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Medical Radiologic Technology

Medical Radiologic Technology

Imagine yourself working in medical imaging. A lot of healthcare treatments begin with uncovering what’s going on under the surface, and you can play an essential role with our Medical Radiologic Technology (MRT) program. 

By working on campus and at various clinical education sites in Jefferson City, Columbia, Hannibal, and Washington, you’ll receive a hands-on education that will equip you with the technical and patient care skills necessary to step directly into roles at hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers. 

The program will show you how to operate imaging equipment, prepare patients for procedures, use proper radiation protection, and maintain patient confidentiality. Graduates who meet all requirements set by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) may take the ARRT certification and registration exam to earn their credentials in radiography.

Physical Requirements for Radiologic Technologists

The list below includes general requirements for the performance of radiologic technologist duties. Students in the MRT program should expect to perform the same job duties as registered radiologic technologists. This is not an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

  • Frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Frequent bending, reaching (including overhead), repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly.
  • Lifting patients to and from radiographic tables, wheelchairs, and stretchers while utilizing good body mechanics.
  • Pushing beds, stretchers, and wheelchairs with and without medical equipment attached.
  • Manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination for operating radiographic equipment.
  • Manual palpation of anatomic landmarks on patients and manual positioning of patients for radiologic procedures.
  • Requires exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a hospital environment. Appropriate PPE must be worn, and vaccinations must be up to date according to clinical site policies and procedures.
  • Hearing: Must be adequate to perform job duties in person and over the telephone.
  • Speaking: Must be able to communicate clearly in person and over the telephone.
  • Vision: Must be able to see clearly at a distance and up close. Must be able to read information from printed sources and computer screens.


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Program Facts

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Truly hands-on education

We believe time-on-task has to be part of your education. That means time spent learning from experienced instructors in real-world environments and real-world situations. That’s why the State Tech campus is home to more than 50 labs, an automotive bay, aviation hangar, and 40+ acres of land dedicated to our heavy equipment operations program.

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