Department of Radiological Technology
  • Itabashi Campus
Faculty of Medical Technology Department of Radiological Technology

Educating specialists in radiology capable of responding to the advanced demands of clinical practice

Through in-depth guidance from faculty members in charge of each grade and a range of practical training programs, the Department of Radiological Technology provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their practical skills. This is made possible by a well-developed learning environment; collaboration with the adjoining hospital of the School of Medicine, and advanced medical technology education provided by high-quality faculty members. In addition to the knowledge of radiation, the Department of Radiology trains radiological technologists who can play an active role in the rapidly changing medical field and contribute to society because they handle advanced and complex examination equipment and devices.

Department of Radiological Technology Close-Up

Grade charge system that enables in-depth instruction

Grade level assignment system for in-depth instruction
The Department has implemented a system of assigning teachers to each grade level that divides each grade level into small classes, with teachers assigned to each class in order to provide detailed instruction while maintaining communication. We aim to nurture a richer humanity with a high sense of ethics, knowledge, skills, and cultivation in our daily classes.

Radiation technology training overseas

"Radiation Technology Training Overseas"
The department offers an overseas training program in which students and faculty members can participate. At the Haute Ecole de Sante Vaud (HESAV), Canton Vaud, Switzerland, students receive practical training under the guidance of local doctors and radiological technologists, which is rarely experienced in Japan.

Training in Radiologic Technology in Switzerland

カリキュラム

In the 1st year, students learn physics and chemistry experiments, which are the foundation of specialized subjects, and develop communication skills as medical professionals. In the 2nd year, students will acquire equipment operation and photography skills through lectures, experiments, and practical training, and in the 3rd year, clinical training at the adjoining hospital of the School of Medicine and other facilities will allow students to experience actual clinical settings and raise their awareness of the importance of being a medical professional. The final year of the program culminates in further clinical training, which consolidates the students' accumulated knowledge and experience. The students will increase their awareness as medical professionals and cultivate their abilities through comprehensive exercises and practical training. e basis of specialized subjects, you will develop communication skills as a medical professional. After that, we will provide introductory education to specialized subjects and prepare for the 2nd year. In the 2nd year, you will acquire equipment operation and photography skills through lectures, experiments, and practical training. Through clinical training conducted at School of Medicine hospitals starting from the 3rd year, we will experience the actual field and raise awareness as a medical professional. After that, as a culmination of the final grade, we will work on further clinical training and consolidate the learning so far. Raise awareness as a medical professional and develop your skills through comprehensive exercises and practical training.

Syllabus

Syllabus of the Department of Radiological Technology

Course Requirements

Course requirements of: Department of Orthoptics, Department of Nursing, Department of Radiological Technology, Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, and the Department of Sport and Medical Science - Emergency Medical Technician Course

Class Introduction

Basic field

Radiation Physics I
In this class, students first learn the basic structure of atoms, followed by the generation of X-rays and the interaction of X-rays with materials. Through the study of these fundamentals, students aim to acquire the basic skills needed to study specialized subjects such as "Radiation Physics II," "Medical Imaging Devices," and "Radiation Management."

Medical Imaging Informatics II (Digital Imaging)
In this course, students will learn about "digital image processing," which is the mainstay of the recent rapid shift to filmless imaging and computer-aided diagnosis (CAD), which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at the end of the 20th century. Due to the fact that digital image processing is a subfield of digital signal processing (DSP), students will learn the fundamentals of DSP and the fast Fourier transform (FFT), as well as sampling and quantization, mathematical models, image enhancement, and other topics. They will also gain a foundational understanding of the clinical applications of digital image processing, as well as 3D medical imaging and other related topics. The students will then learn about the fundamentals of 3D medical imaging and CAD. The goal of this course is to enhance the students' understanding of this knowledge and to prepare them to become future specialists working in the medical imaging department.

