Center of Imaging Health Science
The Center of Imaging Health Science offers Radiologic Technology program which requires a full-time, four-year commitment of study. The first three years consists of classroom-based didactic component and the last year is the clinical education component undertaken in the affiliated training hospitals. The technological advancements in Radiology since the discovery of x-rays have been overwhelming with an impressive array of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment presently available. Aside from routine diagnostic radiography, many specialties have emerged such as Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Ultrasound, Computed Tomography Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, Bone Mineral Densitometry, and Interventional Radiology creating high demand for individuals in this field. The specific objectives of the Center of Imaging Health Science are as follows:
- to develop strong linkages, network, and affiliation with hospitals, honing the clinical competence of the students along the various imaging modalities; both diagnostic and therapeutic.
- to develop the students’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, necessary to contribute to the overall social, mental, and physical health of the community and the country.
- to ensure the continuing improvement of the radiologic laboratory facility so as to enhance the quality of instruction delivered to the students.
- to respond to the technological advancement in the field of Radiologic Science thru research and continuing professional development.
- to develop awareness in the community, the risks involved in the application of various radiant energies (e.g. x-rays) to humans for diagnostic, therapeutic or research purposes and ways of minimizing such risks.