The Medical Imaging Program at LIU Post has been a provider of education in diagnostic imaging since 1973 and is one of only a few programs in New York State to offer the entry-level baccalaureate degree in Radiologic Technology. Radiologic technologists operate x-ray and digital imaging machines, digital mammography equipment, computed tomography (CT scan) machines and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to provide physicians with images of the skeletal system, organs, tissues and other vessels of the body—important diagnostic tests that help doctors detect and treat illness and injury.
Radiographers utilize ionizing radiation to provide physicians images of the skeletal system, organs, tissues and other vessels of the body; important diagnostic tests that help physicians detect and treat illness and injury. Radiographers are professionals skilled in the use digital x-ray and mammography equipment, computed tomography (CT scan), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Students in the Medical Imaging program benefit from being part of a small cohort, progressing through their courses as a group, receiving individualized attention from faculty. The B.S. in Radiologic Technology Medical Imaging program provides a strong educational foundation in science and the liberal arts and comprehensive coursework in radiologic technology. Students receive the core knowledge for entry into professional practice as well as tools for lifelong learning. Through the synthesis of clinical and didactic experiences, students develop clinical competence, conceptual understanding and critical thinking skills for effective problem-solving. We seek to prepare graduates who will have essential literacies including written and oral communication skills and be clinically competent professionals able to provide quality care to the community and other groups of interest.
Accreditation Information: The B.S. in Radiologic Technology is professionally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and was awarded the maximum length of accreditation of 8 years in 2015 and licensed by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Radiologic Technology.
Contact information for Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
There are a few things that are important to know:
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|RDT 100||Intro to Medical Imaging||2 Credits|
|RDT 103||Methods of Patient Care||3 Credits|
|RDT 103L||Venipuncture/Patient Care Lab||0 Credits|
|RDT 105||Principles of Radiation Protection||3 Credits|
|RDT 147||Principles of Medical Imaging I||4 Credits Pass/Fail|
|RDT 147L||Calculation Recitation (Pass/Fail)||0 Credits|
|RDT 155||Medical Imaging Procedures I||4 Credits|
|RDT 155L||Medical Imaging Procedures I Lab||0 Credits|
|RDT 200||Introduction to Clinical Practice||1 Credits Pass/Fail|
Radiation Physics WAC
|RDT 156||Medical Imaging Procedures II||4 Credits|
|RDT 156L||Medical Imaging Procedures II Lab||0 Credits|
|RDT 201||Medical Imaging Practicum I||1 Credits|
|RDT 202||Medical Imaging Practicum II||2 Credits|
|RDT 144||Computed Tomography||3 Credits|
|RDT 157||Medical Imaging Procedures III||4 Credits|
|RDT 180||Digital Medical Imaging||3 Credits|
|RDT 203||Medical Imaging Practicum III||3 Credits|
|RDT 128||Radiographic Cross Sectional Anatomy||3 Credits|
|RDT 116||Radiographic Pathology||3 Credits|
|RDT 121||Quality Assurance and Quality Control||2 Credits|
|RDT 145||Magnetic Resonance Imaging||3 Credits|
|RDT 170||Medical Imaging Capstone Seminar WAC||3 Credits|
|RDT 204||Medical Imaging Practicum IV||3 Credits|
|HPA 11||Intro to Healthcare Management||3 Credits|
|All grades Must be C or Higher (C minus is NOT Acceptable)||17 Credits|
|Total Major||64 credits|
RDT 100 Introduction to Medical Imaging 2 cr. Summer I
An introduction to the field of radiologic technology explains the guidelines of the program, history of the field, and an overview of current technology. This course also includes basic radiation protection, medical terminology, the value of patient rights and the role of the radiographer. Introductory law and the radiographer’s responsibility to deliver healthcare that is free from bias will also be discussed. Students will be oriented to the radiography lab where they will be introduced to basic radiographic principles. Accreditation and professional societies will be covered.
RDT 103 Methods of Patient Care 3 cr. Fall I
Designed to provide the basic concepts of the physical and emotional needs of the patient. Describes routine and emergency procedures, insertion and maintenance of an intravenous line, as well as infection control utilizing universal precautions and recognition and treatment of reactions to contrast media. The course educates students in obtaining vital signs and contrast media injection; identifies the importance of patient education; and includes medical ethics, law and cultural differences.
RDT 128 Radiographic Cross Sectional Anatomy 3 cr. Fall II
This course introduces students to cross sectional anatomy using a state of the art Anatomage 3D anatomy visualization table. Students will study transaxial, sagittal and coronal images of the head, neck, extremities, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and spine. Both normal and cross sectional images with pathologies will be explored to give first hand insight into what to look for on these images in the clinical setting.
Co-requisite: RDT 144
RDT 147 Principles of Medical Imaging I 4 cr. Fall I
Provides an introduction to the factors that govern and influence the production of a medical image. The principles of medical imaging to be discussed include: latent image, factors governing image quality, beam limiting devices, beam filtration, and technique formation. An in-depth study of medical imaging exposure factors will be covered. Laboratory materials will be utilized to demonstrate the clinical applications of the theoretical principles and concepts. Special emphasis will be placed on radiation protection, equipment, and accessories. Article 35 of the New York State Public Health Law relating to medical imaging will also be covered.
RDT 147L Calculation Recitation Lab 0 cr. (Pass/Fail) Fall I
The intent of this course is to review basic math skills including fractions, decimals, percentages, exponents, etc. these skills will be applied to various radiographic calculations. By the end of this course the student will be able to perform the following as applied to the Inverse Square Law, Grid Ratios, mAs conversions, Ohm,s & Transformer Laws, Power Rule.
RDT 155 Medical Imaging Procedures I 4 cr. Fall I. Designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard medical imaging procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities. The production of images of optimal diagnostic quality will be stressed. Laboratory experience utilizing a phantom patient will be used to complement the classroom portion of the course. The student will produce a portfolio of medical images.
RDT 156 Medical Imaging Procedures II 4 cr. Spring I A continuation of Medical Imaging Procedures I with an emphasis on standard imaging of the vertebral column, bony thorax and the digestive system. The student will also be introduced to more advanced studies which involve the use of contrast material. Laboratory experience using a phantom patient will allow the student to apply the concepts acquired in the classroom environment.
In congruence with the stated mission of LIU Post Campus, the Medical Imaging Program is dedicated to providing a strong educational base of science and the liberal arts in combination with radiologic technology coursework. Students receive the core knowledge for entry into professional practice as well as tools for lifelong learning. Through the synthesis of clinical and didactic experiences, students develop clinical competence, conceptual understanding and critical thinking skills for effective problem solving.
We seek to prepare graduates who will have essential literacy including written and oral communication skills and be clinically competent professionals able to provide quality care to the community and other groups of interest.
Chairperson, Diagnostic Health Professions
Humanities Hall, Room 103
Faculty, Assistant Professor
Medical Imaging Program
Life Science Building, Room 154-A
Faculty, Associate Professor
Medical Imaging Program
Life Science Building, Room 154-E
Life Science Building, Room 154-B
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