The four-year program in Radiologic Technology leads to a Bachelor of Science and a certificate in radiologic technology. The program uses the combined resources of the University of Hartford, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Rockville General Hospital, Manchester Memorial Hospital, Hospital of Central Connecticut, Connecticut Childrenís Medical Center (Farmington), Connecticut Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Connecticut Valley Radiology, Grove Hill Medical Center, Jefferson Radiology (Glastonbury), and Medical Imaging Center (Bloomfield) to offer students both an allied health career and liberal arts program. Students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology program complete a series of clinical experiences at the clinical affiliates to fulfill the requirements of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) by providing eligibility for the national certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The remainder of the baccalaureate degree program prepares the student to take a leadership role in health care and society through an undergraduate concentration in either management, education, communication, computer science or advanced science and medicine within the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. Students also may choose to specialize in either computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during their senior year.
Radiologic technologists are technical assistants to radiologists and physicians who specialize in the use of imaging techniques in the diagnosis of a broad spectrum of disorders. Modern technology provides the radiologic technologist with new systems and medical technologies that move diagnostics into the realm of "high tech". Radiologic technologists may expand their career opportunities by seeking additional certification in ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, interventional radiography, mammography, nuclear medicine, and quality management upon graduation from this program.
The Radiologic Technology program is licensed and accredited by the State of Connecticut and accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, located at 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago IL 60606-2901; telephone: 312.704.5300.