Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Radiologic Sciences

Overview

Our Department of Radiologic Sciences is one of the few academic programs that have Bachelor's and Master's degree options in the field of radiologic sciences, offering graduates many career options in the field of radiologic sciences, including opportunities for advancement.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 21% increase in the number of jobs for radiologic technologists from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

Our Mission

The Department of Radiologic Sciences provides excellence and leadership in all aspects of radiologic sciences by teaching, undertaking research and providing exemplary clinical practice skills in the broad field covered by this discipline.

The mission of the Department of Radiologic Sciences is to provide a comprehensive education preparing students for entry-level practice in radiologic and imaging sciences as competent, caring members of the health care team, cultivating professionalism and life-long learning.

Rigorous Schedule

  • Full-time Bachelor of Science tracks consist of  one concentration for 12 consecutive months or dual-concentration for 24 consecutive months.
  • Classes and/or clinical rotations are typically Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day. Times vary from program to program.
  • Didactic, laboratory and clinical education components are integrated to provide the majority of classroom work in earlier semesters, with clinical rotations increasing sequentially.

Hands-on Experience with the Latest Equipment

The department has several pieces of state-of-the-art equipment for student use:

  • Dosimetry lab with three planning systems: XIO, Eclipse and Pinnacle
  • Fully-equipped radiopharmaceutical laboratory
  • Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) equipment
  • Diacor laser patient positioning radiation therapy lab with Rando Phantom® anthropomorphic model
  • Radiation Therapy immobilization device fabrication labs and equipment
  • Four Toshiba Aplio 300 with General, Vascular and Cardiac ultrasound packages
  • One Toshiba Aplio 500 with General, Vascular and Cardiac ultrasound packages
  • Parks Flo-lab computerized vascular machine
  • MedaPhor ScanTrainer fetal ultrasound simulator
  • Two energized radiographic labs, with audio and visual recording capabilities:  Agfa computed radiography (CR) digital equipment and Del Medical DR system with a built in Flat-panel detector
  • One whole body radiographic pediatric anthropomorphic phantom "5 Years Old" with a state-of-the-art synthetic skeleton, lungs, liver, mediastinum and kidneys
  • Two whole body radiographic adult manikins with fully flexible, articulated skeletons
  • One mobile surgical x-ray machine (C-arm)
  • One mobile x-ray machine (portable unit)

Accreditation

Thomas Jefferson University is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The educational Programs of the Department of Radiologic Sciences are approved by the University administration.

General Sonography, Cardiac Sonography & Vascular Sonography Programs

The General Sonography, Cardiac Sonography and Vascular Sonography Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).

CAAHEP
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354
E-mail: mail@caahep.org

JRCDMS
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 443-973-3251
E-mail: jrcdms@intersocietal.org

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Medical Dosimetry, Radiography and Radiation Therapy Programs

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Medical Dosimetry, Radiography and Radiation Therapy Programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

JRCERT
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
E-mail: mail@jrcert.org

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Explanation of Terms

Credentialing examination, job placement, and program completion data must be reported annually to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  Graduate and employer satisfaction data must be collected as part of the program’s assessment process.

For MRI, Radiography and Radiation Therapy, credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of student graduates who pass, on first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination or an unrestricted state licensing examination compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. For Medical Dosimetry, credentialing pass rate is defined as the number of graduates who pass the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) credentialing examination, on first attempt, within twelve months of graduation.

Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as:

  • Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts
  • Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation
  • Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours
  • Graduate is on active military duty
  • Graduate is continuing education.

Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length.  The program must establish a benchmark for its program completion rate.  The program specifies the entry point (e.g., required orientation date, final drop/add date, final date to drop with 100% tuition refund, official class roster date, etc.) used in calculating program’s completion rate.

Nuclear Medicine Program

The Nuclear Medicine Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

JRCNMT
2000 West Danforth Road, Suite 130 #203
Edmond, OK 73003
Phone: 405-285-0546
Fax: 405-285-0579
E-mail: jrcnmt@coxinet.net