Welcome to the Radiologic Technology Department
WHAT IS RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY?
Radiologic technology is the field of study which utilizes radiation to provide images of tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the human body in the diagnosis of disease and injury. The radiographer performs diversified radiologic procedures utilizing highly technical equipment. Effective radiographers apply principles of radiation protection as they determine exposure factors during the performance of examinations. The radiographer is the person responsible for providing basic patient care while producing radiographic images of optimum quality. This healthcare professional works in close association with the radiologist, a physician specializing in this science.
WHY THIS PROGRAM?
The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology Program at the University of Saint Francis is equipped to meet the challenges of providing an education to students in one of the fastest growing technological developing professions of the century. A fully energized laboratory, state of the art learning resources and student-dedicated faculty provide the basis for a unique and positive learning experience. All faculty members are registered radiologic technologists and possess advanced certifications and/or clinical expertise. Together these individuals bring an average of 25 years of experience in radiologic technology to the classroom.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting that the profession will grow faster than the average (28% increase) through the year 2020. (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos105.htm)
In the past 17 years, 100% of our graduates have successfully passed the national certifying examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).