Radiologic Sciences

 

Radiography Program


Radiography is a high-tech, high-touch health care 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; 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.

 
Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.  Contact information for the JECERT is
JRCERT
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
mail@jrcert.org
Tel: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
www.jrcert.org

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 Coordinator: Dr. Elwin Tilson, Program Director
 

Admissions requirements:

Non-RT, Special Option and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


Program Mission Statement, Goals, and Effectiveness Data:

Link to Effectivness data

Radiography Program Mission Statement

Radiologic Sciences, as part of the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences at Armstrong State University, exists to provide a comprehensive education to students so they enter the profession as competent practitioners.

Radiography Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

 

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competency

  •  Students will accurately assess patients including histories
  • •Students will correctly apply patients positioning skills
  • •Students will select appropriate technical factors

 

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate the use of critical thinking/problem solving skills

  • Students will demonstrate organization of information/thought
  • Students will synthesize of information from multiple sources

 

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize written communication effectively
  • Students will utilize effective verbal communication

 

Goal 4: Students will exhibit professional growth

  • Students will demonstrate the motivation to exceed minimum standards
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to function independently