Medical Imaging (Radiography)

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The Medical Imaging (Radiography) program at Misericordia University receives 5-year accreditation from The Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (J.R.C.E.R.T.)

JRCERT Standards

Mission Statement

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The Medical Imaging Program, with continuing affirmation of the mission of Misericordia University, will strive to fulfill the following goals:

Goal 1. Clinical Performance and Competence

Students will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to function as an entry-level radiographer.

  1. The student will demonstrate knowledge of proper positioning.
  2. The student will demonstrate proper exposure factor selection.
  3. The student will apply appropriate radiation protection measures.
  4. The student will demonstrate technical competence.
  5. The student will demonstrate optimal patient care.
Goal 2. Critical Thinking

Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.

  1. The student will evaluate images effectively.
  2. The student will adapt knowledge to non-routine situations.
  3. The student will formulate conclusions/analysis of data for lab experiments.
Goal 3. Communication

Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.

  1. The student will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  2. The student will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  3. The students will demonstrate information literacy.

Goal 4. Professionalism

Students/graduates will demonstrate professionalism.
  1. Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.

Goal 5. Overall Program Effectiveness

The program will graduate competent, employable, entry level radiologic technologists in a timely manner.

  1. Graduates indicate satisfaction with their education received.
  2. Graduates are capable of successful completion of the primary A.R.R.T. exam in Radiography on the first attempt.
  3. Students indicate the ability to to obtain employment in the radiology profession.
  4. Successfully complete the Senior Assessment Test in MI 415.
  5. Employers demonstrate satisfaction with program graduates.
  6. Successfully complete the program.

In addition to the overall sustained goals of the program, yearly goals are developed by the full-time faculty for each academic year. The faculty review the proposed goals each May following the year in which they were implemented. Assessment is determined regarding attainment of the goals and a report to the college dean and vice-president of academic affairs is prepared. These may be found in the office of the department chair of Medical Imaging labeled "Annual Report".

Program Effectiveness Data

Bachelor of Science degree provides:

  • education in the application of ionizing radiation,
  • education in the liberal arts,
  • experience in a variety of clinical settings off-campus, and
  • practical application in energized laboratory facilities on-campus

all for the purpose of pursuing a career in the field of Medical Imaging (Radiography).

Careers in the Field of Medical Imaging (Radiography)

Radiographer(R)Computed Tomography Technologist (CT)
Mammographer (M)Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist (MR)
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (N) Or (CNMT)Sonographer (RDMS)
Radiation Therapist (T)Quality Management (QM)
Cardiovascular Interventional Technologist (CV)Special Procedures Technologist
Bone Densitometrist (BD)Health Physicist
Sales Representative

To learn more about what a Radiologic Technologist is

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Code of Ethics

Principle 1

The Radiologic Technologist conducts himself/herself in a professional manner, responds to patient needs, and supports colleagues and associates in providing quality patient care.

Principle 2

The Radiologic Technologist acts to advance the principle objective of the profession to provide services to humanity with full respect for the dignity of mankind.

Principle 3

The Radiologic Technologist delivers patient care and service unrestricted by concerns of the personal attributes or the nature of the disease or illness, and without discrimination, regardless of sex, race, creed, religion, or socioeconomic status.

Principle 4

The Radiologic Technologist practices technology founded upon theoretical knowledge and concepts, utilizes equipment and accessories consistent with the purpose for which they have been designed, and employs procedures and techniques appropriately.

Principle 5

The Radiologic Technologist assesses situations, exercises care, discretion and judgment, assumes responsibility for professional decisions, and acts in the best interest of the patient.

Principle 6

The Radiologic Technologist acts as an agent through observation and communication to obtain pertinent information for the physician to aid in the diagnosis and treatment management of the patient, and recognizes that interpretation and diagnosis are outside the scope of practice for the profession.

Principle 7

The Radiologic Technologist utilizes equipment and accessories, employs techniques and procedures, performs services in accordance with and accepted standard of practice, and demonstrates expertise in limiting the radiation exposure to the patient, self, and other members of the health care team.

Principle 8

The Radiologic Technologist practices ethical conduct appropriate to the profession, and protects the patient's right to quality radiologic technology care.

Principle 9

The Radiologic Technologist respects confidences entrusted in the course of professional practice, respects the patient's right to privacy, and reveals confidential information only as required by law or to protect the welfare of the individual or the community.

Principle 10

The Radiologic Technologist continually strives to improve knowledge and skills by participating in educational and professional activities, sharing knowledge with colleagues and investigating new and innovative aspects of professional practice. One means available to improve knowledge and skill is through professional continuing education.

Revised and adapted by the ASRT and ARRT, February, 2003. Click Here for the ASRT Code of Ethics.

For additional information about a career in Medical Imaging (Radiography) visit

View the resources at "Careers in Radiologic Technology" which include:

  • Explore Careers
  • What Do Radiologic Technologists Do?
  • Career Videos
  • Career Pathways

For more information about this program please contact:

Loraine (Lorie) Zelna, M.S., RT (R)(MR)
Interim Department Chair and Associate Professor

Medical Imaging Department
Misericordia University
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612-1098

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