Medical Imaging School of Radiography

The Medical Imaging School of Radiography class of 2016.

The Medical Imaging School of Radiography is a 22 month program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee in Education in Radiologic Technology.

Graduates from the program are qualified to take the A.R.R.T exam in Radiography to become a registered radiographer. A career in radiologic technology can lead in many directions. Radiologic technologists are needed in every health care setting - you could work in a large hospital, a suburban outpatient clinic or a rural physician's office. You could specialize in dozens of clinical areas ranging from prenatal care to orthopedics. You could manage an entire radiology department, including its budget and personnel. You could teach, inspiring new generations of radiologic technologists, or you could perform research that leads to breakthroughs in diagnostic imaging or radiation therapy. With additional education, you could become a radiologist assistant, expanding your capabilities by serving as a radiologist extender. The boundaries of your career in radiologic technology are determined only by your own abilities and interests.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center: Five year Program Effectiveness Data

Graduating Year# of Accepted Students# of Graduates# took National Registry# Passing First Time# Passing Registry# of Students Job Placed# of Actively Seeking Employment# of Not Actively Seeking EmploymentGraduate Satisfaction
201214998 (89%)9 (100%)8 (89%)00100% 
201314111010 (90%)10 (100%)10 (91%)01100%
20141411118 (45%)8 (88%)9 (82%)02100%
20151417138 (42%)11 (78%)10 (78%)12100%
201614775 (67%)7 (100%)7 (100%)00100%
  48 Total Examinees  32 # of Passing the First Attempt    

Five year average pass rate first attempt: 67%
Five year average pass rate including all attempts: 98 %
First year average job placement rate: 88%
First year average employer satisfaction: 100%

*Not actively seeking employment is defined by: 

1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts OR
2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation
3.Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours OR
4. Graduate is on active military duty OR
5. Graduate is continuing education

This Program is accredited by the JRCERT
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312.704.5300 Fax 312.704.5304 Email: [email protected]

The current accreditation status is probationary, pending further review July 2017.


More Information

2016-2017 Medical Imaging School Student Handbook

Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography

Student Facts About the JCERT and Accreditation 

Mission Statement, Program Goals and Student Outcomes

Admission Requirements

HESI Test Information 

HESI Exam Registration 

Click here for a program brochure.

Radiology Student Technologist Online Application


For questions about the online application, please contact:
Janiece Jones
[email protected]

For program information, please contact:
Shirley M. Douglass,BS, R.T.(R)
Director of Radiology Education & Operations
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Medical Imaging School & Diagnostic Radiology
[email protected]
202-877-6051 or 202-877-6434
Fax 202-877-8145 or 202-877-666