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Medical Radiologic Technology
Overview
  • Two-year diploma
  • August entry date
  • 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.
  • Submission of evidence of current and completed immunizations and testing is required within 30 days of applying to this program. Some immunizations and tests may take up to seven months to complete
  • 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 Program Progression Requirements for more info. 

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., x-rays of the chest, bones, joints, gastrointestinal studies, and spine
  • 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:

  • Explain the procedure to patients
  • Answer questions as fully as possible
  • Contribute to patient education
  • Comfort patients and provide emotional support
  • Position patients and equipment correctly
  • Ensure patients, staff, and visitors are protected from radiation
  • Monitor patients during the procedure
  • Assist the radiologist for angiographs and interventional procedures
  • Operate the equipment

The radiologist, a doctor who specializes in interpreting x-rays, studies the images and dispenses advice that helps the treating physician make a diagnosis and prescribe an appropriate course of treatment to the 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.

Applicants who are interested in working in rural locations are encouraged to review the Diagnostic Services of Manitoba website at http://www.dsmanitoba.ca/careers/sponsorships.html

Red River College endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.