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Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist - Certificate

Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist - Certificate

Begin a career in medical imaging as a Limited Medical X-ray Technologist.

Our Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist program prepares you for a career as a Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist. As an LMRT (also known as a Limited X-ray Technologist), you will be responsible for performing routine diagnostic radiographs of the chest, bony thorax, extremities, skull, facial bones, and vertebral column. Radiographs, or X-rays, are a form of radiation that can penetrate the body, creating an image of the body’s interior.

A Limited X-ray Technologist is responsible for explaining procedures to patients, setting up and operating X-ray equipment, and analyzing X-rays before handing the imaging information off to radiologists. Once you complete your Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist training with The College of Health Care Professions, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the state licensing exam and begin a rewarding career as an entry-level Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist.

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Program Details

Program Length

Day Program: 56 weeks

Evening Program: 75 weeks

Available Locations

Program
Module IModule IIModule IIIModule IVModule VModule VIModule VIIModule VIII

Master Student / Study Skills

MSS 100

Students will become familiar with basic study and learning skills to include learning styles, goal setting, memorization techniques, reading comprehension, note taking, test taking, critical thinking, effective communication diversity, and technology. Prerequisite: None

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours30hr.
Credits2 

Professionalism

PRO 100

Students will learn and become familiar with the soft skills and habits that are necessary to be a successful employee in the allied healthcare field. This course is designed to help students identify the attributes of an employee that are sought-after in the professional setting and to develop a personal plan to expand their talents to meet the expectations of the educational institution and workplace. Prerequisite: None

Lecture15hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours15hr.
Credits1 

HIPAA / OSHA / Infection Control

HIP 100

Students will learn about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This course will identify rights for individuals and the processes that health care providers must implement to support individual rights. Students must demonstrate knowledge of the rules for the use and disclosure of information. Students will learn about transmission of disease, hand washing techniques and gloving. This course will ensure that students are aware of biohazards and airborne pathogens, including infection control procedures and laboratory safety. Students must demonstrate infection control procedures and laboratory safety. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture15hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours15hr.
Credits1 

Medical Terminology

MED 100

Students will learn the study of the word roots, prefixes, suffixes as well as abbreviations and symbols that are necessary tools for building a medical vocabulary. Prerequisite: None

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours30hr.
Credits2 

Overview of Anatomy & Physiology

APM 100

Students will learn and identify basic structures, functions and dysfunctions of the body. This course covers a general treatment of the sensory, muscular, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urinary, reproductive, integumentary, and skeletal system. Prerequisite: None

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours30hr.
Credits2 

Introduction to Radiologic Science / Ethics and Law

RAD 201

Content provides an overview of the foundations of radiography and the practitioner’s role in the health care delivery system. A review of the history of radiography, properties of the X-ray beam and basic atomic structure will be discussed. The principles, practices and policies of health care organizations are examined and discussed in addition to the professional responsibilities of the radiographer. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours30hr.
Credits2 

Radiographic Math and Calculations

RAD 202

Content imparts knowledge to the students for performing functions with fractions and decimals. Factors that determine significant digits in a number, perform calculations in scientific notation with signed numbers and exponents. Content is also designed to simplify algebraic expressions and convert units within the SI system. Reading word problems. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours30hr.
Credits2 

Radiographic Terminology

RAD 203

The student will learn the definitions of radiographic terminology, as well as their applications regarding radiographic anatomy, physiology, and positioning. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours30hr.
Credits2 

Radiation Production and Exposure

RAD 204

Students will explain production of x-rays in the tube (Bremsstrahlung vs. Characteristics), distinguish between density, contrast, and the factors that control them. The will understand the fundamentals of photon interactions with matter. They will have a basic understanding of energy, wavelength and frequency. They will define total filtration (inherent and added) and its effect on the primary beam, compare factors in technique (mA, time, kVp, and distance) and their related effects on density and contrast. How differences in IR’s and grids interact with x-rays. Explain the basic construction of grids and their effect on density and contrast. Apply conversion factors for changes with distance, grids, image receptors, reciprocity law and 15% rule Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours30hr.
Credits2 

Radiation Protection and Safety

RAD 205

Content presents an overview of the principles of radiation protection, including the responsibilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel, and the general public. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies, and health care organizations are incorporated. Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours30hr.
Credits2 

A & P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Upper Extremities.

RAD 210

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the upper extremities and structures associated with these regions. Medical terminology specific to this anatomical area will be discussed, as well as provide a knowledge base necessary to define pathologic conditions Prerequisite: Module, Module II

Lecture40hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours40hr.
Credits2.5 

Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis of the Upper Extremity Lab

RAD 220

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the upper limb to include the shoulder girdle and acromioclavicular joints in order to produce quality diagnostic radiographic images. This course will also teach the student how to analyze the images for radiographic and diagnostic quality Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory50hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours50hr.
Credits1.5 

Imaging Equipment

RAD 206

Students will be introduced to the ionization of matter and its various interactions. Identify the units of radiation as well as explain the electromagnetic spectrum and its makeup. They will learn and explain the radiographic tube construction, the x-ray table, circuitry, generators and their purposes. The will have a basic knowledge of Electricity. They will understand the factors that affect and control the recorded image Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours30hr.
Credits2 

A & P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Lower Extremity and Abdomen/Pelvis

RAD 211

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the lower extremities, abdomen, and structures associated with these regions. Medical terminology specific to this anatomical area will be discussed, as well as provide a knowledge base necessary to define pathologic conditions. Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture40hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours40hr.
Credits2.5 

Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis of the Lower Extremity and Abdomen/Pelvis Lab

RAD 221

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the Lower limb including the pelvic girdle and abdomen in order to produce quality diagnostic radiographic images. This course will also teach the student how to analyze the images for radiographic and diagnostic quality. Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory50hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours50hr.
Credits1.5 

Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences

RAD 207

Students will learn to identify their scope of practice and legal aspects pertaining to patient care. They will learn the aspects of death and the grieving process as well as the value of communications. Students will learn the importance of vital signs as a diagnostic tool and what are considered to be normal range. Students will be introduced to phlebotomy techniques. Students will learn/demonstrate patient transfer techniques. Students will learn and explain medical emergencies and BLS techniques Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture50hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours50hr.
Credits3 

A & P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Chest and Bony Thorax

RAD 212

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the chest, bony thorax, and structures associated with these regions. Medical terminology specific to this anatomical area will be discussed, as well as provide a knowledge base necessary to define pathologic conditions. Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours30hr.
Credits2 

Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis of the Chest and Bony Thorax Lab

RAD 222

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the respiratory system and bony thorax in order to produce quality diagnostic radiographic images. This course will also teach the student how to analyze the images for radiographic and diagnostic quality. Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory40hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours40hr.
Credits1 

Radiation Biology

RAD 208

Content provides an overview of the principles of the interaction of radiation with living systems. Radiation effects on molecules, cells, tissues, and the body as a whole are presented. Factors affecting biological response are presented, including acute and chronic effects of radiation. Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture30hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours30hr.
Credits2 

A & P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Vertebral Column

RAD 213

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the vertebral column and structures associated with these regions. Medical terminology specific to this anatomical area will be discussed, as well as provide a knowledge base necessary to define pathologic conditions Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture40hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours40hr.
Credits2.5 

Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis of the Vertebral Column Lab

RAD 223

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the vertebral column and sacrum and coccyx in order to produce quality diagnostic radiographic images. This course will also teach the student how to analyze the images for radiographic and diagnostic quality. Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory50hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours50hr.
Credits1.5 

Digital Image Acquisition, Display and File/Screen Image Production and Evaluation

RAD 209

Content imparts an understanding of the components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented. An overview of how an image is obtained utilizing the film screen method. Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture40hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours40hr.
Credits2.5 

A & P, Pathology and Medical Terminology of the Skull and Facial Bones

RAD 214

The student will learn anatomy and physiology of the skull, facial bones, and structures associated with these regions. Medical terminology specific to this anatomical area will be discussed, as well as provide a knowledge base necessary to define pathologic conditions. Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture40hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours40hr.
Credits2.5 

Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis of the Skull and Facial Bones Lab

RAD 224

This course will teach the student how to correctly position the anatomy of the skull, facial bones and sinuses in order to produce quality diagnostic radiographic images. This course will also teach the student how to analyze the images for radiographic and diagnostic quality. Prerequisite: Module I, Module II

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory40hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours40hr.
Credits1 

Comprehensive Review

RAD 225

This course provides students the opportunity to review for the Texas Limited Examination in Medical Radiologic Technology so they may procure a permanent Texas Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist license. This is done through using review materials as well as utilizing practice exams in all areas of the test. The students will also fill out and mail the application to set up an appointment to take the exam. Prerequisite: Module I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

Lecture60hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours60hr.
Credits4 

Radiology Externship

RAD 230

This course provides placement of the student in a clinical setting in which the student will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as a clinical X-ray technologist. Students will utilize the knowledge and demonstrate skills learned in the classroom and laboratory. Prerequisites: Completion of all limited medical radiologic technologist classes, current on financial obligations to the school, and recommendation of the instructor and externship coordinator. Prerequisite:

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship600hr.
Total Hours600hr.
Credits13 

About the Program

Our program is jointly regulated by the Texas Medical Board, The Texas Workforce Commission, and Career Schools and Colleges. The goal of our LMRT Certificate program is to prepare you with the cognitive, behavioral, and psychomotor skills (medical knowledge and hands-on skills) necessary to thrive in the role of a Limited-scope X-ray Technician. We do this by providing you with hands-on technical training in addition to classroom theory. You will learn how to position patients for X-rays, determine the appropriate angle and height of x-ray equipment, and determine appropriate radiographic techniques to produce a high quality image with proper detail, density, and contrast.

This program is meant to prepare you to take the state licensing Limited-Scope Medical Radiologic Technologist test as well as the Jurisprudence Exam, both of which are administered through the Texas Medical Board. To learn more about Texas licensing, click here.

We also offer training for Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist with MA Skills. Click here to learn more about our LMRT with MA Skills Certificate.

What Skills Will I Learn?

After completing CHCP’s Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist Certificate Program, you will be well-equipped with the following knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of human anatomy
  • Proper radiographic positioning of patient
  • History, theory, and application of diagnostic X-rays
  • Radiation’s effect on the human body
  • Medical terminology
  • Quality Patient Care
  • Examination techniques
  • Radiation safety
  • Setting up and proper procedures of X-rays
  • Techniques on how to reduce radiation exposure to patient and self
  • Operation and quality control of the radiology equipment
  • Professionalism with radiologists and other medical personnel

Radiologic and MRI Technologist jobs are expected to grow from 2018 to 2028 by 9%, which is faster than the average growth for occupations. It is believed that as the baby boomer population ages, there will be an increased need for X-ray techs to provide imaging that can diagnose potential issues. To learn more about X-Ray Technologist salary and job outlook, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

When you are ready to graduate, we’ll be there to help. The College of Health Care Professions offers Career Services to help students with resume writing, interviewing, and job searches. Visit the Career Services page to learn more.

What Career Options Are Available?

As a Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist, you will be able to perform limited-scope X-rays on adult patients in a variety of settings, some of which include the following: 

  • Medical clinics
  • Physician offices
  • Diagnostic imaging centers
  • Urgent care facilities
  • Orthopedic offices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Chiropractic offices
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