The radiography classroom is equipped with a functional diagnostic machine, computer radiography and full and individual anatomic x-ray phantoms. Students are able to practice and perfect their patient positioning skills on radiographic phantoms in the student lab. Simulation of positioning is part of the weekly learning experience allowing students to minimize repeat exposures and practice radiation safety in the real-life clinical experience with actual patients.
Students perform six clinical sessions throughout the program. Clinical hours can vary from 8 to 32 per week depending on the semester. Clinical sites are chosen in a lottery-style drawing during the first half of the first semester. Clinical work includes performing radiographic images under the supervision of licensed radiographers and other healthcare professionals.
Go RT is the radiologic technologists club and is open to students within their second year of clinical education. Participants attend the Radiological Society of North America‘s international trade show as well as the annual student symposium. The symposium is a two-day event that prepares students for the ARRT examination which they may take after successful program completion.