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Tecnología Radiológica

General Information

Radiological Technology has developed into a highly technical and specialized sciences. The demands placed on the radiological technologist today require that he/she be a competent specialist with a full understanding of the principles of the diagnostic uses of radiation.

Radiological technologist are an integral part of the health team. They promote the prevention and cure of diseases through the use and correct application of radiant energy. By using X-Rays it is possible to study the living anatomy in its normal form or its deformation as a result of physiologic, pathologic, or structural changes.

The program is occupationally-oriented, whereby upon completion of the requirements for the Associate Degree in Radiological Technology and upon licensure by the Puerto Rico Board of Examiners in X-Ray Technology, the student may be employed in hospitals, physicians’ offices, community health agencies, or in industrial settings where radiation is used for quality control.
The curriculum is a dynamic one in which the students fulfills academic requirements on Campus while participating in practical applications of X-Ray theory at affiliate hospitals. This a three-year program in which students complete 30 semester credits in general education at an accredited college or university during the first year. Professional courses include 65 semester credits taken at the Medical Sciences Campus during the two remaining years.


The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program is one of the offerings of the School of Health Professions, Medical Sciences Campus, of the University of Puerto Rico. It is the only program at the University of Puerto Rico higher education public system that prepares this entry level professional

The program mission is to prepare high quality professionals with clinical competence and ethical principles that will contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in accordance with the evolving needs of the Puerto Rico community.

The competency based curriculum facilitates the development of knowledge, skills and dispositions through two components, the didactic and clinical component. These will effectively prepare ethical radiologic technologist for clinical competence that can work in interdisciplinary health teams, communicate effectively with diverse audiences and use advance technology. The students are exposed to a variety of educational experiences in order to reinforce educational role and critical thinking skills to solve problems. The selection of accredited clinical affiliations, qualified clinical preceptors and qualified program faculty also contribute to the development of the professional.

As part of its social responsibility, the program develops and promotes professional growth and lifelong learning offering educational activities, such as continued education. The faculty also provides professional consultation and participation in legislative matters related to the profession.

Program Goals and Outcomes

The following goals have been developed to accomplish the mission and philosophy of the Radiologic Technology Program.

Goal 1.0
Students/Graduates will be clinically competent with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enables them to adequately meet the radiographer needs of the communities they serve.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1.1 Students will demonstrate competence in positioning skills.
1.2 Students will show skills in the management of radiologic equipment.
1.3 Students will adequately select exposition factors.
1.4 Students will use radiation protection measures.
1.5 Students will evaluate correctly the quality of radiographic images.

Goal 2.0
Students/Graduates will use critical thinking to problem solving.

Student Learning Outcomes:
2.1 Graduates will demonstrate clinical critical thinking and problem solving skills when encounter with new situations.

Goal 3.0
Students/Graduates will communicate to work effectively with patients and other professionals in the interprofessional health care team.

Student Learning Outcomes:
3.1 Students will demonstrate satisfactory communication skills with health care team.
3.2 Student will demonstrate satisfactory communication skills with patients during radiographic procedures.

Goal 4.0
Graduates will have professional values to commit with lifelong learning, professional growth and professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes:
4.1 Graduates will pursue continued professional development.
4.2 Graduates will engage in lifelong learning.

Goal 5.0
Students/Graduates will practice ethical principles to demonstrate human sensibility, ethical values, and social consciences in all working endeavors.

Student Learning Outcomes:
5.1 Students will demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.
5.2 Graduates will adhere to ethical value and standards.

Goal 6.0
The Program will provide the students with an updated curriculum to ensure the development of contemporary professional competencies in the field of Radiologic Technology.

Program Outcomes:
6.1 Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.
6.2 Graduates will be satisfied with program academic preparation.
6.3 Students will successfully complete the clinical practice.

Goal 7.0
The Program will provide the students with accredited clinical affiliations to ensure the integration of knowledge, skills and values for professional competencies in the field of Radiologic Technology.

Program Outcomes:
7.1 Clinical affiliation settings will be JRCERT recognized.
7.2 Clinical affiliation settings will have the recognition of applicable regulatory agencies.
7.3 Students will be exposed to a variety of settings.

Goal 8.0
The Program will recruit talented students to fill its admission slots.

Program Outcomes:
8.1 The program will participate of at least 3 recruitment activities.

Goal 9.0
The Program will promote academic faculty development in areas of professional expertise, teaching and assessment.

Program Outcomes:
9.1 Faculty members will apply diverse teaching techniques in their courses.
9.2 Faculty members will continue studies in professional expertise area.
9.3 Faculty members will participate in student learning assessment initiatives (workshop, continue education course, symposiums etc.).

Goal 10.0
The Program will effectively graduate high quality Radiologic Technologists to enter the employment market.

Program Effectiveness Outcomes:
10.1 Graduates will pass the local or national licensing examination board.
10.2 Graduate will be employed as a Radiologic Technology.
10.3 Students will complete their degree within four years, the institutional completion norm.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must have completed courses in the following areas with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. For specific courses within each subject, please contact the program.

Required Courses

English 6 Semester Credit - Hours
Spanish 6 Semester Credit - Hours
Humanities or Social Sciences 6 Semester Credit - Hours
Biological Sciences 6 Semester Credit - Hours
Mathematics 3 Semester Credit - Hours
Electives 3 Semester Credit - Hours
Total 30 Semester Credit - Hours

Students who wish to be admitted to the program must also meet the following requirements
· Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in required courses
· Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in specific courses (biological sciences and mathematics)
· Attend an orientation session with faculty
· Fluency in Spanish and knowledge and comprehension of English

Course Descriptions

(Please click here to download the course descriptions in PDF format)

Informative Sheet

(Please click here to download the Informative Sheet of the Program)

Assessment Plan

(Please click here to download the Assessment Plan)

Program Effectiveness Data

(Please click here to download the Program Effectiveness Data)

Radiation Safety Protection Policy

(Please click here to download the Radiation Safety Protection Policy)

Pregnancy Policy

(Please click here to download the Pregnancy Policy)

Repeated Imaging Policy

(Please click here to download the Repeated Imaging Policy)

Acrreditation Information

The University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Program (JRCERT).  The program has full 8 year accreditation with next review date in November 2019.  For more information:

20 N. Wacker Drive
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Fax: 312-704-5304

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students should satisfactorily complete all didactic and clinical practice courses, as specified by the program. They also must have an overall academic index in the didactic courses and clinical experiences of at least 2.0.


Program Faculty

Dr. Juan Melendez Sostre
Prof. Sol S. Fuentes Velez
Prof. Gloria Hernandez Quiñones
Prof. Edgardo L. Rosado Santiago

Physical Address

Medical Center Complex
Monacillo Area, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
· College of Health Related Professions Main Building, 6th Floor, Office #611

Director - 751-4434
Secretary - 758-2525, ext. 4608
Fax - 764-1760; 759-3645

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