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Medical Radiation Technology (MRT)

Available as a two-year, six-semester program

Prepare for an in-demand career in the health-care field as a medical radiation technologist (MRT), combining technical expertise with compassionate patient care to assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of multiple system disorders.  

Through a combination of classroom instruction, lab work and placements in various clinical settings, develop technical imaging proficiency as well as communication skills to care for a diverse patient population. 

  • Credential
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma

  • Start Date

    September entry

  • Location
    • Belleville campus

Find your career

MRTs use radiation to produce images of body structures for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease in a range of health-care settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Mobile radiology services
  • Cancer treatment centres
  • College and university clinics and research centres

Is it for you?

You may be well suited for a career as an MRT if you:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Can maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Are empathetic and compassionate
  • Enjoy learning and are committed to staying abreast of new technologies and best practices
  • Are able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Want a career where you can make a difference

How you'll learn

Through a unique combination of classroom instruction, experiential learning and clinical placement opportunities, gain the knowledge and technical skills required for success as an MRT.

  • Discover how to produce and assess a variety of high-quality diagnostic images using current technologies for image acquisition and processing.
  • Learn how to interpret requests and adapt procedures relative to patient and diagnostic image requirements in both routine and complex clinical cases.
  • Explore strategies for providing quality care to patients during assessment, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic intervention, while incorporating patient advocacy and education.
  • Gain experience setting up, calibrating, operating, troubleshooting and evaluating a variety of complex equipment safely.
  • Learn how to analyze a broad range of diagnostic imaging procedures to assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of multiple system disorders.
  • Develop communication and interpersonal skills for effective interactions with patients, their families and health-care providers.
  • Review radiation and health and safety best practices and how to maintain compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and ethical standards in diagnostic imaging.
  • Gain real-world experience learning in Loyalist College’s state-of-the-art simulation centre and high-tech classroom environments and by completing three clinical placements. 

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