The Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging (SODI) offers programs in Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Primary Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Post-Primary Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). All programs are approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools (Registration #2165).
The programs offer didactic classroom and clinical instruction designed to assist the student in becoming a registered radiographer, ultrasonographer, or MRI or CT technologist. The programs are competency-based, using student learning outcome assessment plans to ensure graduate quality.
To ensure compliance with specific state licensure and certification examination eligibility, students who have been previously convicted of a misdemeanor or felony or have pending litigation should schedule an appointment with the program director prior to enrolling. Failure to do so may affect their program eligibility or may result in the student's inability to practice upon graduation.
A radiographer, or radiologic technologist, is a healthcare professional who provides an essential service for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. A radiographer administers radiation in the form of X-rays to create images (radiographs) of the human body for use in diagnosing medical conditions.
Computed tomography technologists operate advanced imaging equipment to obtain computer-generated sectional images of the human body. CT technologists must be able to provide quality patient care while working closely with the radiologist in a fast-paced, high volume area.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging technologists are highly skilled professionals who use powerful magnets to obtain detailed images of various structures in the human body. MRI technologists must have the ability to interact effectively with physicians and compassionately towards patients.
A diagnostic medical sonographer is a highly-skilled professional who uses specialized equipment to create images (sonograms) of structures inside the human body. Physicians interpret the images to make a medical diagnosis.