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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 Program is an integral part of the academic offerings of the College of Health Related Professions which is one the faculties of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University o Puerto Rico. As part relationship, the program receives a total fiscal and administrative support from the university system.

The programs mission is to prepare high quality Radiologic Technologists compromised with the values and the ethical-humanistic principles to contribute to the diagnostic and treatment of health conditions, through the use of radiant energy. This is achieved through the offering of a three year length Associate Degree.

Students who apply for admission to the program must have one year of general education. The candidates selection process allow the admission of those best qualified.

The curriculum design is competency-based, which facilitates the development of a competent and sensible Radiologic Technologist, with high ethical standards, ability to contribute to the health interdisciplinary team, and to communicate effectively. More over, the curriculum emphasizes the development of critical-thinking skills, problem solving, patient care, and evaluation skill of the radiographic product. Additionally, the program promotes the development of professional values and the importance of life-long learning.

Students are exposed to a diversity of educational experiences such as: lectures, demonstrations, discussions, workshop. Laboratories, presentations, simulations, as well as analysis and case evaluations.

The clinical component is fundamental for the application for acquired theoretical knowledge, whereas the curriculum provides clinical experiences by phase, which gradually upgrade the level of complexity. The clinical centers used, are accredited and recognized. The variety and quantity of experiences offered in these affiliations assure the development of the clinical qualified clinical preceptor contribute effectively to the development of clinical skills in the students.

The programs faculty is highly qualified and competent, processing a wide teaching and clinical experience. The keep themselves current with the latest scientific and technological advances of the profession.

As part of its social compromise, the program participates in the development of continued education activities for Radiologic Technologists and offers professional consultation to other academic institution and agencies requiring such services.

Program Goals

  • To select the best qualified applicants for admission to the program.

  • To provide the students the best clinical affiliations to ensure the development of professional competencies in the field of Radiologic Technology.

  • To facilitate the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills in the students.

  • To prepare a professional with the skills required to work effectively with other professional on the interdisciplinary health care team.

  • To provide in the students the development of professional values and commitment with lifelong learning.

  • To prepare Radiologic Technologist with required knowledge and skills that enable them to adequately respond to the needs of the market demands of their discipline.

  • To guarantee adequate students services base on their needs and in harmony with the human, fiscal and physical resources of the institution.

  • To develop in the student the competencies in the field of Radiologic Technology to meet the continuous change that takes place in society with the advent of modern technology .

  • To prepare the students to pass the credentialing examination.

  • To encourage the development of the professional competencies of faculty to enhance quality teaching.

  • To promote continuing education activities for the Radiologic Technologists to keep then current in the professional avances in the field.

  • To implant a systematic process for program evaluation to determine its effectiveness in accomplishing its mission.

  • 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)

    Program Effectiveness Data

    (Please click here to download the Program Effectiveness Data)

    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:

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    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 Outcomes

    Goal: 1

    The program will graduate students with knowledge and skills to work adequately as Radiologic Technologies.

    Clinical Competence:

  • Will demonstrate positioning skills.

  • Will show knowledge and skills in the good management radiologic equipment.

  • Select adequately exposition factors.

  • Will use radiological protection measures.

  • Communication Skills:

    • Provides clear and precise instructions to patients.

    • Uses clear and effective vocabulary and voice tone in communicating with patients.

    Critical Thinking:

    • Reads, evaluate and interprets medical orders before applying to radiological procedures.

    • Correcting evaluates and identifies the anatomy of the radiographic image.

    • Evaluate the quality of the radiographic image.


    • Maintains cordial and respectful relationships with patients and personnel.

    • Show respect for the privacy and dignity of patients.

    • Prepares the work area and equipment before receiving the patient.

    • Keeps the confidentiality of patient's information.

    • Graduates will adhere to ethical values and standards.

    Goal: 2

    The program will graduate high quality Radiologic Technologist to enter the employment market with the professional values.

    • 80% of graduates will pass the local and national licensing examination boards.

    • 90% of graduates will report satisfaction with program academic preparation.

    • 75% of graduates will be employed as a Radiologic Technologist within twelve months after graduating from the program.

    • 90% of employer will indicate satisfaction with graduate professional preparation.

    • 85% of students the Radiological Technology Program will end their studies in the stipulated academic years.

    • 30% of graduates will engage in lifelong learning.

    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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