Founded in 1958, The School of Diagnostic Imaging, Cleveland Clinic has the reputation for offering students the following benefits:
- Challenging courses
- Affordable tuition
- Information on scholarships and grants
- JRCERT accredited program
- Excellent classroom and clinical facilities
- Clinical experience at two or more hospitals
- Small class size
- Free tutoring for students
- 100% overall pass rate on American Registry Examination for over 25 years
Registry Exam First Time Pass Rate
The School of Diagnostic Imaging is very proud of our Radiologic Technology graduate's success. The average first time pass rate for the past five (5) years by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists is 97.6%. In comparison, the national average first time pass rate for the last five (5) years is 90.54%. And while most of our graduates pass the registry exam on the first attempt, our program has an overall pass rate of 100%.
Further information regarding credentialing examination pass rate, job placement rate, and program completion rate is available in the Program Effectiveness Policy in the Program Policy Manual .
Registry Exam Scores
The mean scaled scores for the School of Diagnostic Imaging graduates is consistently higher than the national mean scaled score.
State law requires that all radiographers who work in the state of Ohio obtain a Radiologic License from the State of Ohio Department of Health. Radiology students who are in their second year of the program also have the opportunity to take the Ohio General X-Ray Machine Operator license exam and obtain their GXMO license. With this license the student may be able to work in a limited capacity at selected radiography departments while still in the program. This license then converts into the required Radiologic license upon graduation and successful passing of the ARRT Registry Exam.
The School of Diagnostic Imaging is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program operates in accordance with the accreditation standards set forth in the "Standards for an Accredited Educational program on Radiologic Sciences" established by the JRCERT. A copy of the "Standards" is available from the school upon request. A student who successfully completes the program is eligible to apply for the national registry examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Students are also eligible to be state licensed.
Information regarding programmatic accreditation by the JRCERT can be found at www.jrcert.org or by contacting them directly at:
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Radiographic Positioning Labs and Radiographic Technique labs are held at the Lutheran Hospital Radiology Department during the first two (2) semesters in the Radiography Program. The Radiographic Technique Labs are structured to teach the students all aspects of radiographic technique using both digital radiography and conventional film/screen as required by the ASRT curriculum. By utilizing radiographic equipment in the clinical setting, the radiology students have the opportunity to acquire the necessary radiographic positioning and technique skills to perform efficiently and effectively as student radiographers.
The School of Diagnostic Imaging/Cleveland Clinic recognizes that personal health maintenance is important and it is the responsibility of the individual students to follow the required process to ensure that they are medically cleared to participate in the clinical experience. Students are responsible for submitting the required paperwork to the program officials by the specified date or they will not be able to continue in the program. Students are further responsible for any cost incurred to become medically cleared for clinical experience. The School of Diagnostic Imaging follows the CDC Guidelines for Adult Immunization.
Listed below are the requirements that are used for medical clearance:
- Signed Physical Exam by a Physician (MD)/Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) or Physician’s Assistant (PA) required for ALL entering students and performed within the last 6 months.
- Documented immunity status for the following childhood diseases:
- Tuberculosis Testing
- Hepatitis B Vaccine is not required, but highly suggested due to the possible exposure to blood and body fluids.
- Tetanus Diphtheria booster is recommended if more than seven years.
- Yearly influenza vaccine.