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Medical Radiologic Technology

Combine your attention to detail with innovative imaging technology to help understand health and ensure accurate treatment.

Become a vital part of the health care experience. Build the technical knowledge and practical skills you need to produce medical images, monitor patient health and inform treatment.

Through the Medical Radiologic Technology program, you’ll learn to perform diagnostic and interventional imaging procedures using ionizing radiation and imaging equipment in preparation for an entry-level career as a medical radiologic technologist (MRT).

Through classroom learning and simulated labs, you’ll learn to produce radiographic images (X-rays) and perform mammography examinations to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. You’ll also develop skills in angiography (interventional studies used to examine the heart, blood vessels and blood flow), fluoroscopy (real-time dynamic images that show movement) and computerized tomography (detailed cross-sectional images of the body).

As part of your professional duties, you’ll learn to verify patient information, educate patients and support persons about imaging procedures and provide compassionate care for patients’ physical, cognitive and psychological needs. You’ll also ensure patients, staff and visitors are protected from radiation, monitor patients during procedures and respond as necessary.

After completing this program, you’ll also be qualified to assist radiologists with angiography and interventional procedures, administer substances required for procedures and analyze image and data quality.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Advanced Diploma
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Competitive admission
  • Application Deadline
    April 15
  • Program Length
    28 months
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you’ll build the knowledge and skills needed to operate advanced imaging equipment as an entry-level medical radiologic technologist. You’ll learn to perform imaging procedures and support patients in various acute care settings, including operating rooms and intensive care units.

TERM 1

Explore the foundations of radiological technology, radiology physics, biology and patient care through practical classroom and laboratory activities.

TERM 2

Expand your knowledge, enhance your understanding of radiological theory and develop imaging skills in a simulated lab environment.

TERM 3

Further your understanding of radiological theory while developing advanced imaging skills in a simulated lab environment. Explore issues affecting health care.

TERM 4

Work alongside MRTs in an acute care centre to build crucial work experience and industry connections during your first clinical practicum.

TERM 5

Complete your second clinical practicum to further develop your imaging skills and expand your professional network.

TERM 6

Develop advanced clinical techniques and independent decision-making skills in preparation for graduation and a career as an entry-level technologist.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Medical radiologic technologist, hospital
  • Medical radiologic technologist, medical clinics
  • Application specialist
  • Technical advisor
  • Radiation protection specialist
  • Manager
  • Researcher

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

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Combine your understanding of the human body with specialized skills to provide patient-focused care as a technologist.
Our student supports and passionate instructors are determined to help you succeed, from your first day of class to your first industry interview.
Develop your skills in our modern facilities, using the same state-of-the-art equipment as industry experts.
Build confidence through classes and practical learning labs before testing your expertise in two clinical practicum placements.
Take change into your own hands. Develop the skills and confidence you need to graduate career-ready and make a difference on the frontlines.

Graduate Success

Many Medical Radiologic Technology graduates work as front-line health care providers in hospitals and clinics across Manitoba. Some grads also pursue careers in teaching, management and research positions or work as application specialists, technical advisors and representatives for diagnostic imaging equipment and supply manufacturers.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

100% – NEW GRADS HIRED

With an education from RRC Polytech, you join a community of alumni making a difference in health care. Our close connections with employers and industry leaders mean you build skills that put you ahead of the industry and prepare you to lead, succeed and innovate from day one.

100% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

At RRC Polytech, our goal is your career success. You’ll experience small class sizes, applied learning, passionate instructors and a work-integrated education – all focused on training you to be a confident, career-ready grad.

$61K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

Medical Radiologic Technology grads are a highly valued part of the health-care system. The specialized knowledge and technical skills you develop through this program are vital to patient care, medical research and technological development and open the door to many fulfilling opportunities.

“Without RRC, my life would truly have been different. Thank you RRC Polytech.”

Jordan Veale – MRT Educational Assistant
RRC Polytech

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Medical Radiologic Technology student, you are compassionate, work well with others and are motivated to help the sick and injured. You have a strong academic background, especially in science and medicine, and can communicate complex information efficiently. You also enjoy working in a team environment and can adapt to constant technological change.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Challenge-driven
  • Community-oriented
  • Critical thinker
  • Ethical
  • Practical

SKILLS

  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Motivation
  • Problem solving
  • Work ethic

INTERESTS

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Computers
  • Medicine
  • People
  • Communications
  • Health care

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