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1 SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY HOLY CROSS HOSPITALSCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
2 The place where it all began. HOLY CROSS HOSPITALThe place where it all began.
3 WHERE HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL IS TODAY A state-of-the-art facility
4 History of Radiology Wilhelm Roentgen discovered X-rays in 1895. First X-ray was of his wife’s hand which was on a piece of glass.X-rays were used for entertainment: checked for foot sizes, used at circuses, bone portraits, home models were even sold for parties.In the beginning, there were a lot of safety issues due to the unknown hazards of radiation exposure.
5 WHAT DOES AN X-RAY TECHNOLOGIST DO? Patient care: dealing with patients in various states of healthPosition patient correctly so desired anatomy is visualizedRadiation protection: time, distance, shieldingLive X-ray exams: Fluoroscopy (X-ray video)Responsible for cleaning and stocking all X-ray exam roomsObtaining and documenting patient history
7 PURPOSE OF MEDICAL X-RAYS Diagnose fractures and pathologyFluoroscopy diagnoses pathology
8 TYPES OF PATIENTSOutpatients: mostly ambulatory sometimes immobile, various agesInpatients: various ages and conditions, some ambulatory, most bedridden, some unconscious, pre/post surgical
9 WHERE CAN YOU WORK? Hospitals Outpatient facilities Doctors offices Mobile radiographyTravel tech agency
10 HOW MUCH MONEY WILL YOU MAKE? Varies on location, experience and facilityAverage starting salary is $40,000 to $50,000Continued education/cross-trained tech can lead to making a higher salary
11 WHY CHOOSE HCHSRT? Tuition and books are inexpensive More hands-on experienceA lot more clinic time than a four-year/two-year college programOnly 22 monthsOpportunity to possibly work at hospital when finished school
12 PROGRAM MISSION AND GOAL Mission statement - In accordance with Holy Cross Hospital, the School of Radiologic Technology will firmly dedicate itself to the education of professionals skilled in the art and science of radiography. To ensure service excellence is delivered to our communities of interest we will emphasize the need for high standards of patient care, and always strive to meet our goals through utilization of continuous improvement methods.Goal - The purpose of the School of Radiologic Technology is to provide a social and professional atmosphere in which the student can obtain the skills and attitudes necessary for an eventual position in the field of radiologic technology.
13 HistoryFounded in 1988Originally started because of staff shortageFirst Graduating class was in 1990 with five students11 more to graduate in June 200895 percent pass rate on National Registry over the last five years
14 Length of program22 months, full time (40 hours per week)31 hours in clinic and 9 hours in the classroomTime of operation7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (subject to change depending on clinical rotation)Personal Time Off180 hours per year (If student exceeds the allotted time he/she will be dismissed from program.)7 Holidays (New Year’s Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
15 Tuition is $2,000 and is payable in four installments of $500. Registration fee for all accepted applicants is $150.Books are approximately $1,000.Uniforms are approximately $200.
16 ADA CRITERIA FOR ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Must have visual acuity and manual dexterity to work with a computer keyboard and monitor, to perform essential job functions.Must be able to hear and verbally communicate with the telephone, for essential duties involving receiving and giving information.Must be able to lift, carry for short distances, push or pull a cart, weights in excess of 75 pounds, to perform essential job functions.
17 APPLICATION PROCESS High School Diploma or GED Completed Prerequisite coursesApplication submitted by February 1 of each yearAcademic Aptitude testScore in the upper 25 percentile of applicants (75 percent or better)InterviewThree Character referencesEssayObservation day
18 PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS English CompositionEnglish CommunicationFinite Math/ College MathAnatomy & Physiology with Lab (may include Part 1 and 2)Biology with LabBasic Microsoft Word/PowerPoint/Excel or PC equivalent
19 ONCE ACCEPTED, THE STUDENT MUST: Pass a physical examination provided by your physician.Pass the drug screening test provided by Holy Cross Hospital.Clear the background check.
