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  • Radiology Technology - FAQ

    The Program’s Admissions Committee, representing the faculty of the School of Radiologic Technology, selects the applicants who satisfy the admission criteria and demonstrate the capability of completing the Program and becoming registered technologists. All applicants are considered for admission without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, or national origin.

    Minimum Requirements for Admission:

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Transcript(s)

      • An official high school transcript or an official GED transcript must be submitted.
      • Official transcripts from institutions of higher education must be submitted, if applicable.
      For interested international applicants, the official transcript and a detailed U.S. equivalency course evaluation must be submitted detailing the completion and final grades of the minimum program prerequisites. Foreign grades must be converted by one of the following recognized services:

      Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (414)289-3400
      Global Education Group, Inc. (305)534-8745
      World Education Services (212)966-6311
    • Job Shadowing Experience
      Applicants who successfully complete the pre-entrance test are required to shadow a Radiologic Technologist for 6-8 hours in a hospital or imaging center and submit verification of this experience.
    • Three Recommendation Forms
      Recommendation Forms should come from individuals familiar with the applicant, and can include the following:

      • School instructors, school counselors, members of the clergy, or employers can complete the recommendation forms.
      • Personal references by family members are NOT acceptable.

    • Personal Interview
      Applicants who meet the minimum requirements and pass the pre-entrance test may be called in for interviews. Interviews are only granted to those applicants who are at the top of the applicant pool.v
    • Pre-entrance Testing
      All potential applicants will be required to take the Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET V).
    • Health Form
      A pre-entrance medical examination must be obtained in order to protect patients and other EHN personnel. Acceptance into the Program is contingent upon this examination.
    • Background Check
      In accordance with the Network’s policies, a pre-entrance background check must be obtained. Candidates must be of good moral character to sit for the ARRT examination. Those who have been convicted of a crime may be eligible for certification if they have served their entire sentence, including probation and parole, and have their civil rights restored. This determination is made by the ARRT.
    • Physical Demand Analysis for a student
      Applicants and enrolled students to the Program must be able to perform the following skills in order to perform the clinical requirements of the school and the technical aspects of a diagnostic radiologic technologist in the work force. Corrective devices are permitted to meet the following minimal requirements.

      The applicant and/or student must be able to:

      • Communicate in English in order to converse with and instruct patients to relieve their anxiety and to gain their cooperation during procedures.
      • Hear a patient talk in a normal tone from a distance of 20 feet.
      • Observe the patient in order to assess his/her condition from a distance of 20 feet.
      • Read a patient’s medical chart.
      • Evaluate radiographs using a viewbox to make sure that all films are of diagnostic value and are properly identified.
      • Render services and/or assistance to all patients depending upon their individual needs. These needs may involve movement of a patient in and out of a wheelchair, on or off a radiographic table or stretcher, and through a variety of positions in order to obtain images.
      • Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds.
      • Manipulate a portable x-ray machine around corners, onto elevators and within patient rooms.
      • Maneuver the x-ray tube at standard and non-standard heights at up to 7 feet.
      • Draw up sterile contrast media and other solutions without contaminating the needle, syringe or injecting device.
      • Select and set the necessary exposure factors using knobs, buttons, dials and switches.
      • Place x-ray cassettes in bucky trays and spot film devices.
      • Manipulate all locking devices on the radiographic unit.
      • Stand for periods of time up to 2 hours while wearing a lead apron.
      • Walk a distance of up to 2 miles during a normal workday.
      The Program is committed to compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act to provide equal enrollment opportunities for qualified student applicants. The Program is also committed to ensuring that enrollment decisions are made without discrimination, including but not limited to, decisions concerning admission, clinical assignments, training, evaluations, working conditions and opportunities for employment.

      The Program expresses intent to provide reasonable accommodation, as necessary, for “known” disabilities of qualified applicants or students. It is the responsibility of the individual applicant or student to identify him or herself as an individual with a disability when seeking an accommodation. It is also the responsibility of qualified applicants and students to cooperate in request for medical documentation from an appropriately licensed professional of their disability and how the disability limits their ability to complete their essential job functions. Medical documentation will be kept confidential.

      It is the policy of the Program not to discriminate against qualified persons with disabilities in admission or access to any of its Programs, services and activities.