School of Radiologic Sciences at
St. Anthony Hospital
Denver Radiology School for Certification as Radiologic Technologist
School of Radiologic Science
34 Van Gordon St., Ste 200
Lakewood, CO 80228
Information Line: 720-321-8912
Medical Imaging (Radiography) has made great strides since the discovery of x-rays in 1895. Radiologic Technology is a health occupation that has been rated among the top employment opportunities for the next several years. Sub-specialties include diagnostic imaging (Radiologic Technology,) Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound,) Nuclear Medicine, Interventional and Cardio Vascular Radiography (IR and CVR,) Computed Tomography (CT,) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI,), and Radiation Therapy (Radiation Oncology.)
The School of Radiologic Science, at St. Anthony Hospital, was established in 1929. Because of the challenging level of academic standards in all facets of the School of Radiologic Science, St. Anthony Hospital has earned a long-standing reputation for graduating competent professionals in the field of Radiology.
The curriculum, both didactic and clinical, is designed according to the Standards set forth by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) under the United States Department of Education, to provide the students with the best possible education in preparing them to become a registered radiographer. The program under the School of Radiologic Sciences is recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Learn more about JRCERT accreditation & contact information.
As a Radiologic Technologist, or Radiographer, graduates of our program will assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease and injury by providing quality radiographic images demonstrating the various portions of the human anatomy. A certified radiographer may find work in hospitals, clinics, physician private practices, on mobile units and more.
Programs in radiologic sciences at St. Anthony Hospitals begin each fall semester in August and are continuous for approximately 23 months. The curriculum in the program requires a high degree of stamina, dedication, and motivation. A healthy lifestyle with intellectual and emotional maturity is also a necessity for success throughout the program.
Skills are applied to actual patient examinations in the clinical environment during clinical practicum courses throughout the program. Students are scheduled up to 35 hours each week in the classroom, clinical experience, or both, with some weekend, evening, night, and holiday rotations required throughout the duration of the program. Students are assigned to clinical rotations at St. Anthony Hospital and St. Anthony North Hospital throughout the two-year program in radiography. Adequate means of transportation is the responsibility of the student in fulfilling attendance requirements. During the last year of the radiography program, students are offered clinical exposure to advanced modalities of their choice including CAT Scan, Interventional Radiology, Cardiovascular Lab, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, and Ultrasound.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the program which makes the students eligible to sit for the national registry examination in radiography, administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). In addition, St. Anthony Hospital School of Radiologic Science maintains an articulation agreement with Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) which offers students enrolled in our program the opportunity to earn college credits towards completion of an Associates of Applied Science Degree through the community college. This is a unique offering made by our program as we look to the minimum requirements to enter into the Imaging profession being elevated to an Associates degree beginning in 2015.