Radiation Therapy Technology I
Although cancer is already a common problem in today's aging society, radiotherapy technology advancements are also impressive. In spite of the widely acknowledged risks associated with radiation exposure, radiotherapy technology is a study of the various justifications for using large doses of radiation on the human body. In this sense, it is fair to say that the most important thing about radiation therapy is to allow cancer cells to absorb an appropriate dose of radiation while protecting normal tissue as much as possible. The course aims to give students a thorough understanding of radiation therapy, including the interpretation of dose distribution, different types of radiation, the connection between the energy of radiation and the treatment site, knowledge of treatment equipment, and biology, leading to an understanding of the best radiation therapy for various types of cancers. We strive to develop staff members who, based on their understanding of radiation and cancer, can appreciate and manage the significance of the patient's emotional state and quality of life.

Experiment / Practice Field

Biomedical Engineering Experiments
Most of the content of medical engineering is electrical and electronic engineering. We connect resistors, capacitors, coils, etc., pass signals through them, and observe what waveforms are produced. The purpose of this experiment is to find out whether or not the results match the theory we have learned so far, and if not, why not? 5 students work in pairs from preparation to report. In the past, we used a soldering iron to connect the components, but nowadays, thanks to the excellent breadboards, it is extremely easy to connect the components. In addition, there is a well-equipped facility with hundreds of components such as multimeters (which can measure voltage and capacitance) and other measuring instruments, function generators, and transistors. In addition to the lead professor, there are four or five teaching assistants (TAs) and auxiliary faculty members who follow up on experiments.

Basic Medical Imaging Technology Practice
In the Basic Medical Imaging Technology Practice, students will learn basic experiments to study the characteristics and properties of X-rays, as well as how to use X-ray equipment, principles of operation, and various conditions necessary for X-ray imaging through hands-on experience. At the same time, students learn practical techniques and knowledge such as the fundamentals of radiographic reading that are linked to diagnostic imaging of various examinations; the mental attitude of a medical professional; methods of patient care; and countermeasures against infectious diseases.

Medical Imaging Technology Practice I
In Medical Imaging Technology Practice I, students will learn practical imaging techniques using specialized imaging equipment, such as gastrointestinal tract contrast examination using FPD, CR imaging, CT examination, MRI examination, and mammography examination. Students will also take images of unique phantoms (models) and use a variety of measuring tools to learn the principles and usage of the equipment and how to evaluate its performance. In particular, in mydriatic fundus photography and ultrasonography, where there is no radiation exposure, students are divided into examiners and subjects, and actually take photographs, aiming to acquire more practical skills and knowledge, including patient care. In addition, an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) is conducted in the first semester prior to the hospital training.

Radiation Control Experiments II
In order to safely handle radiation and radioactive materials, knowledge of radiation generators and radioisotopes is obviously necessary, but from the perspective of "radiation control," it is also important to ensure safety by measuring the concentration of radioactive materials in the environment in order to know the dose limits of exposure from radiation and avoid excessive exposure In this class, students will learn about the various environmental factors that affect the radiation dose limits in the environment. In this course, students will learn how to measure the concentration of various radioactive materials in the environment and experience the difficulty and importance of radiation measurement and management.

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Training schedule

Practical training / Seminars schedule

From the 3rd and 4th year years, clinical training will begin at medical institutions throughout the Kanto region, including the School of Medicine Hospital. By experientially learning the knowledge acquired in lectures and experiments in the actual field, we will surely acquire knowledge and skills. Through this highly specialized clinical training, you will develop your skills through comprehensive exercises and exams. You can also study abroad in Switzerland for a short period of time (conditions apply).

Clinical Training Subjects

Clinical training 1

Medical Imaging Technology Training II: Radiography
This is the first practical training conducted in a hospital. Students learn mainly about simple radiography, fluoroscopic contrast radiography (gastrointestinal tract and blood vessels), CT radiography, MRI, mammography, bone densitometry, and ultrasonography. Training is conducted at university hospitals, national and public hospitals, and private general hospitals, where students learn the role of radiological technologists in actual medical practice, the necessity of Team Medical Care, patient care, radiography techniques, imaging techniques, and the manners of working adults. Prior to hospital training, students receive in-depth advice from the radiology faculty members, and at the clinical training debriefing session after hospital training, students present the outcomes of their clinical training. The Department of Radiological Technology expects that hospital training will help students advance their goals of becoming radiological technologists by providing them with real-world experience that they cannot obtain from textbooks or on-campus lectures.

