Radiologic Science Program Information
P.O. Box 70573
Phone: (423) 547-4902
FAX: (423) 547-4921
ETSU Nave Center
Web address: http://www.etsu.edu/crhs/alliedhealth/radiologic/
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300 - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Allied Health Sciences offers a BS degree in radiologic science. One class per year is admitted in the fall. Students are required to attend designated consecutive semesters to complete the program. Successful completion of the program enables students to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam leading to the credentials of Registered Radiologic Technologist.
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.
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. Application to the radiologic science program requires submission of the online application form by March 1. Applicants must follow the published admission’s process to be admitted to the radiologic science program.
Expenses: In addition to current ETSU tuition and fees, students are required to purchase textbooks, online Corectec program ($80), radiation badges ($22/year), access to the Trajecsys recordkeeping ($150), access to myrecordtracker ($17.50), background check ($37), immunizations, current CPR certification, physical exam, uniforms, lead markers ($32), professional liability insurance ($37.50/year), name badge ($5), travel to classes/clinical, meals, personal expenses, and incidental costs.
Retention - Progression Policy: Radiologic Science students will be allowed to progress in the program with a grade of C or better. Progression status will be evaluated at the close of each semester. Students receiving less than a C in any RADT course will not be permitted to progress in the radiologic science program.
Graduation Requirements - The BS in radiologic science degree requires 41 credit hours of general education courses, 13 credit hours of additional prerequisite courses, and 66 credit hours in the major, totaling 120 hours. CSCI 1100 or the successful completion of the proficiency exam is an additional ETSU graduation requirement.
Students who 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.