Radiologic Tech & Medical Imaging

A.A.S. Functional Requirements

Required Functional Abilities & Technical Standards

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Safety

Students, during hospital clinical rotations will be assigned to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) department. MRI equipment produces strong magnetic fields that students may be subject to when near the equipment and working with patients. General safety concerns are twofold, those that affect the individual student such as ferrous materials within the body or implanted medical devices and ferrous objects that can become projectiles when near the MRI unit. All entering students will attend an orientation on MRI Safety and be required to sign a checklist (see link below).


Placement of Students in Mammography Clinical Rotation Policy

The Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging program sponsored by New York City College of Technology has revised its policy, effective June 2016, regarding the placement of students in clinical mammography rotations to observe and/or perform breast imaging.

Under the revised policy, students may be assigned or request the opportunity to participate in clinical mammography rotations where the clinical affiliate can accommodate this rotation. The program will make every effort to place students in a clinical mammography rotation if requested; however, the program is not in a position to override clinical setting policies that restrict clinical experiences in mammography to students. Students are advised that placement in a mammography rotation is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of a clinical setting.

The change in the program's policy regarding student clinical rotations in mammography is based on the sound rationale presented in a position statement on student clinical mammography rotations adopted by the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) at its April 2016 and October 2021 meetings. The JRCERT position statement is included as Addendum A to the program's policy and is also available on the JRCERT Web site,, Programs & Faculty, Program Resources.