) (Advising Form -- CUS)

CTSC 300Principles of Computed Tomography2
CTSC 301Computed Tomography Physics and Radiation Protection2
CTSC 407Sectional Anatomy and Pathology2
CTSC 432Computed Tomography Clinical Practice8

Cognates

COMM 358Interpersonal Communication3
MATH 139Contemporary Topics in Mathematics (*)4
Electives8-11
Radiologic Technology Certification Transfer Credits60
*Fulfills the Mathematics category of General Education

Total Credit Hours

89-92


Course No. Course Title Credits

E. Certified RT Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Advising Form)

DMS 303Abdominal Sonography I1
DMS 305Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography I1
DMS 307Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation I1
DMS 310Clinical Practice I8
DMS 311Clinical Lab I.5
DMS 330Clinical Practice II8
DMS 331Clinical Lab II.5
DMS 333Abdominal Sonography II1
DMS 335Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography II1
DMS 337Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation II1
DMS 403Abdominal Sonography III1
DMS 405Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography III1
DMS 410Clinical Practice III 8
DMS 411Clinical Lab III.5
DMS 430Clinical Practice IV8
DMS 433Abdominal Sonography IV1
DMS 435Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography IV1
DMS 438Registry Review1.5

Cognates

COMM 358Interpersonal Communication3
MATH 139Contemporary Topics in Mathematics (*)4
*Fulfills the Mathematics category of General Education
Radiologic Technology Certification Transfer Credits60

Total Credit Hours

112


Course No. Course Title Credits

F. Certified RT Management

BIOL 348Microbiology4
COMM 358Interpersonal Communication3
MATH 177Quantitative Business Analysis I (*)4
MGT 301Foundations of Management3
Two Courses in management at the 300-level or above6
Electives9-12
Radiologic Technology Certification Transfer Credits60
*Fulfills the Mathematics category of General Education.

Total Credit Hours

89-92

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