Program Coordinator Diagnostic Imaging: Arnulfo Montiel
Local: 1357 Office: 4A.8
Diagnostic Imaging is a three-year program within Radiological Technologies.
The diagnostic imaging technologist or radiographer positions patients on radiographic equipment, determines and sets the exposure factors on the x-ray generator unit and exposes then sees to the processing of analog and digital images for the radiologist to interpret and diagnose.
Among the skills students in the Diagnostic Imaging program will acquire are:
- safely operating x-ray equipment and other forms of energy used to diagnose disease
- recording and processing images on x-ray films and digital storage media
- caring for patients undergoing examination
In the third year of the program, students gain valuable clinical experience by working and studying in affiliated health centres.
Graduates receive a DEC, which entitles them to write the examination of l'Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale et en radio-oncologie du Québec (OTIMRO). Those who successfully complete this examination become registered technologists; they are able to work across Canada and in many other countries. Graduates must meet provincial French requirements before being granted a work permit in Québec.
Graduates of this program may work in ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and other digital imaging modalities.
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