Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
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Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
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Radiography integrates scientific knowledge and skills with effective patient interactions to provide quality patient care and useful diagnostic information. The radiographer performs radiographic examinations that create images needed for diagnosis. Radiographers must demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pathology, radiation protection, and patient assessment. Radiographers administer contrast media and medications in accordance with state and federal regulations and assist physicians to complete intricate medical procedures. Radiographers are the primary liaison between patients, physicians, and health agency staff. Additional duties may include equipment evaluation, conducting quality assurance programs, providing patient education, and departmental administrative functions. Radiographers are employed in health care facilities including specialized medical centers, urgent care clinics, private physicians’ offices and as educators or department administrators. Salaries and benefits are generally competitive with other health professions and vary according to experience and employment location.
Program graduates meet the educational requirements to begin the application process for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The ARRT requires candidates to be of good moral character. Misdemeanor speeding convictions are not required to be reported unless they are related to alcohol or drug use. A pre-application may be completed to determine eligibility, and the ARRT may be contacted at (651) 687-0048 for individual consultation.
Admission: Students must be admitted both to the university and to the program, requiring separate application processes. Admission to the university does not ensure admission to the program. Applicants must follow the published admission process to be admitted to the radiography program.
Expenses: In addition to tuition and fees, students are required to purchase textbooks, radiation badges, access to the e*Value competency system, background check, immunizations, current CPR certification, physical exam, uniforms, lead markers, health and liability insurance, name badge travel to classes/clinical, meals, and personal and incidental expenses.
Retention - Progression Policy: Radiography students will be allowed to progress in the radiography curriculum with a grade of C or better.
Graduation Requirements – The BS in Allied Health, concentration in radiography requires 41-42 credit hours of general education courses, 25 credit hours of allied health core, and 54 credit hours of radiography courses, totaling 120 hours. CSCI 1100 or the successful completion of the proficiency exam is an additional ETSU graduation requirement.
Students that have successfully completed an Associate of Applied Science in Cardiopulmonary Science (Respiratory Therapy) or Radiography are eligible for enrollment into an online BS completion program in their discipline. Associate of Applied Science graduates are required to contact and be advised by the Department’s admission coordinator after completion of ALHE 3010, Allied Health Professions.