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Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist

A Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist (LMRT) is trained in skeletal radiography and will be eligible to work in a doctor’s office, outpatient imaging center, and chiropractic offices.  LMRT’s perform diagnostic x-rays that are ordered by a doctor.  Job responsibilities include positioning patients for X-rays, properly positioning x-ray equipment, and calculating the dosage of radiation needed to create quality X-rays with appropriate density and contrast.

The program will consist of a total of 308 classroom hours and 400 Internship hours.  This will prepare the student to be certified to take the following x-rays in an outpatient setting:

  • Skull
  • Chest
  • Spine
  • Extremities

Alvin Community College prepares the student to take a certification exam through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that radiology careers will grow at a faster than average pace of 28% through 2020.

Basic Theory

The LMRT program will cover a minimum of 132 clock hours of basic theory or classroom instruction in the categories of skull, chest, extremities, and spine. The following topics will also be included:

  • Radiation protection for the patient, self, and others
  • Radiographic equipment including safety standards, operation, and maintenance
  • Image production and evaluation
  • Applied human anatomy and radiologic procedures
  • Patient care and management essential to radiologic procedures and recognition of emergency patient conditions and initiation of first aid
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical ethics and law

Clinical Practicum

The clinical practicum will include clinical instruction and clinical experience in each of the following categories:

Area

Clinical Instruction Hours

Clinical Experience Hours

Skull

50

100

Chest

6

100

Spine

25

100

Extremities

30

100

The following is a description of the required courses for the LMRT program:

CEHPRS 1001 Introduction to Health Professions (20 contact hours): This course will provide the student with an overview of roles of various members of the health care system,educational requirements and issues affecting the delivery of health care.

CEHPRS 1006 Essentials of Medical Terminology (20 contact hours): This course will provide the student with the study of medical terminology, word origin, structure, and application with an emphasis on the radiology field.

CESCIT 1007 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I (48 contact hours): This course will provide the student with an applied systematic study of the structure and function of the human body emphasizing homeostasis.  It will include anatomical terminology, cells, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine (with emphasis on application to radiologic procedures).

CEPBHL 1001 Overview of Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals (8 contact hours): This course will provide the student with an introduction and understanding to the relationship between legal aspects and ethics in health care. Emphasis will be placed on ethical and legal responsibilities of healthcare professionals.

CEEMSP 1019 CPR for Health Care Providers (8 contact hours):  This course will provide the student with instruction in lifesaving skills of respiratory and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants.

CEEMSP 1026 First Aid (8 contact Hours):  This course will provide the student with instruction in first aid for the injured and ill person.

CEBIOM 2019 Fundamentals of X-ray and Medical Imaging Systems (90 contact hours):  This course provides the student with instruction in radiation theory and safety hazards, fundamental circuits, and application of X-ray systems including circuit analysis and troubleshooting.  This course will be presented in 3 modules:

  • Image Production and Evaluation (35 hours)
  • Radiation Production (40 hours)
  • Equipment Safety (15 hours)

CERADR 1091 Special Topics in Medical Radiologic Technology/Technician I (106 contact hours):  This class will provide the student with clinical instruction in the following areas:

  • Skull (50 contact hours)
  • Chest (6 contact hours)
  • Spine (25 contact hours)
  • Extremities (30 contact hours)

CECTMT 2064 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer (550 contact hours):  This course will provide the student with practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the practicum site, college, and student.  Clinical experience will be in the following areas:

  • Skull (100 contact hours)
  • Chest (100 contact hours)
  • Spine (100 contact hours)
  • Extremities (100 contact hours)

Upcoming Classes:

Classes will begin August 2014!

To learn more about LMRT program contact  Dr. Rhonda Boone at 281.756.3805 or rboone@alvincollege.edu

Contact Us

Main Campus

Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500
Email: info@alvincollege.edu

Pearland Campus

Address: 4717 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77581
Telephone: (281) 727-1626
Email: ACCTurner@alvincollege.edu

Continuing Education

Telephone: (281) 756-3787
CE E-mail: cewd@alvincollege.edu

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