Program Goals

The program ensures that the students are able to:

  • effectively use  digital medical imaging equipment related to the procedures outlined in the OTIMROEPMQ/CAMRT competency profiles;
  • explain and apply in the clinical environment the theory behind all the procedures outlined in the OTIMROEPMQ/CAMRT competency profiles;
  • analyze the patient’s examination prescription and prepare the appropriate radiographic equipment, technical factors/parameters and accessory devices for the requested procedure;
  • carry out all basic radiographic examinations outlined in the CAMRT competency profile and the “OTIMROEPMQ Standards of Practice”, unaided, with optimum diagnostic quality and minimum discomfort to the patient;
  • identify and perform supplemental positions/projections for routine and specialized radiological examinations/procedures;
  • analyze and perform processing techniques;
  • assess the radiographic images produced;
  • acquire the technical ability to work accurately and effectively, especially under pressure;
  • adapt quickly to new technologies and modify examinations to various clinical situations, patient needs/conditions, and pathological considerations;
  • work efficiently as a member of a health care team;
  • evaluate urgent and emergency situations and take appropriate actions;
  • assist the radiologist in carrying out radiological procedures;
  • perform and evaluate quality control testing of x-ray generators, processors and accessory equipment;
  • describe the different laws which govern the technologist in Radiology;
  • apply the CAMRT and OTIMROEPMQ Codes of Ethics;
  • demonstrate a professional attitude toward others and be responsible for one’s own training;
  • analyze and evaluate the biological effects of radiation that may result from ionizing radiation;
  • calculate skin dose and determine diagnostic reference levels (DRL);
  • ensure maximum radiation protection to him/herself, the patient, the hospital staff and the general public by applying the Provincial and Federal Radiation Safety Codes;
  • evaluate and perform patient care procedures applicable before, during and after each examination;
  • perform all related departmental duties expected of a qualified technologist;
  • maintain a professional appearance and be conscientious regarding attendance and punctuality;
  • meet the program’s requirements for professional conduct;
  • communicate effectively and ethically with patients, peers, supervisors, and other members of the health care team;
  • prepare to write the OTIMROEPMQ certification examination.

Specific to CT, and MRI

  • describe the physical phenomena and components of each modality;
  • discuss the biological effects of each modality;
  • evaluate the factors affecting the quality of the digital images;
  • describe and identify on images the normal and abnormal anatomical and physiological features of a structure in cross-section;
  • identify the type, amount and route of administration of contrast media used for each modality.
  • perform common routine examinations with their appropriate protocol

Specific to CT only

  • Calculate CT doses and evaluate their radiobiological risks


Last Modified: October 16, 2020