HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL. SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY. HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL. The place where it all began. A state-of-the-art facility. WHERE HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL IS TODAY. Wilhelm Roentgen discovered X-rays in 1895. First X-ray was of his wife’s hand which was on a piece of glass.
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SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
The place where it all began.
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.History of Radiology
Inpatients: various ages and conditions, some ambulatory, most bedridden, some unconscious, pre/post surgicalTYPES OF PATIENTS
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.
Founded in 1988
Originally started because of staff shortage
First Graduating class was in 1990 with five students
11 more to graduate in June 2008
95 percent pass rate on National Registry over the last five years
22 months, full time (40 hours per week)
31 hours in clinic and 9 hours in the classroom
Time of operation
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (subject to change depending on clinical rotation)
Personal Time Off
180 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)
Registration fee for all accepted applicants is $150.
Books are approximately $1,000.
Uniforms are approximately $200.
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.ADA CRITERIA FOR ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Medical Ethics & Law
Radiographic Film Processing
Basic Principals of CT
Introduction to PACS
Evaluation of Radiographs
Special Radiographic Procedures
COURSES OFFERED AND REQUIRED
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.
PREREQUISITE COLLEGE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
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 margins
What is a marker and where should it be placed?
Junior Year One Month Rotations
Senior Year One Month Rotations
During 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.
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.
Separate from Medical Imaging, Pain Management is a department of its own. Here students learn to operate a C-arm during epidural steriod injections.
Fluoro 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.
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.
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.
Portable 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.
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.
Angiography is a modality that specializes in the imaging of the vessels in the body. Images are produced through the use of a
C-arm much like the one used in the OR and EPIs.
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.
This 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.
This rotation is done during your senior year. It gives the student another perspective on diagnostic radiology outside of the normal daytime shift.
This rotation also is done only during your senior year. It allows the student to see how weekends differ from weekday shifts.
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SCHOOL OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
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FEBRUARY 1, 2011