Imaging Sciences Concentration
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
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Imaging Sciences 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 enforces high standards of ethics among Registered Technologists. One issue addressed by the Rules of Ethics is conviction of a crime - which includes a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony, the only exceptions being speeding and parking violations. All alcohol and/or drug related violations must be reported. 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 imaging sciences program.
Expenses: In addition to tuition and fees, students are required to purchase textbooks, radiation badges, access to the Trajecsys recordkeeping, access to myrecordtracker, background check, immunizations, current CPR certification, physical exam, uniforms, lead markers, professional liability insurance, name badge travel to classes/clinical, meals, and personal and incidental expenses.
Retention - Progression Policy: Imaging Sciences students will be allowed to progress in the Imaging Sciences curriculum with a grade of C or better.
Graduation Requirements – The BS in Allied Health, concentration in Imaging Sciences 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 Radiography are eligible for enrollment into the online BS completion program in radiography. Associate of Applied Science graduates are required to contact and be advised by the undergraduate admission coordinator after completion of ALHE 3010, Allied Health Professionals.