Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Imaging

Radiologic technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, and advanced imaging technologists are dedicated to providing patients with the highest-quality care and supporting physicians and other medical professionals in conserving life and preventing disease. They use a variety of procedures and sophisticated equipment for imaging body structures and organs as well as perform interventional procedures designed to treat various disease processes.

Kettering College radiologic sciences and imaging programs are competency-based. They provide a combination of didactic theory and clinical applications of that theory to prepare students to meet the challenges of advancing technology in the current health care environment.

Kettering College offers the following:

Radiologic technology:  Prepares students to perform radiographic procedures, administer basic levels of patient care, and qualify for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registry examination.

Nuclear medicine technology:  Prepares students for matriculation into The University of Findlay Nuclear Medicine Institute, where they learn to perform nuclear medicine procedures, administer basic patient care, and qualify for the ARRT registry examination in nuclear medicine technology or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) examination.

Advanced imaging technology: Prepares graduates of accredited radiologic technology, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy programs to perform imaging procedures in one or more of the following modalities; CT, MRI, vascular interventional, and cardiovascular interventional technologies.
 

MISSION STATEMENT

The radiologic sciences and imaging department is dedicated to educating students who are committed to becoming caring, competent, and professional imaging specialists. It is our commitment, through accredited student education, to provide the health care community with imaging specialists who are skilled professionals, serving human needs in the Christian context.

END-OF-DEGREE STUDENT LEARNING GOALS AND OUTCOMES

The following statements describe the goals and outcomes of the programs offered by the Department of Radiologic Sciences and Imaging:

  • Goal: Students will be technically and clinically competent in their chosen area of imaging; students will demonstrate professional, compassionate care and concern to their patients.
    • Outcome: Students will apply appropriate positioning skills and CR alignment.
    • Outcome: Students will select appropriate exposure factors.
    • Outcome: Students will properly evaluate radiographic images for diagnostic value.
  • Goal: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Outcome: Students will manipulate exposure factors in non-routine/trauma situations.
    • Outcome: Students will adjust positioning techniques in non-routine/trauma procedures.
    • Outcome: Students will answer questions about radiation exposure and dose from the general public.
  • Goal: Students will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
    • Outcome: Students will demonstrate effective writing skills.
    • Outcome: Students will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.
  • Goal: Graduates of the program will value continued growth and development in their profession.
    • Outcome: Students will articulate the value of professional growth and development.
    • Outcome: Students will understand and demonstrate professional attitude and behavior in the clinical setting.
  • Goal: Students will demonstrate professional, compassionate care and concern to their patients.
    • Outcome: Students will apply compassionate care to their patients.
    • Outcome: Students will understand the significance of patient information privacy.

For more information about these related fields, visit the following web sites:

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists