Medical Radiologic Technology (MRT) is the art and science of correctly positioning the patient and X-ray equipment to produce and record images for visualizing the extent of disease or injury. The Medical Radiologic Technology program is a two-year, full-time program where students are trained as medical radiologic technologist, responsible for the safe and competent operation of a wide range of X-ray generating machines, the production of digital images and use of accessory medical equipment.
In the first year of the Medical Radiologic Technology program, students will attend SAIT and complete courses in anatomy and pathology, apparatus and image management, computed tomography, radiation protection, general and specialized radiographic techniques, professional practice and patient care.
The second year of the MRT program involves on-line courses focusing on specialized imaging, clinical integration, quality assurance and control and professional practice. Students will also concurrently complete three clinical practica where they rotate through general and specialized medical radiologic technology departments, applying what they have learned in these clinical settings.
Note: Two courses - INFC 215 Infection Prevention and Control and MEDT 211 Medical Terminology - are also available to be taken by distance education or continuing education. Regardless of which method of delivery a course is taken, it must be completed within the time frame shown in the Program Outline. Please be advised that full-time student status requires the student to take 60 percent of a full course load per semester. Depending on the number of courses completed by distance education or continuing education, students may be considered a part-time student, which may impact their financial loan status.