Medical Imaging Program

Join one of the fastest growing fields in healthcare! Our Medical Imaging Program is an accredited, 27-month certificate program that offers you exceptional classroom and clinical experiences in preparation for an exciting career in imaging.

For more than 70 years, the program has educated women and men who have continued to serve in every field of radiologic imaging, both here at Reading Health System and in locations across the nation.

Medical Imaging Catalog

Download a copy of our Medical Imaging Program catalog, containing the mission, goals, and curriculum information.

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A Rewarding Medical Imaging Career

The fast-paced, ever-changing profession of radiography allows imaging professionals to utilize technical, scientific, and interpersonal skills when providing compassionate radiologic care for their patients. Through the performance of

Through the performance of high-quality radiologic exams, radiographers play an integral role in assisting their patient's achievement of health. A great deal of personal and professional satisfaction can be realized as this information, critical for the diagnosis and treatment of disease, is acquired. To begin an exciting career in Medical Imaging, apply today at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences.

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Medical Imaging Program reserves the right to make necessary changes to the program, curriculum, costs, policies, procedures, and calendar. The Program reserves the right to clarify any information printed on the website or in official school publications.

Now Accepting Applications - January 2018 Enrollment

We are accepting applications for January 2018 enrollment - apply today!

About the Profession

A radiologic technologist is a healthcare professional skilled in the theory and practice of the technical aspects of the use of x-rays for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. There have been many technical advances in this field since the discovery of x-rays in 1895. It would be difficult to diagnose or treat medical problems without this team of the following radiology services:

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT SCAN)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR or MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Mammography
  • Neurovascular Radiology, Digital Vascular Imaging and Angiography
  • Routine Diagnostic Radiography
  • Radiology Assistant/Practitioner

Learn more about Medical Imaging in our FAQs [PDF]

Educational Requirements

Do you enjoy helping others, science/anatomy, photography, communication, and technology? Few professions are as diverse as radiologic technology. A strong interest in the sciences and a solid foundation in basic math skills are essential for success in this very technically oriented field of healthcare.

Daily tasks include operating imaging equipment, utilization of computer systems, and strong communication skills. Of equal importance is the desire to deliver these services to the patient in a sincere, compassionate and ethical manner.

Accreditation

Our program satisfies the requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Please refer to www.jrcert.org for additional information.

Alvernia University Affiliation

The program has established an affiliation with:

Alvernia University
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
www.alvernia.edu

Admissions: 610-796-8269
admissions@alvernia.edu