in the School of Health Professions
The radiologic technologist is a prominent member of the health care team focused on the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Radiologic technologists work with ionizing radiation, radiopharmaceuticals, sound waves and magnetic fields to produce medical images in diagnostic imaging or radiology departments of hospitals and medical clinics or free-standing imaging centers.
Diagnostic Imaging is a specialty devoted to the study of routine and advanced radiographic imaging procedures. The curriculum includes emerging advanced technologies in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The program prepares student for various careers in hospitals, clinics, education, and management.
The program offers five tracks leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.
Visit the program on the campus of MD Anderson during one of the program information sessions.
See the program's Outcome Effectiveness Data.
Dean: Shirley Richmond, Ed.D.
Program Director: William Undie, Ed.D.
Education Coordinator of Computed Tomography: Deborah Scroggins, M.S.R.S.
Education Coordinator of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Sonja Boiteaux, M.S.R.S.
Education Coordinator of Education/Management: Suzieann Richards-Bass, M.A.Ed., M.B.A.
Medical Director: Aurelio Matamoros, M.D.
The Diagnostic Imaging program is accredited by and has conformed its curriculum to the standards published and monitored by the:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Upon completion of the program, students will qualify for examination and certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT.
The program has developed affiliations with medical institutions in Texas, so that students will develop expertise in a variety of settings and experience the breadth of opportunity available to a certified radiologist. During the clinical phase of instruction, training and supervision are provided in affiliated hospitals and clinical laboratories.
Five-year average credentialing examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography exam) pass rate of not less than 85 percent at first attempt within six months of graduation.
|Year||Pass Rate||Number of Students|
|2011||100%||9 of 9|
|2012||100%||13 of 13|
|2013||91%||20 of 22|
|2014||88%||14 of 16|
|2015||94%||16 of 17|
5-Year Average 95%
Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the clinical phase of the program within 150% of the stated program length. The program length for the clinical phase of the program is 20 months and program completion rate is defined as those students graduating within 20 months of beginning the clinical phase of the program.
|Year||Completion Rate||Number of Students|
5-Year Average 84%
Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within twelve months of graduation.
|Year||Placement Rate||Number of Students|
|2011||100%||6 of 6 employed|
|2011||100%||9 of 9 employed|
|2012||92%||11 of 13 employed;
2 not actively seeking employment
|2013||95%||17 of 20 employed;
1 not actively seeking employment;
2 continued with post-graduate education
|2014||100%||15 of 16 employed;
1 continued with post-graduate education
|2015||TBD||Data to be collected in August 2016|
5-Year Average 100%
For more information regarding program effectiveness data visit the relevant Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technolog web site.