Mental and/or Physical Requirements

All students accepted to the Radiologic Technology program must meet physical and mental requirements. Accepted students must be able to:

1. 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.
3. 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.