Radiologic Technology - A.A.S.
As a Radiologic Technologist, you’ll be on the cutting edge of scientific progress, working with the latest advances in medical care. You’ll also be a member of a growing profession, as the number of medical imaging examinations performed in the United States increases every year. Opportunities to advance within the field are expanding as well. Whether you consider yourself technically adept or not, you will be comfortable studying radiologic technology. That’s because the field is part science, and part art.
Part of your coursework at SUNY Broome will include subjects such as anatomy, biology, radiation safety, and physics. You’ll learn to use computers to acquire and manipulate images, and you’ll work with some of the most technologically advanced equipment in the medical field. You will also learn to communicate with patients, solve problems and work with other members of the healthcare team, including doctors, nurses and experienced radiologic technologists. During this part of your education in the clinical setting, you’ll have a hands-on opportunity to practice your patient care skills and fine-tune your technical knowledge. You will develop skills that allow you to provide patient care that is accurate as well as compassionate.
A career in radiologic technology can lead in many directions. Radiologic technologists are needed in every healthcare setting. The boundaries of your career in radiologic technology are determined only by your own abilities and interests.
The program focuses on the same values of the college: the commitment is to student learning, excellence in fulfilling our mission, equity in respecting both individual rights and social obligations, diversity, accountability, and innovation.
The radiographer produces images used in the diagnosis of disease and injury. He or she operates x-ray equipment, provides patient care and radiation protection, positions the patient for the examination, selects technical factors for radiographic quality, produces radiographic images, maintains quality control, and maintains patient records. A radiographer may continue education in areas such as sonography, nuclear medicine, cardiovascular-interventional techniques, COMPUTED tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), fusion technology (PETCT), PACS Administrator, quality management, bone densitometry, research, education, registered radiologist assistant and radiation therapy. SUNY Broome's Radiologic Technology Program consists of two years of combined academic and clinical education, the equivalent of 21 calendar months.
Upon completion of the academic and clinical competencies required for the program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. All graduates must pass the ARRT examination to attain New York State Licensure in ORDER to work in New York State.
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The program is designed for both students planning to enter the workforce immediately, and for those looking to enhance skills and transfer to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor's degree. A radiologic technologist may continue their education in areas such as sonography, nuclear medicine, cardiovascular-interventional procedures, COMPUTED tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), position emission tomography (PET), Fusion Imaging (PET/CT), Department Administration, PACS Administrator, quality management, bone densitometry, Research, education, Registered Radiologist Assistant, Physician Assistant, and radiation therapy.