Students considering applying to the Medical Imaging Program should be aware of the following information:
It is a requirement of clinical sites that all students must have a flu shot prior toOctober 1st in order to attend their clinical rotations
Clinical rotations require travel two, three or five days per week, depending upon a given semester. Students may be assigned to any clinical site for any given period of time.
Students are not permitted to request their clinical sites. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their assigned clinical location. On occasion, students may be required to travel from their clinical site to campus for meetings or events.
All clinical sites are located within 30 miles of the LIU Brookville campus.
Long Island Jewish Medical Center- New Hyde Park, NY
St. Joseph’s Hospital- Bethpage, NY
Winthrop University Hospital- Mineola, NY
North Shore Huntington Hospital- Huntington, NY
North Shore Manhasset Hospital- Manhasset, NY
Mt Sinai-Hess Center, New York, NY
NYU Langone, Nrad – Imaging Offices
Garden City - Garden City, NY
Hillcrest- Jamaica Estates, NY
Ohio Dr.- Lake Success, NY
North Well Health Offices
Reichert Family Imaging- Greenlawn, NY
Great South Bay Imaging- Islip, NY 11751
Northwell Health at Great Neck- Great Neck, NY
Center for Advanced Medicine - Lake Success, NY
Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology- Imaging Offices located in:
East Setauket, Medford, Smithtown, West Islip, Stony Brook
Orlin and Cohen Orthopedics –Orthopedic office located in:
Rockville Centre, Cedarhurst, Woodbury, Lynbrook
ProHealth – Urgent Care Centers located in:
Lake Success, Bethpage
Approximate Additional Costs
Students in the radiologic technology program will be required to purchase textbooks and incur the following additional approximate expenses:
Medical Examination required prior to beginning clinical rotations includes specific blood testing that may be an additional cost.
*Radiographic Markers- Approximately $25.00 (2 sets),* Identification Badge- $20.00
RDT 202-Summer Clinical between Spring I and Fall II(Cost = 2 credits times the current tuition per credit).
Transportation and/or parking cost for clinical rotations (Dependent upon clinical site)
Health Insurance Policy
(*Pricing may change due to Manufacture pricing)
All students, male or female will be given an opportunity to complete a mammography rotation. If requested, the program will make every effort to place a male in a mammography rotation, however the program cannot override clinical setting policies that only allow female students complete rotations. Placement for male students is not guaranteed and depends on availability of a clinical site that allows male students to participate.
A student who becomes pregnant may voluntarily disclose her pregnancy in writingto the director of the Medical Imaging Program. Confirmation by a physician is not required. If such disclosure is made, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires that action be taken to limit the total radiation exposure of the embryo/fetus to 0.5 rem (mSv). This is one-tenth of the dose limit that an adult worker/student may receive in a year. The purpose of the lower limit is to protect the unborn child. Information about Prenatal Radiation Exposure to the possible developmental effects of low- level radiation is available from the Program Director.
After consultation with her personal physician and the Program Director, the “declared pregnant” student is expected to select one of the following options:
She may continue in both the clinical and didactic portions of the program with no adjustment in clinical assignment. She will be expected to adhere strictly to all radiation safety requirements, including the wearing of personnel monitoring devices. If the student’s current clinical setting does not allow for pregnant students to rotate through all areas, she will be reassigned to a clinical setting that allows clinical rotation with no adjustments.
She may withdraw from clinical courses, while continuing her didactic education. In that case, she will be required to fulfill the clinical requirements after delivery. This procedure will extend the duration of the program for the student, and may necessitate repeating a clinical education course. A pregnant student registered for a departmental course that requires activities in energized labs will be monitored for fetal dose.
She may continue full-time status with limited rotations excluding fluoroscopy, surgery, and portables.
She may request a leave of absence from all courses with the expectation that she will resume her education after delivery. Readmission to the program will be on a space available basis and requires that the student withdrew in good standing.
The student must submit in written form, within 48 hours, her decision with regard to the options noted under section one of the above.
The following are procedures which apply to the options:
1. Application for leave of absence will be reviewed, on an individual basis, by the Program Director
2. The student may attend classroom instruction only and will be required to fulfill the clinical objectives after delivery. The number of absences from classroom instruction will determine whether or not the student will be required to repeat the entire course(s). Pregnant students registered for departmental courses which have energized laboratories will assume complete responsibility for their laboratory practice and must be prepared to leave the room before each x-ray exposure. This will occur under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
If maintaining full-time status, the following is a mandatory requirement:
Strict adherence to all safety precautions for protection purposes is required.
The decision to inform the program that she is no longer pregnant is the individual student’s decision. A student may withdraw a declaration of pregnancy, in writing to the Program Director, at any time. Under this circumstance, the student retains the right to continue their progress in the Medical Imaging program without modification.
Undeclared Pregnancy Policy
If the student chooses not to declare her pregnancy and notify the program faculty, the program will be unable to provide the necessary accommodations for the student in order to ensure proper protection to the embryo/fetus. However, it is the student’s right to complete the Medical Imaging Program in its entirety without modification.