What is a Radiologic Technologist?
Radiologic Technologists (also known as Radiographers) use radiation to produce images of tissues, organs, bones, and vessels that comprise the human body. The curriculum includes instruction in patient care and management, radiation protection, imaging procedures, quality assurance, recording media processing, equipment maintenance, interpersonal communication, and professional responsibility through an integration of classroom, laboratory, and clinical education. The radiographer is a skilled healthcare professional qualified to provide patient services using imaging modalities as directed by qualified physicians.
Radiographers are employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, public health, mobile x-ray companies, and industry. With more specialized education, a qualified Radiographer may advance into the areas of Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasonography, Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), education, or administration.