Limited Scope Radiography

M State's Limited Scope Radiography program prepares students to perform a variety of x-ray exams. Trained LSR technologists work under the direction of health care providers to deliver diagnostic medical images in varied health care settings.

WDS iconThe diploma program, created to meet the need for qualified health care professionals in rural Minnesota and North Dakota, is offered on our Detroit Lakes campus and includes 11 credits of clinical assignments.

Each year, up to 10 graduates of the 46-credit LSR diploma program will be accepted into the LSR to RT (Radiologic Technology) Bridge program. Through the bridge program, students who successfully complete one additional year of Radiology Technology curriculum will be eligible to sit for the national Radiologic Technology exam.

The LSR program also provides expanded educational opportunities for graduates of other M State health care programs.

Here is what you'll learn

  • Radiation safety standards
  • Proper positioning skills
  • Patient care techniques
  • Evaluation of radiographs for appropriate anatomy, positioning and image quality
  • Standards of professional and ethical behavior

How to apply to the program

The Limited Scope Radiography program is a selective admissions program.

1. Apply to M State

2. Review the Limited Scope Radiography admissions criteria 

3. Apply to the Limited Scope Radiography program 

You must be accepted to M State to access the LSR program application.

Background check, immunizations required
Students in the LSR program must have current immunizations and undergo a criminal background check.


Erin Nissen

Erin Nissen

Limited Scope Radiography

I realized that what I was previously going to college for was just not a good match with the future lifestyle I desire. I work in the radiology department at the main Sanford hospital in Fargo.