Degrees type: Associate, Bachelor
Main Campus. Online option for last two years.
The radiography program at Mount Aloysius College is designed to prepare students with the ability to perform diagnostic radiologic examinations required of an entry-level radiologist. Throughout the length of the program, students will have the opportunity to study the anatomy, physiology and pathology of scanned systems and provide accurate and technical clinical readings of radiologic scans.
The Mount Aloysius College Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Department offers students a unique, hands-on education on radiologic technologies in a small classroom environment. The program involves a balance of liberal arts and technical coursework.
You may be interested in this path if…
- you enjoy learning about the human body
- you’re interested in studying x-ray, MRI, CT, or mammography scans
- you’re interested in studying radiation therapy, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT/MRI, or healthcare leadership
*Medical Imaging and Radiation Science licensure and certification laws/regulations vary from state to state. It is highly recommended that students planning to pursue a professional credential in states other than Pennsylvania contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements prior to starting a program.
Visit https://www.caahep.org/Students/Program-Info.aspx and https://www.asrt.org/main/standards-and-regulations/legislation-regulations-and-advocacy/individual-state-licensure for more information.
- Medical Centers
- Outpatient Clinics
- Physician’s Offices
The demand for radiologic technologists is expected to rise 9% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 17,200 jobs.*
The average median wage for a radiologic technologist in the state of Pennsylvania is $56,880.*
- Goal 1: Professionalism
- Students/graduates will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as an entry-level radiographer.
- Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics for radiologic technologists.
- Students will be able to model professionalism.
- Goal 2: Critical Thinking
- Students/graduates will demonstrate critical thinking skills to solve problems effectively.
- Students will be able to apply special non-routine projections to challenging cases.
- Students will be able to critically assess images.
- Goal 3: Clinical Performance and Competence
- Students/graduates will understand and promote professionalism.
- Students will be able to demonstrate high-quality patient care.
- Students will be able to adequately demonstrate image acquisition and exposure techniques.
- Students will be able to demonstrate proper radiation protection practices.
- Students will be able to apply proper patient positioning skills.
- Goal 4: Communication
- Students/graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills.
- Students will be able to demonstrate effective written communication skills.
- Students will be able to demonstrate proper oral communication skills.
Making a Difference One Scan at a Time
Bradley Mikitko loved Mount Aloysius so much that he received two degrees from MAC! His life is the definition of Service and he continues to represent the Mercy Values.
Mercy off the Mountain
Rachel Harris continues to incorporate the Mercy Value of Service through her work at The Cleveland Clinic as an MRI technologist and through volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations.
Seeing Her Career in 3D
Sarah, ‘05, creates 3D images to help surgeons and scientists do their job.
A Letter from a Mountie
Jacob, '18, shares some thoughts on his experiences and lessons from his time at Mount Aloysius.
Student Voices & Success Stories
Brandon L Steach, RT (R) MR, graduated cum laude from Mount Aloysius in 2006 with a degree in radiography. Following graduation, he was offered four different jobs. Brandon was employed at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA for 3.5 years, where he started in X-ray and cross-trained in a cardiovascular suite and MRI and obtained his certification in MRI.
He is currently the CT/MRI supervisor at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz, PA where he developed the protocols/policies in CT and MRI and coordinates numerous administrative responsibilities as well as performing clinical exams. Currently, Brandon directs and manages a MRI Breast program with capabilities of MRI guided breast biopsy.
Faculty & Staff
Clinical Instructor - Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Department (DuBois)
Rebecca Hickman RT (R)
Instructor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Felicia Holliday, R.T. (R) (CT)
Department Chair of Medical Imaging, Co-Coordinator for Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences, Associate Professor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences
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