New Radiologic Sciences program at CBU will launch fall 2017
Riverside, Calif. (May 26, 2017) — Radiologic Sciences at California Baptist University is set to bring a new experience on campus come this fall—the ability to perform diagnostic x-ray exams on patients.
Mark DeHaro, director, said the program will be licensed to perform diagnostic radiology exams and procedures such as radiographs and fluoroscopic procedures. In the future, DeHaro said, the program also will be able to offer additional radiology procedures such as a CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography, and many others.
DeHaro said the investment in radiology technology at CBU will give students an advantage with hands-on training with the latest technology.
“It’s important for CBU graduates to start their new careers acquainted with the technology used in medical industries,” DeHaro said. “CBU students will be educated on the equipment that is most utilized by the medical facilities that they will be employed by.”
DeHaro said that employers in the radiologic science field are seeking turnkey employees.
“As I’ve met with various medical administrators across our region, I’ve heard some common themes that employers are looking for,” DeHaro said. “A main concern employers have is they have to spend countless amount of time on training new employees to operate their systems before they can even work.”
Radiologic Sciences, a major within the College of Health Science, will begin in the fall 2017. The program will prepare practitioners to perform a wide variety of diagnostic imaging exams and procedures within a radiology (X-ray) department. The program emphasizes the knowledge in the principles of anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiographic imaging, radiation safety, radiology leadership, computerized equipment, and the professional care and handling of patients.
By the end of the year, DeHaro anticipates having approximately 60 students working toward their degree in Radiologic Sciences.
“Future graduates will take their education on the whole-person philosophy we teach within the College of Health Science and seek to edify the patients they treat in the community,” DeHaro said.
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