Technical Standards

Radiologic Technology students must demonstrate the following abilities:

  1. Observation - The student must be able to participate actively in all demonstrations, lab exercises and clinical experiences in the professional program component and to assist and comprehend the condition of all patients assigned for examination.

  2. Communication - Using the English language, the student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients in order to elicit information, assess nonverbal communications, and be able to effectively transmit information to patients, fellow students, faculty and staff, and all members of the health care team.

  3. Motor - The student must have sufficient motor function to elicit information from patients by appropriate diagnostic or therapeutic maneuvers; be able to perform basic tests; possess all skills necessary to carry out diagnostic procedures; be able to interpret appropriate examinations and procedures; and be able to execute motor movements reasonably required to provide general care and emergency treatments to patients.

  4. Intellectual/Conceptual Integrative and Quantitative Abilities - The student must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize. Problem solving, the critical skill demanded of health practitioners, requires all of these intellectual abilities.

  5. Behavioral and Social Attributes - The student must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of the student's intellectual abilities; the exercise of good judgment; the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to care of patients; and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships with patients. Students must also be able to tolerate taxing work loads, function effectively under stress, adapt to changing environments, display flexibility, and learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in clinical problems of many patients. Compassion, integrity, concern for others, interest, and motivation are personal attributes which each student should possess.

  6. Pregnancy Policy - If a student becomes pregnant during the length of the program, she may voluntarily declare the pregnancy. Once the pregnancy had been declared, the student will meet with the Radiation Safety Officer and/or Program Director to discuss the following options:

    • The student may remain in all program courses through the completion without any modification or interruption because of her pregnancy.

    • The student may take a leave from all program course work with the duration not to exceed a period of time that would prevent the program completion within five years of the initial start date