Medical Radiography Technology
Our program is designed to give you a well-rounded education, with a mix of hands-on training and theoretical coursework. You'll learn from experienced instructors who are dedicated to your success, and you'll get to work with state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment in the partner hospitals.
MEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA PROGRAM*
Medical Radiography Technology is imaging technology used to diagnose various ailments and is the art and science of correctly positioning the patient and X-ray equipment to produce and record images for visualizing the extent of pathology (disease) or injury. It includes the use of computed tomography (CT), interventional radiology (IR), bone densitometry and mammography (breast imaging), among others.
Our Medical Radiography Technology program trains students as medical radiologic technologists, educating them in the areas of patient care, radiation safety, computerized imaging techniques, and anatomy and pathology. It is designed to ensure graduates are responsible for the safe and competent operation of a wide range of X-ray generating machines, the production of digital images, and use of accessory medical equipment.
Medical Radiography Technology was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.
*This program has been “registered” for accreditation status with Accreditation Canada/EQual™.*
*“Registered” status serves as an important demonstration of our commitment to providing quality education in alignment with accreditation and regulatory requirements. “Registered” status is not an “Accreditation” status, nor does it guarantee any eventual accreditation.
MASSIVE MEDICAL RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS SHORTAGE MEANS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!
Medical imaging backlogs were prevalent before COVID-19, and have now reached critical levels, threatening patient care, posing a pressing and immediate need for medical radiography technology professionals. With this, and the exponential increase, year to year, in the aging population requiring diagnostic scans to help treat injury and disease, this career holds near-limitless opportunities.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
The Medical Radiography Technology program is 78 weeks, full-time program where students are trained as radiologic technologists, responsible for the safe and competent operation of a wide range of X-ray generating machines, the production of digital images, and use of accessory medical equipment. Students will complete courses in anatomy and pathology, apparatus, and image management, computed tomography, radiation protection, general and specialized radiographic techniques, professional practice, and patient care. They will also focus on specialized imaging, clinical integration, quality assurance and control, and professional practice. Additionally, students will complete three clinical placements where they rotate through general and specialized Medical Imaging departments, applying what they have learned in these clinical settings.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Clinical placement will offer a range of professional skills and benefits to students. The student will apply their theoretical knowledge in a practical application, receive hands-on experience in real clinical settings, and apply effective communication skills with patients and their family, clinical staff and peers. The student will problem-solve, use critical thinking techniques, develop interpersonal skills and teamwork, apply time management and organizational techniques, make decisions in professional settings, apply conflict resolution and adaptability techniques, and gain understanding of ethical and legal considerations in clinical practice.
WHAT SETS US APART
Beyond our industry-expert instructors, easy-to-use learning materials and real-world training – what sets us apart, is a community of support, sharing your interests and goals for creating a life-changing career path, one that will become like a family as you navigate your way to success.
All students must meet one of the following minimum requirements for enrollment:
- High school diploma/GED, or
- 19 years of age or older at time of program start.
All students must also have completed senior level (Gr. 11 or 12) or post-secondary coursework in the following subjects:
- Physics or equivalent
- Anatomy & Physiology or Biology or equivalent.
Applicants with post-secondary education must provide official transcripts for all secondary and post-secondary institutions attended.
Students with English as an additional language (ESL/EAL) must demonstrate English language proficiency through one of the following measures:
- Minimum 70% in English 12 or 70% in Communications 12
- Minimum 70% in post-secondary level English or Communications coursework.
- Successful completion of a standardized language proficiency test at or above ONE of the following standards:
- Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7
- IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5
- TOEFL iBT score of 78
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 169
- Pearson Test of English (PTE-A) score of 51.6
- Versant English Placement Test (VEPT) score of 68
Foreign trained individuals must have their credentials assessed for equivalency by WES, ICES or a comparable organization.
Profession Specific Aptitude Test
Applicants will be assessed on their capacity to understand and follow directions. The assessment may include questions related to reading comprehension, math, science, career awareness, and reasoning-type questions, or scenarios related to interpersonal interactions.
All applicants must complete the CASPer test.
CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that are important for successful students and graduates of this healthcare program. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our admission selection process.
- Students must submit clear criminal record check through the Criminal Records Review Program
- N95 respiratory mask fitting
- Students must submit an up-to-date Anderson College Immunization Report
- Students must provide CPR Level C with an issue date within three months of the program start
- Students must provide proof of 8 hours of volunteer time in a medical imaging clinical setting prior to entering the MRT program
Please note that possession of the prerequisite course requirements does not guarantee admission. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available in the program, Anderson College reserves the right to select from among those applicants. All qualified students will be given equal consideration.
Anderson College offers reserved seats for individuals selected from our affiliated hospitals, Indigenous, rural and British Columbia students. Only applicants who self-identify as First Nation, Métis, or Inuit or those with a home address (living) in rural and British Columbia regions will be eligible for these seats. The same selection process will apply to the above noted applicants. If the seats are not filled by a specified date, they will be offered to waitlisted applicants.
Anderson College is proud to deliver the Medical Radiography Technology program with the support of the following Health Authorities::
- Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)
- Fraser Health (FH)
- Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
- Providence Health Care (PHC)
Students in the Medical Radiography Technology diploma program can have a rewarding career in:
- Hospitals and Clinics
- Educational Institutions
- Management and Leadership
- Government and Regulatory Authorities
- Medical Imaging Companies
- Private Medical Imaging Centres
- Private Surgical Facilities
- Sales and Marketing
TUITION & FEES
Medical Radiography Technology Diploma Program tuition fees (in CAD) for Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.
Books (est): $2,200
Medical Radiography Technology Diploma Program tuition fees (in CAD) for international students.
Books (est): $2,200
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