Radiography is a high-tech, high-touch healthcare profession with significant patient contact utilizing sophisticated computerized equipment. The radiographer uses radiation, magnetism, and computers in the production of medical images. These images aid the physician in the diagnosis of broken bones, ulcers, tumors, diseases, or malfunctions of various organs. In addition, the radiographer is responsible for providing the physical and mental well-being of the patient during the radiographic examination. Advanced-level radiographers perform in specialized areas such as: MRI, CT, and cardiovascular intervention, where the radiographer assists in the treatment of vascular disease to prevent surgery, mammography, and quality management.
Number of Clinical sites: 8 including sites in Georgia and South Carolina.
Students interested in the Radiologic Sciences programs must understand that there is a potential to being exposed to a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment. The MRI environment consists of strong magnetic fields and radiofrequency waves which may be contraindicated for individuals that have devices implanted in or on their body that should not be subjected to an MRI environment. Additional information regarding MRI safety can be found on the internet and at the following web site: www.mrisafety.com.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Contact information for the JECERT is:
Upon graduation, students receive the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences Degree and are eligible to apply for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (http://www.arrt.org) .
Number of Students accepted: 22-25
Program Director: Mrs. Sharon Gilliard-Smith, M.H.S.RT(R)