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CTMR Mission, Goals and Program Effectiveness Data

Mission Statement

The CTMR Program, in conjunction with the Department and University's mission, is committed to preparing graduates to function as component computed tomography and magnetic resonance technologists and to provide a foundation for continued life-long learning designated in computed tomography/magnetic resonance.
 

MRI Program Accreditation

The Joint Review Committee on Education Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) monitors performance measures of programs and makes this information available to the public. Successful completion of a JRCERT-accredited program assures you that you will be provided with the knowledge, skills, and professional values required for career success.
The MR program is currently accredited by the JRCERT.

To learn more, visit https://www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. 

 

CT Goals & Student Learner Outcomes (SLO's)

1. Students will be clinically competent.
  • Students select appropriate scan parameters to provide optimal image quality.
  • Students employ proper safety practices in the clinical settings.
2. Students will employ critical thinking skills.
  • Students adapt imaging parameters for pathological considerations.
  • Student apply scientific inquiry in the application of computed tomography.
3. Students will model professionalism.
  • Students analyze the importance of professionalism in the practice of imaging.
  • Students participate in a professional imaging activity.
4. Students will employ effective communication skills in the healthcare environment.
  • Students demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  • Students utilize appropriate communication skills in educating the patient on general aspects of computed tomography and procedure specifics.

 

MR Goals & Student Learner Outcomes (SLO's)

1. Students will be clinically competent.  
  • Students select appropriate scan parameters to provide optimal image quality.  
  • Students employ proper safety practices in the clinical setting.  
2. Students will employ critical thinking skills.  
  • Students adapt imaging parameters for pathological considerations.  
  • Students apply scientific inquiry in the application of magnetic resonance.  
3. Students will model professionalism.  
  • Students analyze the importance of professionalism in the practice of imaging.  
  • Students participate in a professional imaging activity.  
4. Students will employ effective communication skills in the healthcare environment.  
  • Students demonstrate appropriate communication skills.  
  • Students utilize appropriate communication skills in educating the patient on general aspects of magnetic resonance and procedure specifics.
 

MR Program Effectiveness Data

Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The program specifies the entry point used in calculating the program completion rate, after the completion of the firdt week of classes.  The CTMR Program has a benchmark of retaining at least 80% of the admitted students. 

 Graduate Year

Program Completion Rate

2020 100% (19/19)
2019 94.7 (18/19)
2018 100% (16/16)

2017

 100% (11/11)

2016

87.5% (14/16)

Five yr. Average 96% 78/81

 

CT Examination Pass Rate

The number of students who pass, after first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, compared with the number of students who take the exam within six months of graduation. 
 

 Year of
Program Completion

CT

MSU Pass Rate

CT

National Pass Rate

2020 94.7% (18/19) 75%
2019 100% (18/18)  74.7%
2018 100% (16/16) 75.4%

2017

100% (11/11)

75.4%

2016

100% (16/16)

75.9%

Recent 5 Year Average

98.75% (79/80)

75.3%

Note: In 2020, one student did not pass on first attempt but passed on second attempt.
 

Note: In 2020, three students did not pass the exam on first attempt. One student did not attempt the exam.
 

Job Placement Rate is defined as the number graduates employed in the imaging sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the imaging sciences.  The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.  The MSU CTMR Program has a benchmark of at least 75% of the student graduates who seek employment, will find jobs within 12 months of program completion.  Job placement rate is one variable considered when admission targets are set. 

 

Graduate Year

Job Placement Rate

2020 100% (19/19)
2019 100% (18/18)
2018 100% (16/16)

2017

100% (11/11)

2016

100% (14/14)

Recent 5 Year Average

100% (71/71)