Medical radiation imaging technologists (MRTs)
MRTs with specialized clinical skills work in three different disciplines:
- Magnetic resonance imaging technologists produce diagnostic images with equipment that generates radio waves and a strong magnetic field. Extensive knowledge of anatomy, pathology and physiology allows MRI technologists to obtain images, monitor and care for the patients during scans.
- Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer small amounts of radioactive substances called radiopharmaceuticals, as well as other medications, to patients for diagnosis and treatments. They are a highly specialized healthcare professional who works closely with the nuclear medicine physician as a part of the interdisciplinary medical imaging team. The nuclear medicine technologist looks at how the body functions in order to help in diagnosis and treatment of a range of conditions and diseases. Nuclear medicine combines imaging, patient care, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine.
- Radiological technologists produce images of the body and systems by performing medical imaging services in radiography (x-ray), angiography/interventional radiography and computed tomography (CT). They are expert in the operation of complex medical radiation equipment, while providing comprehensive, compassionate patient-centered care to each patient.
Diagnostic medical sonographer (DMS)
- Sonographers use high-frequency sound waves to display real time images of the soft tissue structures in the human body such as the abdomen, pelvis, breast, thyroid, musculature and vascular structures. They play a large role in assessing fetal development, well-being and fetal anatomy.
- We offer placement opportunities for students enrolled in MRT and MDS programs with schools that we have an affiliation agreement with.