A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE OF MEDICAL RADIATION TECHNOLOGY
The College of Medical Radiation Technology was first founded by Emilio Aguinaldo College in 1978. Originally named College of Radiologic Technology, it started to offer the course Associate in Radiologic Technology (ART), a three year program that prepares students for the work of an X-ray Technologist.
In 1987, the ownership of the Emilio Aguinaldo College in Cavite was transferred to the De La Salle Brothers. Even with a three-year course, the College already started to make its name with its graduates topping the Licensure Examination for X-ray Technologist then administered by the Radiation Health Service – Department of Health.
Advances in the field of Radiologic Sciences prompted the offering of the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology (BSRT) in 1989. The College offered the BSRT program as a ladderized course of the ART program. At this point the College continues to make name with its graduate consistently topping the Licensure Examination even when the Professional Regulation Commission has already assumed the giving of the licensure examination in 1993. As a result, the College sees growth in both enrolment and the number of faculty.
In 1998, with the introduction of the AHSE Curriculum, and the transfer of the required internship to the 4th year level, the College decided to discontinue the offering of the ART program.
In year 2000, the administration of the College was transferred from De La Salle University – Dasmariñas to De La Salle – Health Sciences Campus (now De La Salle Health Sciences Institute). Upon transfer, the College with the approval of the administration decided to change its name from College of Radiologic Technology to College of Medical Radiation Technology.
The College continues to flourish at De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. It now boasts of a laboratory that has all the equipment necessary to develop the competencies required of radiologic technologists. This laboratory is one of a kind in the Philippines.
The College was also awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission as the Top 1 Performing School for Radiologic Technology in the Philippines. The award given in June 2013 was already the 4th of such an award as a proof that the College offers the best Radiologic Technology Education in the country.