Radiographers are highly skilled professionals qualified by education to apply ionizing radiation to demonstrate portions of the human body to assist physicians in diagnosis of disease and injury. Radiographers who perform imaging examinations are responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that a quality diagnostic image is produced. With advances in today’s medical technology, radiographers are prepared to use digital imaging equipment to enhance image quality and facilitate rapid diagnosis. Graduates may seek employment as a staff radiographer or continue their education to go into one of the many specialty areas of radiology, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), administration, education, and sales.
Adventist University of Health Sciences A.S. Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300 fax (312) 704-5304. The program follows the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography. These standards are available for review at www.jrcert.org.
Students that study Radiography at ADU have the benefit of an accredited program with highly experienced faculty. The program lab is equipped with an energized x-ray machine, computer technology, and plasma screens for digital display of clinical case studies that are integrated to enhance laboratory instruction. A variety of clinical rotations throughout hospitals and independent imaging centers allows students to interface with the latest technology preparing them for their future careers. Upon graduation, students receive the Associate in Science Degree in Radiologic Sciences. Program graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (www.arrt.org).
Admission into the A.S. Radiography Program is competitive. The program has a maximum number of students that can be admitted each year. Meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee acceptance. More information on the A.S. Radiography Program admissions requirements are available in the on-line academic bulletin.
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