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Goals and Outcomes

Goal 1:

Upon completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for clincal competence to enable them to find and retain employment in the medical imaging field.


  • Graduates will provide a level of care to satisfy the needs of patients while in the medical imaging field
  • Graduates will demonstrate adequate clinical competency as an entry-level technologist

Goal 2:

Students will graduate with the ability to interact as a healthcare worker in a compassionate, ethical and professional manner.


  • Students will demonstrate positive ethical behaviors
  • Students will perform tasks in a professional manner
  • Students will perform tasks in a compassionate manner

Goal 3:

Students will graduate with the necessary oral and written communication skills to interact with patients and other healthcare providers.


  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills

Goal 4:

Students will be able to think critically and solve problems in their clinical work environment integrating clinical and didactic (medical imaging, anatomy, positioning, equipment, patient care, radiation biology/protection, radiographic quality/quality assurance and radiologic physics) instruction.


  • Students will develop critical thinking skills
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to verbalize solutions to problems regarding rejected images
  • Students will be aware of patient condition and be able to adapt positioning and technique as appropriate

Goal 5:

Students will have a functioning knowledge of radiation protection for patients, self and others and be able to assess patients for safety and satisfaction during all medical imaging examinations.


  • Students will demonstrate radiation protection skills including time, distance, and shielding as appropriate
  • Students will demonstrate continual assessment of patient condition for safety and satisfaction during all medical imaging examinations

Goal 6:

The program will promote professional growth and create an awareness of lifelong learning.


  • Students will recognize the significance of professional organizations and membership
  • Students will be active in the VSRT/ASRT meetings and use ASRT/AHRA publications for education
  • Students will understand the importance of confidentiality pertaining to patient information (HIPAA)
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the pathways of career advancement