Radiologic Technology Technical Standards

Stony Brook University (SBU) complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. If a prospective student who is otherwise qualified requires a reasonable accommodation, he or she should contact Student Accessibility Support Center at SBU. The following technical standards/essential functions must be met with or without accommodation.

  1. Students must be able to communicate in the English language, both verbally and in written format, with co-workers, hospital staff and patients.
  2. Students must be able to read and comprehend written material in the English language.
  3. Students must be able to reach and adjust the X-ray tube or gamma camera that is at a height of 76-80 inches from the floor.
  4. Students must assist or move patients from wheelchairs and carts onto the examination tables. This requires the use of their backs and muscles to support and move patients.  Students must be able to lift a minimum of thirty pounds and possess the ability to support up to 175 pounds.
  5. Students' eyesight must be 20/40, either naturally or through correction.
  6. Students must be able to read the printed words in a textbook, read and adjust the X-ray/camera control panel, read radiographic technique charts/patient dose charts, and read a radiographic or scintigraphic image.
  7. Students must be able to hear instructions from co-workers and be able to respond to verbal requests by patients at a distance of 6 to 10 feet.
  8. Students must be able to give clear verbal commands to a patient who is positioned for an imaging examination at a distance of 6 to 10 feet from the control area.
  9. Students must be able to assess the condition of all patients assigned for an imaging examination.
  10. Students must be able to write legibly with proper spelling of medical terms.
  11. Students must be able to move around and stand without assistance for long periods of time.
  12. Students must be physically free of use of non-prescription drugs, illegal drugs and alcohol.
  13. Students must demonstrate professional demeanor and behavior and must perform all aspects of work in an ethical manner in relation to peers, faculty, staff and patients.
  14. Students must adhere to the codes of confidentiality.
  15. Students must conform to appropriate standards of dress, appearance, language and public behavior.
  16. Students must show respect for individuals of different age, ethnic background, religion and/or sexual orientation.