Radiologic Technologists (RADs), work with doctors and physicians to perform diagnostic imaging exams on patients, like X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and computed tomography (CT) scans. Images are then used to evaluate and determine if more need to be taken or to get started on treating the patient. A RAD keeps detailed patient records, prepares patients for procedures, and operates equipment for images.Radiologic Technology (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement
Concorde Career College’s Radiologic Technology degree program provides and maintains a supportive learning environment and curriculum that prepares students for entry-level, diagnostic radiographer positions. Students must successfully complete the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination and, upon successful completion of this examination, become a Registered Technologist in Radiography, RT(R).
Learning Objectives / Instructional OutcomesGoal 1: Students will competently perform entry-level radiologic procedures.
- Students will produce quality diagnostic images.
- Students will exercise proper radiation protection.
- Students will practice proper patient care.
- Students will be able to modify standard procedures to accommodate patient conditions.
- Students will be able to adjust radiographic factors to produce optimal quality images.
- Students will communicate effectively with patients.
- Students will exercise effective written communication skills.
- Students will display professionalism.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethical behavior.
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In order to graduate from the Radiologic Technology (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:
Radiologic Technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations on patients. They prepare patients and provide patient education for procedures. Radiologic Technologists operate the equipment to take the images and work with physicians to evaluation and determine if additional images are needed. Some technicians may prepare and administer nonradioactive materials for diagnostic procedures or assist in other specialized areas of radiology.
Accreditation and Licensure
For the Memphis campus:
The Radiologic Technology (Associate of Applied Science) program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; 312-704-5300 or email@example.com; http://www.jrcert.org.
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How Long Is The Radiologic Technologist (Associate Of Applied Science) Program at Concorde?
The radiologic technologist program can be completed in as few as 20 months. However, program length can vary by campus. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
When does the Radiologic Technology (Associate of Applied Science) program start?
Contact us to find out when the Radiologic Technology program starts at aÂ Concorde campus location near you.
Are radiologic technologists in high demand?
According to BLS.gov, the radiologic technologist job field is expected to grow by 9 percent through 2028. As the health care industry grows to meet the needs of those with medical conditions correlating to an aging population, such as osteoporosis, the need for radiologic technologists is expected to rise.
Why should I become a radiology technologist?
Become a radiologic technologists to perform diagnostic imaging procedures, such as X-ray examinations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and computed tomography (CT) scans. You will be responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that you produce a quality diagnostic image. Plus, work closely with radiologists to interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury.
Does Concorde offer radiologic technologist externships?
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s Radiologic Technology (Associate of Applied Science) program?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
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