All students accepted to the Radiologic Technology program must meet physical and mental requirements. Accepted students must be able to:
reach to adjust the x-ray tube, at a height of 76-80 inches from the floor.
|2.||stand, lift and carry up to 5 imaging receptors, each weighing 2 to 10 pounds.|
||while standing, safely move patients in standard wheelchairs and stretchers throughout the facility, and, without assistance, assist physically cooperative patient transfers from the wheelchair and stretcher to radiographic table.|
|4.||while standing, with assistance from departmental personnel, safely move immobile patients from the stretcher to radiographic table.|
|5.||provide clear verbal commands to the patient who is positioned for imaging at a distance of 6 to 10 feet from the technologist control area.|
|6.||with or without sight correction, read and adjust the x-ray control panel and visualize collimator lights to accurately center and position the patient.|
|7.||with or without auditory aids, hear the patient at a distance of 6 to 10 feet.|
|8.||react immediately without impediment to auditory and visual signals from the patient and related care equipment.|
|9.||safely handle imaging supplies and accessories without experiencing hypersensitivity/allergic reactions. Students at risk for hypersensitive/allergic reactions to image developer or fixer chemicals and image contrast media are subject to adverse job performance.|
In addition to the aforementioned physical requirements, students must not be physically dependent on non-prescribed drugs. Meeting the physical requirements of the Radiologic Technology program does not guarantee that the student will meet the physical requirements of institutions that employ radiologic technologists.