Although your technical skills for producing diagnostic images are important, your ability to educate patients, address their concerns and solicit cooperation is of equal value. There is an art of radiologic technology that comes with adaptation to many situations that can develop during the imaging process. So, if you want to combine technology with human compassion to create a career focused on the care of patients, you’ll find many exciting opportunities in this field.
You’re probably already familiar with the use of the x-ray to diagnose broken bones. However, you’ll find that diagnostic imaging goes far beyond that to include imaging every body system. CT Scanning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, as well as Cardiovascular Interventional Imaging provide separate career paths, following studies that prepare individuals for entry-level employment in the field. Places that need Radiologic Technologist/Radiographers include hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics and diagnostic imaging centers.
The Radiologic Technology Program at Mercy College of Ohio is a 24-month program. To become a Registered Technologist Radiographer, graduates are required to pass The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam. www.arrt.org Some states require licensure to practice. Studies include Anatomy, Physiology, Radiation Biology, Positioning, Radiation Physics, Pathology, and Patient Care Skills.
Priority Deadline for Admission to Radiologic Technology
January 15, priority deadline. New students meeting program criteria, must have a completed admissions file, all transcripts received, by the priority deadline. Students submitting applications for admission after the priority deadline, may be reviewed but may or may not be eligible for a program seat due to reaching capacity of clinical seats. Students applying after the January 15 deadline, may be offered a spot on the wait list. Check with an admissions officer for questions regarding the priority deadline and program wait list.