Radiographers are an important component of the healthcare team. Radiographers collect information that assists in diagnosis and treatment of disease. After completion of the program, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology and are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) exam. After successfully passing the ARRT exam, graduates become registered technologists and obtain the credentials of R.T. (R).
Students completing one of EACC's radiologic technology degrees will join the exciting field of radiology. Graduates can expect to perform the following job duties:
Reviewing and evaluating developed x-rays and computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
Operating or overseeing operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.
Using radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
Positioning imaging equipment and adjusting controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
Explaining procedures and observing patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
*Approximate program cost includes in-county tuition, building use fee, technology fee, matriculation fee, infrastructure fee, and other Radiologic Technology program cost (textbooks, assessment fee, malpractice insurance, criminal background and drug screen for clinical, clinical uniforms, radiation dosimetry badge, identification markers, travel/parking fees for clinical, CPR certification, immunization requirements, graduation pictures, and ARRT certification exam).
Radiologic Technology Objective 1
Apply technical knowledge and clinical skills toward the practice of radiologic technology.
Radiologic Technology Objective 2
Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the practice of radiologic technology.
Radiologic Technology Objective 3
Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with patients, families, and all members of the healthcare team.
Radiologic Technology Objective 4
Perform all radiologic procedures and produce images of diagnostic value while providing quality patient care.
Radiologic Technology Objective 5
Conduct himself/herself in a professional manner according to the ARRT Code of Ethics.
Radiologic Technology Objective 6
Continue professional growth and development by engaging in life-long learning activities.