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Medical Radiation Technology

Master the science and art of capturing and analyzing the inner structure of the human body with hands-on experience in Cambrian's radiographic and patient simulation labs. Areas of study will include anatomy and physiology, procedures and protocols, patient care, imaging concepts and equipment, pathology and image acquisition. Students will demonstrate proficiency in general radiographic procedures, fluoroscopy and CT scanning.

As a student in this program, you will gain the knowledge, skills and ability to support the medical team by providing diagnostic quality images with excellent patient care expertise. Students work and study in an inter-professional environment to provide safe patient centered care while maintaining Medical Radiation Technology standards of practice. Students develop the core professional competencies required of an entry-to-practice Medical Radiation Technologist during a full calendar year placement at one of our affiliated hospital partners. During clinical practice, there is an emphasis on the demonstration of team member, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Upon completion of the clinical portion of the program, graduates write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologist’s certification exam to be eligible to work in Ontario and throughout the country.

As a graduate of the program you may be employed in a hospital setting or an independent health facility. Medical Radiation Technologists provide imaging services to most departments of a clinical facility including the trauma unit, operating room, and intensive care area as well as the diagnostic imaging department.

Space in this program is limited.

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What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Medical radiation technologist in diagnostic imaging departments in hospitals and health facilities.


  • Cambrian's program accreditation status is honoured by Accreditation Canada.

Graduates may be eligible to further their studies in Cambrian's one-year Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) graduate certificate program.

Plan your future

Program starts

September 2023

Learning options

  • Full-Time

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Windows 8, 8.1, or 10 operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Apple Mac
  • OS X operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox or Safari

You’ll be accessing industry-standard software as part of your program. Your program coordinator and IT will set you up with access on your computer or within our campus labs. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

System requirements for Assistive Technology

To access the widest range of Assistive Technology (AT), a Windows-based computer is recommended.

  • Recommended OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Recommended CPU: Intel or AMD multicore processor
  • Recommended RAM: 8 GB
  • Recommended Storage for Assistive Technology: 8 GB of available Hard Drive of Solid State Drive Space (please note this is not the total drive size and refers specifically to available space needed for assistive technology)
  • Recommended Audio: Speakers or Headphones for Text-to-Speech and Microphone for Speech Input

While Apple computers can provide many AT options,  some specialized software may not be available/compatible with this platform.  Please consult with the Glenn Crombie Centre for further details.

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