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West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
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Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
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4020 Merle Hay Road
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Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Limited X-ray Machine Operator (LXMO) Certificate Program

This certificate program offers health care professionals the opportunity to achieve the skills needed to perform chest and extremity radiographs. Through classroom and laboratory sessions, students will learn radiographic principles and the positioning techniques required to produce diagnostic images for radiologists & physicians.

Accreditation
The LXMO certificate program is approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health - Bureau of Radiological Health.

Admission Requirement
Documentation of current registration/licensure as a Medical Assistant, RN, or LPN
- OR -
Documentation of enrollment in a Medical Assistant, RN, or LPN program & documentation of completion of a patient care course with a "C" or above

Academic Calendar

Download our 2017 - 2018 Academic Calendar.

Program Length
The program consists of 2 semesters and a total of 179 contact hours.

Tuition
$800 per semester for a total of $1,600.

Instructor
Matthew J. Millard, M.S.T.D.,R.T.(R)(CT)

Location
All classes are held on campus at Iowa Methodist Medical Center - classroom TBA

Days/times
Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings  from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Graduation Requirements
All of the following must be met to receive the LXMO Certificate:

  1. A final grade of 73% or above in the coursework
  2. Satisfactory completion of required competencies - students must be able to bring images to the instructor at Methodist Medical Center for his review and/or images must be accessible through a PACS or other system.
  3. A score of 73% or above on the Final Mock Registry Review Exam

Application
To be considered for enrollment in our program, download and print our Application for Admission form and mail it to the address given on the form.

Student Handbook
Download our LRT Program Handbook.  

Students are responsible for finding their own clinical education site(s) and completion of the required competency examinations.