Medical Imaging Program

Announcement

The 2021 Medical Imaging Program is currently full. We are now accepting new applicants for the January 2022 class.

Medical Imaging Program

Join one of the fastest growing fields in healthcare! Our Medical Imaging Program is an accredited, 27-month certificate program that offers you exceptional classroom and clinical experiences in preparation for an exciting career in imaging.

A Rewarding Medical Imaging Career

The fast-paced, ever-changing profession of radiography allows imaging professionals to utilize technical, scientific, and interpersonal skills when providing compassionate radiologic care for their patients. 

Medical Imaging Program Catalog

Download a copy of our Medical Imaging Program catalog, containing the mission, goals, and curriculum information.

MIP Catalog [PDF]

Through the performance of high-quality radiologic exams, radiographers play an integral role in assisting their patient's achievement of health. A great deal of

personal and professional satisfaction can be realized as this information, critical for the diagnosis and treatment of disease, is acquired. To begin an exciting career in Medical Imaging, apply today at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences.

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Medical Imaging Program reserves the right to make necessary changes to the program, curriculum, costs, policies, procedures, and calendar. The Program reserves the right to clarify any information printed on the website or in official school publications.

RHSHS Medical Imaging Program Professional Licensure Notice

Professional Licensure Notice [PDF]

About the Profession

A radiologic technologist is a healthcare professional skilled in the theory and practice of the technical aspects of the use of x-rays for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. There have been many technical advances in this field since the discovery of x-rays in 1895. It would be difficult to diagnose or treat medical problems without this team of the following radiology services:

Medical Imaging Program Handbook

MIP Handbook [PDF]

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT SCAN)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR or MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Mammography
  • Neurovascular Radiology, Digital Vascular Imaging and Angiography
  • Routine Diagnostic Radiography
  • Radiology Assistant/Practitioner

Mission Statement

The mission of the Medical Imaging Program is to develop competent, entry-level Radiologic Technologists who consistently provide appropriate, high quality imaging services to individuals, families, and communities; who do so in a professional, compassionate, and ethical manner; and who embrace ongoing professional development.

Program Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

G1. At the completion of the Medical Imaging Program, the student will demonstrate clinical competence.

G1; SLO1: Produce high quality diagnostic medical images.

G1; SLO2: Employ safety practices pertinent to medical imaging.

G2. At the completion of the Medical Imaging Program, the student will utilize effective communication skills appropriate to the healthcare environment.

G2; SLO3: Appropriately demonstrate oral communication.

G3. At the completion of the Medical Imaging Program, the student will employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills during professional practice.

G3; SLO4: Adapt to changing patient needs during performance of radiographic procedures.

G3; SLO5: Implement corrective actions as needed to improve image quality.

G4. At the completion of the Medical Imaging Program, the student will embrace ethical, professional performance.

G4; SLO6: Deliver compassionate care employing ethical and professional values.             

G4; SLO7: Investigate a variety of opportunities for professional growth.

Educational Requirements

Do you enjoy helping others, science/anatomy, photography, communication, and technology? Few professions are as diverse as radiologic technology. A strong interest in the sciences and a solid foundation in basic math skills are essential for success in this very technically oriented field of healthcare.

Daily tasks include operating imaging equipment, utilization of computer systems, and strong communication skills. Of equal importance is the desire to deliver these services to the patient in a sincere, compassionate and ethical manner.

Accreditation Status

The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Medical Imaging Program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  The Program’s current standing with the JRCERT is ACCREDITED; 8-year accreditation award (maximum award achievable).  (JRCERT: 312-704-5300; www.jrcert.org). 

Alvernia University Affiliation

The program has established an affiliation with:

Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
www.alvernia.edu
Admissions: 610-796-8269
admissions@alvernia.edu