A Limited Medical Radiography diploma will prepare you to perform x-ray exams.

The objective of the Limited Medical Radiography diploma program is to prepare you to perform x-ray (radiographic) examinations. You will be able to prepare patients for radiographic examinations by explaining the procedure and by ensuring proper positioning of both the patient and the radiographic equipment. Upon graduation, you are eligible to apply to take the Kentucky State Limited X-Ray Machine Operator exam through the Radiation Health Branch. Please note that although the two are often confused, the Limited Medical Radiography program is not the Radiologic Technology program. The two programs are distinctly different and offer different career opportunities. You may find employment at clinics, physician's offices and urgent care centers. The program can be completed in 12 months with our day classes.

The program does not require you to take pre-requisite courses before entering the Limited Medical Radiography program. The general education courses are included in the Limited Medical Radiography program's curriculum. The Limited Medical Radiography program accepts students four times a year. Also, our program requires 370 hours of clinical education at various healthcare facilities throughout the Lexington area.

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More Program Information

Class Title
Credit Hours
CCS110 College Success Strategies
CCS245 Career Development
LMR201 Radiographic Imaging
LMR300* Limited Medical Radiography Clinical I
LMR301* Limited Medical Radiography Clinical II
LMR400 Certification Review
MED171 Medical Law & Ethics
MED172 Anatomy & Physiology I
MED173 Anatomy & Physiology II
MED176 Medical Terminology
MED211 Health & Safety Techniques
MTH151 College Mathematics
RAD100 Introduction to Radiography
RAD102 Introduction to Radiographic Clinical Topics
RAD121 Radiographic Positioning I
RAD131 Radiographic Positioning II
  Total Credit Hours

*The LMR clinical requirement consists of 370 hours of on-the-job training. Due to availability of clinical space, these hours must be completed during the day. Students may not receive payment/reimbursement of any type for clinical and/or externship hours required in their academic program. Students may also not perform these clinical and/or externship hours with their employer in the capacity of their regular position.

Radiology Department has an additional policy and procedure manual.

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This program is offered at the following campus:
  • Lexington Campus


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