Radiologic Technology

Introduction

Technological advancements in Radiology since the discovery of x-rays on November 8, 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen have been overwhelming with an impressive array of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment presently available. Radiologic Technology education plays an important role in the development of Radiology to meet the needs of the changes and innovations in this specialty.

Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations like x-rays, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and mammography to produce x-ray images of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing and treatment of diseases.

The practice requires the knowledge necessary for the Radiologic Technologist to perform its tasks with confidence, effectiveness, and efficiency in patient care and management and the operation of specialized equipment in a competent and safe manner.

Radiologic Technology - A CAREER

Radiologic Technology is a health care profession whose practitioners work in hospitals, clinics, free standing imaging centers, and private offices. The Radiologic Technologist (Radiographer) is a member of the health care team who works directly with the patient and the physician performing a wide variety of diagnostic x-ray procedures including Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT).

The Radiographer must be proficient in the knowledge of radiographic exposure, human anatomy and positioning the patient to demonstrate the desired anatomy, the operation of specialized equipment, and the assessment, care and management of the patient. The rapid expansion of medical diagnostic imaging has greatly increased the diversity and utility of medical diagnosis. A career in Radiologic Technology offers vast opportunities for advancement.

 

Radiologic Technology Modalities (or specialties):

Diagnostic Radiography                      Sonography/Ultrasound
Fluoroscopy                                            MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Computed Tomography (CT Scan)    Radiotherapy
Nuclear Medicine                                   Mammography
Digital Subtraction Angiography          Interventional Radiology

 

The Arellano University offers Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology which aims to:

1.  To create a Radiologic Technology professional who will perform
     their task with competency, confidence, effectiveness, and efficiency
     in patient care and management.
2. Imparting to the students the clinical and academic competence which will
     enable them to be key figure in the diagnostic imaging section of the health
     care team.
3. Let them realize their important roles in the society in the technical
     application of radiation and other imaging modality considering its benefits
     as well as the risk involved that coincides with safe and sound radiobiological
     practice.
4. To inculcate desirable values through the development of moral character
     with emphasis on work ethics, self discipline and self reliance.
5. Widen professional awareness on several issues, concern, research and
     trends as Technological innovations in the practice of profession as it continue
     to unfold.

 

The College of Radiologic Technology commits itself to provide students with a quality radiological science education equip with knowledge, skills and values that they can integrate in the working environment in preparation for their future professional life to better serve God and Country

 

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

 

 The Radiologic Technology program requires a full-time, four-year commitment of study. The first three years consists of a didactic component taught at the classroom and the last year is the clinical education component undertaken in the affiliated training hospitals. (CHED CMO 18, 2006)

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Guided by Article XIII, Section 60 of Revised Manual of Regulations for Private Schools, the University adopts an "Open-admission, selective-retention" policy. Consistent with its mission and vision, it welcomes all students interested in the pursuit of scholarly learning, regardless of race, creed, religion and personal circumstances. Everyone desirous of education within the framework, atmosphere, and standards set by the school is assumed to possess the minimum intellectual, emotional and physical requirements ordinarily expected of a student. Once admitted to any of the University's program, the student has the responsibility to maintain the required level of achievement to be allowed continuous enrollment in the school.

Contact Information

College of Radiologic Technology
Arellano University
2600 Legarda Street, Sampaloc, Manila Philippines
Tel. Nos. 734-7371 to 79 local 236