If you are passionate about helping those most in need, the Medical Radiation Technology program will give you the necessary skill set. You will begin the three-year program by developing technical imaging expertise through a combination of classroom instruction and lab work in Fanshawe's new digital, state-of-the-art MRT lab. As well, you will gain invaluable hands-on experience by completing a 54-week clinical placement at a hospital in Ontario. Courses focus on human anatomy, radiobiology, and radiographic procedures, along with developing your communication and patient care skills to care for a diverse population. Hospital training occurs in the areas of general radiology, emergency departments, operating rooms, intensive care units, and interventional suites. X-ray technologists also perform procedures such as computed tomography (CT) with and without IV contrast injections, angiography, mammography, mobile radiography and more. When you graduate, you will be eligible to write the national certification exam of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists. The Medical Radiation Technology program is offered over three academic years (7 levels). Fanshawe College provides theoretical knowledge along with an extensive simulation component of the program while a number of participating hospitals across Southwestern Ontario offer practical instruction and clinical experience. The Radiological Technologist uses x-ray radiation to create images of the tissues, organs, bones and vessels that make up the human body. Through a combination of classroom lectures, laboratory simulation, and clinical education, students learn to operate sophisticated x-ray equipment, and advanced computer systems to produce diagnostic images of human anatomy, position patients for x-ray procedures, practice radiation safety and deliver quality patient care. The Medical Radiation Technology program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as a supportive health care provider in the MRT profession.