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Radiologic Technology Education

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology hosts students from several diagnostic imaging training programs for their clinical rotations.

Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging is committed to educating upcoming healthcare professionals. As part of our commitment to education, we host students from several diagnostic imaging training programs for their clinical rotations. Our dedicated staff of clinical instructors work to ensure these students receive the instruction and guidance they need in order to position themselves for a successful career in radiologic technology upon graduation.

Please read the following FAQ list for more information.

Is there a Radiologic Technology Program at MGH?

No. Massachusetts General Hospital does not have a Radiologic Technology Program. However, Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging is a clinical training site for affiliated colleges.

How long will it take to complete my training to become a Radiologic Technologist?

Most community colleges have two-year programs, which require full-time day attendance. Some colleges have three-year part-time evening programs. Also, there are four-year Bachelor of Science programs.

What is the ARRT?

The American Registry of Radiological Technologists is the national organization that determines what competencies are needed to become a Registered Radiologic Technologist. The ARRT also administers the Registry exam for each imaging (CT, MRI, etc.) modality.

Are there any physical requirements for the job?

Yes. As a technologist, you are required to lift and slide patients of varying weights. In extreme cases, patients who need to be lifted could be comatose or morbidly obese.

Do I have to take a Radiologic Technology course to become an MRI or CT Technologist?

Yes. Students must satisfactorily complete a Radiology Technology Program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and pass the ARRT Registry exam in order to be employed as Radiologic Technologist.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. Scholarships are available through Partners. Once you are enrolled in a Radiologic Technology Program, scholarships are also available through the Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). See website links for information.

What is the job availability for a Radiologic Technologist and what is the starting pay?

For detailed up-to-date information about job availability in your area, go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook for Job Availability.

What colleges hold a clinical training contract with MGH?

  • Bunker Hill Community College
    Radiography Program
    250 New Rutherford Avenue
    Boston, MA 02129-2925
    Program Director: Donna M. Misrati
    Phone: 617-228-219
    Class Capacity: 36
    Length: 22 months
    Award/Degree: Associate of Science