What is Radiologic Technology?
Radiologic technology is the art and science of using radiation to provide images of the tissues, organs, bones and vessels that comprise the human body. The images may be recorded on film or displayed on a video monitor. A radiographer understands radiation and knows how to produce quality images through accurate positioning, technical and patient care skills. Radiologists (physicians who have had special training in interpreting x-ray images) read or diagnose the images. The radiographer contributes a special talent to help diagnose injury and disease.
To be an effective beginning radiographer the student must acquire knowledge of radiologic technology theory and develop his or her skills as a radiographer under direct supervision of a registered radiographer. The education for the radiography student is an integrated plan of classroom, laboratory, and clinical training.