20 ACCREDITATION Maryland High Education Commission Private Career Schools of Montgomery CountyJRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)Protect Students welfareMake sure we are following the main governing bodies.Adhere to Holy Cross Policies and Procedures
21 COURSES OFFERED AND REQUIRED Intro. to RadiographyMedical Ethics & LawMedical TerminologyRadiographic AnatomyRadiographic ProceduresRadiographic Film ProcessingBasic Principals of CTRadiation ProtectionIntroduction to PACSCR/DR ProcessingEvaluation of RadiographsRadiographic PathologyRadiation PhysicsRadiation Biology/ProtectionSpecial Radiographic ProceduresImaging EquipmentQuality AssuranceDevelopmental TestingRegistry Review
22 PREREQUISITE COLLEGE COURSE REQUIREMENTS English – 3 credits (minimum)General Biology – 3 credits (minimum)College-level Math – 3 credits (minimum)A & P part 1 & 2 with Lab – 3 credits (minimum)Speech – 3 credits (minimum)Computer Class (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel credit)Degree agreements available with MCC.See program director if interested.
23 The following radiographs show normal lumbar spine anatomy. Progressing caudally, the vertebral bodies increase in stature. The disc spaces also increase in size until L5-S1, which is often smaller than L4-L5.Like the thoracic spine, the vertebral bodies should have smooth alignment and continuous sclerotic marginsAP VIEWLATERAL VIEW
24 MARKERS AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS What is a marker and where should it be placed?
25 REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION Completion of clinical comps examsCompletion of clinical objectives“B” average clinically“C” average Academic (per class per quarter)Financial obligations
26 CLINICAL ROTATIONS AT HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL Junior Year One Month RotationsSenior Year One Month RotationsSpecial Rotations
27 JUNIOR ROTATIONS Routines Emergency Room and Express CarePain Management or Epidurals (EPIs)FluoroscopyIVP/Room 2/ERCPModalities (Ultrasound, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography)Surgery or Operating RoomCommunity Radiology(Off-site)Portables
28 ROUTINES ROTATIONDuring your first year as a student at Holy Cross Hospital, you will rotate through a month of routine diagnositic X-ray. Each day you will be assigned to assist a technologist in performing various exams.
29 EMERGENCY CENTER AND EXPRESS CARE ROTATION Both juniors and seniors will spend one month each year in the Emergency Center. There, the student will be exposed to a fast-paced and demanding facet of radiology.
30 PAIN MANAGEMENT ROTATION Separate from Medical Imaging, Pain Management is a department of its own. Here students learn to operate a C-arm during epidural steriod injections.
31 FLUOROSCOPY ROTATIONFluoro is a branch of diagnostic radiology. Fluoro exams include barium enemas, small bowel follow throughs, upper GIs, esphograms and other like studies requiring contrasting agents.
32 IVP/ROOM 2/ERCP ROTATION IVP or intraveinous pyelogram are studies of the kidneys often using a tomography unit. ERCPs are studies using small cameras inserted into the body and are most often done in room 2.
33 MODALITIES ROTATIONStudents will learn the protocol for performing exams in the following areas:UltrasoundNuclear MedicineMRIMammography
34 SURGERY OR OPERATING ROOM ROTATION During this rotation, the student will be exposed to exams done in the operating room either during, after or prior to a surgery. Exams performed in this rotation are done using a portable C-arm.
35 PORTABLES ROTATIONPortable or bedside radiography is a form of mobile imaging done by our department. These portable X-ray machines are equipped to image unstable patients not capable of traveling to the department.
37 COMPUTER-ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY CAT scan is another modality in which the machine cuts the body into image slices to better view the internal organs of the body. Here the student will learn the equipment and protocol for performing CAT scans.
39 ANGIOGRAPHYAngiography is a modality that specializes in the imaging of the vessels in the body. Images are produced through the use of aC-arm much like the one used in the OR and EPIs.
40 CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION LAB In this modality, the student learns the importance of the studies done in the Cath Lab. Specialized images of the heart, great vessels and placement of cardiac aids are produced here.
41 RADIOLOGIST ROTATIONThis rotation takes place in the radiology reading room. Each day, the student is assigned to a Radiologist to observe the reading of films. The student learns what the doctor is looking for in each particular study.
42 EVENING ROTATIONThis rotation is done during your senior year. It gives the student another perspective on diagnostic radiology outside of the normal daytime shift.
43 WEEKEND ROTATIONThis rotation also is done only during your senior year. It allows the student to see how weekends differ from weekday shifts.