Medical Imaging Technology Training II (Hospital Training) OSCE Edition
It is not until clinical practice, which starts in the second half of the 3rd year, that the student will have the first experience of dealing with actual patients. The clinical training supervisor provides guidance and instruction to the students, as well as opportunities for observation, but since the radiography training on campus is done with a phantom (model), comprehensive skills such as patient care are necessary. The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is being implemented to fill this gap as much as possible. Students are specifically given the role of a patient and are required to carry out a number of practical procedures from beginning to end, including patient care and guidance, within a set amount of time (no X-rays are used), which are then evaluated by the faculty. The goal is not only to become accustomed to actually giving instructions to others but also to improve one's own shortcomings prior to clinical practice through serious efforts leading up to the examination, by becoming prepared, expanding one's knowledge, and pointing out any problems with the instructor.

Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy (Clinical Practice)
Since both nuclear medicine testing and the field of radiation therapy require large-scale facilities and equipment, students receive practical training in clinical settings at outside medical institutions based on the specialized knowledge they have learned in on-campus lectures. In nuclear medicine testing, unsealed radioisotopes (RIs) are administered into the body as radiopharmaceuticals, and gamma rays emitted outside the body are detected to diagnose disease conditions. On the other hand, radiation therapy, which has been attracting attention as a cancer treatment in recent years, differs from diagnostic X-rays in that it uses high-energy radiation with a high voltage of 1 million volts or more. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to ensure accurate irradiation to the lesion, dosimetry, and quality assurance. In addition, this is a field that is advancing rapidly, and it is also a place to learn new irradiation techniques. In both fields, patients with existing diseases are the main patients, so students learn not only techniques and examination methods but also patient care, which can only be experienced in clinical practice.

List of main training destinations

Teikyo University Hospital, Teikyo University Hospital, Mizonokuchi, Tokyo Jiekai Medical University Hospital, Nippon Medical School Hospital, Showa University Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Keio University Hospital, Toranomon Hospital, JCHO Tokyo Shinjuku Medical Center, St. Luke's International Hospital, Nippon School of Medicine Itabashi Hospital, St. Marianna Medical University Hospital, Kanto Labor Disaster Hospital, National Cancer Research Center East Hospital, and others.

(As of April 2023)

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Grading Criteria

Criteria For Advance to the next grade and Graduation certification, etc.

Annual promotion conditions and graduation / completion requirements are clearly stated in the course requirements, and are thoroughly known to students in the guidance at the beginning of the academic year. Advance to the next grade and graduation assessment meeting is held at the end of the year, and these are strictly operated based on the assessment materials. Failure to meet the requirements for advancement and graduation as specified in the course requirements results in retention in the original class. 
The evaluation criteria for all subjects is specified in the course requirements distributed at the beginning of each semester. The evaluation scale varies depending on the subject, but in general, the grades of regular exams, grades of submissions such as reports, attendance status, and attitude of learning are apportioned and evaluated as a total.

Display of Grades and Assessment Criteria

Classification Grading Criteria GPA Grading Criteria Details of Assessment
Pass S. 4.0 90 percent or higher Represents particularly excellent grades.
A 3.0 80 percent Represents excellent grades.
B. 2.0 70 percent Represents grades recognized as adequate.
C. 1.0 60 percent Represents the minimum grade acceptable as a pass.
Fail D. 0.0 Less than 60 percent This means that the student has not reached the minimum grade acceptable as a pass. It also includes the lack of class attendance, the fact that the exams for the class have not been taken, and so on.
  • * GP: Points used to calculate GPA

About our GPA System

GPA (Grade Point Average) is a system that evaluates achievements of learning with objective numerical values. This system is generally based on the grade evaluation system based on universities in the United States and Europe.

GPA Calculation Method

GPA Calculation Method

Credit Recognition

Minimum number of courses or credits required for graduation

16 credits for compulsory subjects and 4 credits or more for elective subjects in basic field subjects, 20 credits or more in total, 34 credits for compulsory subjects in specialized basic field subjects, 70 credits for compulsory subjects in specialized field subjects, total 124 credits or more Must be.