What is a Radiologic Technologist?
Radiologic Technologists are a part of the medical team and provide diagnostic images for medical diagnosis. The technologists work closely with radiologists and other physicians to provide medically necessary procedures to aid in the diagnosis of many pathologies and diseases. Radiographers, as they are sometimes referred to, provide adequate positioning and appropriate exposure techniques to offer quality diagnostic images with the lowest exposure dose to the patient. Students are provided knowledge on anatomy, positioning, exposure factors, radiation safety practices while learning high quality patient care.
Radiologic Technologists have a variety of career opportunities from working in a physician’s office to a fast-paced radiology department where demanding emergency services are required. Technologists can also work at urgent care facilities and surgery centers. Students in the program will gain experience in many different aspects of radiography opportunities.
There are also a variety of advanced imaging modalities that technologists may choose to specialize in that include: Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, Cardiovascular Radiography, Interventional Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, and Sonography. Currently, the program offers structured education in Computed Tomography, but does not offer formal education in any other advanced imaging modality.
For more information about each modality, please visit the American Society of Radiologic Technologists webpage
The Radiologic Technology Program prepares students to be professional radiologic technologists who are life-long learners and responsible to the future of the radiology profession and technological advances.
- Students will be clinically competent in the Radiologic Technology field.
- Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in Radiologic Technology situations.
- Students will demonstrate professionalism in the Radiologic Technology field.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Il 60606-3182
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The program was awarded the maximum accreditation of 8 years in 2018.
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Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills in the laboratory setting.
- Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills in clinical situations.
- Students will demonstrate proper selection of technical factors.
- Students will utilize radiation protection.
- Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
- Students will perform non-routine procedures effectively.
- Students will identify errors and seek corrections in radiographic images.
- Students will demonstrate the value of life-long learning by actively seeking additional certification or education and continuing to be active members in the field.
- Students will understand the importance of professional and ethical conduct in the clinical setting.
- Students will demonstrate professional and ethical conduct in the clinical setting.