FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS MERAF-AD Medical Radiologic Technology

Overview

  • Twenty-eight (28) month – Advanced Diploma 
  • August entry date
  • Final Casper test sitting: For Fall 2023 start date - April 6, 2023
  • Final Casper Snapshot sitting: For Fall 2023 start date - April 15, 2023
  • Annual application deadline: April 15
  • Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg and several clinical training hospitals
  • Clinical work experience   
  • Graduates are eligible to challenge the national exams of the CAMRT 
  • Due to high demand, this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from non-Manitoba residents for this program will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded.
  • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete this program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete this program. See Admission Requirements for more info.
  • For more information about admission requirements and how to apply,  please review FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Description

Medical Radiologic (or x-ray) technologists produce images of a body part or system using equipment that emits x-rays. This program develops the skills required to perform diagnostic/interventional imaging procedures using ionizing radiation and diagnostic imaging equipment.

The profession of radiological technologist involves a broad variety of procedures and covers a number of specialties including:
  • General radiography, i.e., radiographic images (x-rays) of the chest, bones, joints, gastrointestinal studies etc.
  • Mammography, to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.
  • Angiography, to examine the heart, blood vessels, and blood flow.
  • Fluoroscopy, i.e., real-time images that show movement
  • Computerized tomography (CT scans), i.e., detailed cross-sectional images of the body
As part of their professional duty, technologists:
  • Provide appropriate information about procedures to patients and support persons and verify understanding.
  • Provide education and support to patients and families/support persons.
  • Provide compassionate care for patient’s physiological, cognitive and psychological needs.
  • Position patients for imaging procedures using anatomical landmarks and knowledge of relational anatomy.
  • Align imaging system to demonstrate required anatomical structure(s)
  • Ensure patients, staff, and visitors are protected from radiation
  • Monitor patient throughout procedure and respond as necessary.
  • Assist the radiologist for angiography and interventional procedures
  • Administer substances required for clinical procedures.
  • Manage a variety of imaging systems.
  • Analyze image and data quality and respond.

The radiologist, a doctor who specializes in interpreting radiographic images, reviews and interprets the images. For the referring physician, the radiologist’s interpretation is an important tool in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient.   

Radiological technologists make up about 80% of the 10,000 members represented by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Visit www.camrt.ca for more information.

This program has been recognized by the Canadian Forces. Visit http://cfo-oafc.accc.ca/search.php for recognition information.

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