Radiologic Imaging Technology FAQs
Have questions? We've compiled a few of the most commonly asked questions and answers for your convenience below.
The University of Cincinnati does not have an ultrasound program.
The Radiologic Imaging Technology Program admits students through a selective admissions process. Students need to declare the major of Pre-Health Professions with interest in Radiologic Imaging Technology (RIT). Upon meeting selective admissions requirements, students may apply to the Radiologic Imaging Technology program.
The program is primarily taught face-to-face in the classroom, lab, and clinical with a few courses delivered in the hybrid or online format.
No, the program is a three-year accelerated bachelor’s degree and is very time intensive (40 hours per week participation including on-site clinical education at local medical facilities. This program also includes two full summer semesters.
The program is primarily full-time Monday through Friday during the day with some clinical rotations during the evening.
Students are strongly discouraged from attempting to work more than a light part-time job.
Once fully accepted into the Radiologic Imaging Technology program, it consists of five consecutive semesters, consisting of 13-16 credit hours each semester.
The program offers information sessions throughout the year so prospective students can meet with program faculty and professional Pre-health Professions Advisors, ask questions about the program, and learn more about the career. Register for an information session online for full details. Students receive credit during the application process for attending an information session.
The Transfer and Transition Advising Center can assist you with evaluation of previous college credits.
Transfer credits must be fully evaluated for applicability to the radiologic imaging technology program as part of the college admissions process. If you are a prospective student, the Transfer and Transition Advising Center (TTAC) can assist you with evaluation of previous college credits.
After you are admitted to UC Blue Ash, meet with a Pre-Health Professions Advisor to ensure you are taking the correct courses to apply for the Radiologic Imaging Technology program.
The Pre-Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (PAMIT) Program is a transition-oriented program. This program fulfills the first two years of course work at UC Blue Ash College and the remaining years Information about the PAMIT Program offered at the UC Blue Ash College can be found Pre-Advanced Medical Imaging Technology Program.
A radiographer is a trained professional who has passed a national certification exam and can perform diagnostic x-rays on patients using a variety of radiation generating equipment. Radiographers may utilize materials visible by x-rays to highlight certain areas of the body not normally seen. These materials may be introduced into the body via any orifice or via an IV. Radiographers must be able to care for patients, understand and calculate technical factors used in generating radiation, administer medications, move and manipulate patients and heavy equipment, stand and walk for long periods of time, and be able to communicate well in written and oral forms with a diverse population. A radiographer is also referred to as a radiologic technologist.
A radiographer is NOT a radiation therapist who treats patients with radiation or a sonographer who utilizes ultrasound technology.
A radiographer does not diagnose. This will be done by a radiologist. A radiologist is a physician who has completed medical school and specialized in radiology through extensive internships and fellowships.
You do not need the placement test if your courses meet or exceed the minimum requirements for application to the program.
Taking general education courses at UC Blue Ash is optional, but students are highly encouraged to take courses listed in the first two semesters at UC Blue Ash College. All Radiologic Imaging Technology program courses must be taken at UC Blue Ash College.
Students interested in gaining admittance into Year 2 of the program should meet regularly with their Academic Advisor. Students should continue to make contact with their Advisor each term to confirm their plans for the upcoming semester and stay on track to be a competitive applicant.
Yes. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon drug test results.
Yes. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the background check results.
Determinations for clinical placements are made by the clinical sites on a case-by-case basis after they review drug screen and background check results. The program does not make this decision. An ARRT pre-ethics review will also be required for any background check and/or drug screen that is not clean.
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