The field of Radiologic Technology (RT) is a rapidly growing field with many opportunities for growth. Radiographers can work in many different areas such as Diagnostic X-ray, fluoroscopy, surgery, and mobile examinations.
Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Special Procedures (vascular studies) are areas of advancement for radiographers.
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.
Patient Care in Radiography
Basic patient care as applied to the radiology department, communication skills, professional ethics, isolation techniques and emergency procedures including CPR training.
Ethics & Law in Radiography
This course will provide students with a fundamental background in ethics as well as elements of ethical and professional behavior. Students will be introduced to legal terminology, principles, professional standards and the American Society of Radiologic Technology scope of practice.
Radiographic Practicum I - VI
Radiographic clinical competency training and evaluation. Students will graduate with approximately 1,750 hours of clinical training.