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Radiologic (X-Ray) Technology - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

radiologic technology program at hcc
A career with a great image.

Radiologic Technologists (RT) perform diagnostic imaging examinations. They are a vital member of the medical team since the radiologist interpreting the images depends on the skills and expertise of the RT performing the initial exam to make a correct diagnosis. RTs are educated in anatomy, radiographic procedures, patient positioning, equipment operations, radiation safety, and patient care. With the variety of imaging technology today, RTs often specialize in a specific post-primary certification, including: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography, Quality Management (QM), Bone Densitometry, Cardiac-Interventional (CI) Radiography, Vascular-Interventional (VI) Radiography, Vascular Sonography, or Breast Sonography. A career in Radiologic Technology provides competitive salaries, job security, and geographical flexibility.

Graduates of HCC's associate career degree Radiologic (X-Ray) Technology program are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination. (NOTE: Beginning on January 1, 2015, all candidates for primary pathway certification must have earned an academic degree before becoming certified.) 

As a graduate, you should be able to:

  1. Practice as clinically competent entry-level technologists.
  2. Demonstrate positioning skills.
  3. Select appropriate technical factors to produce diagnostic images while minimizing patient dose.
  4. Practice proper radiation protection measures.
  5. Produce diagnostic quality images and critique their images.
  6. Employ strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  7. Exhibit skills to modify routine imaging parameters for trauma or critically-ill patients.
  8. Demonstrate skills to modify routine imaging parameters based on patient’s condition.
  9. Demonstrate strong and clear oral communication skills in a healthcare setting.
  10. Use effective oral communication.
  11. Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  12. Model professionalism and demonstrate professional behavior.
  13. Illustrate professional ethics.

Visit the RAD TECH department  for more information on this popular allied health profession.

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