Become a Radiologic Technologist (Rad Tech) and control your career by opting for the U.S.'s most in-demand health care career. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an expected increase of 9% is anticipated from 2018 to 2028.
The radiologic technology is a diagnostic modality used for medical imaging procedures. A radiologic technologist, also known as a radiographer or x-ray tech, performs diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x-rays, on patients. It is a powerful tool that can offer a wealth of information about the human body. This program prepares individuals to provide medical imaging services to patients. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiologic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management. Radiologic technologists are responsible for handling infectious and radioactive materials, and ensuring that safety measures meet government regulations. They may oversee radiologic staff, assigning duties and supervising the work, and help the facility’s in various administration related activities. Radiologic technologists and technicians work in hospitals, doctor’s offices or clinics and laboratories.
- Learn the components of the radiology system hardware
- Learn safety and radiation protection mechanism
- Learn the mechanism by which x-ray signal is produced and detected
- Learn image acquisition and technical evaluation using radiology system
- Learn equipment operation and quality assurance techniques
- Learn to apply the principle of pulse sequences for appropriate clinical application
- Learn imaging procedures for head, spine, pelvis, thorax, abdomen, and extremity
- Learn to identify the tissue parameters that affect tissue contrast
- Learn patient care & safety including patient interactions and management
- Learn the basics on how to maintain radiology system hardware and quality control techniques
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A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those students who will successfully complete all required courses as per college’s Satisfactory Academic Requirements and fulfill their financial obligation towards the college.
To become eligible to challenge national certification exam in Radiology through ARRT, students have to complete the following requirements:
- Complete Stellar Career College’s ARRT-recognized educational program in Radiology.
- Must demonstrate competency in formal classroom education (didactic coursework), and program’s clinical requirements.
- Complete an associate (or higher) degree, in any subject, from an educational institution accredited by an agency ARRT recognizes. You may earn the degree at any time—before, after, or while you complete an educational program in your discipline.
- ARRT enforces high standards of ethics and professional conduct. Students must comply with everything in the ARRT Standards of Ethics, including the Rules of Ethics. You must notify ARRT of any ethics violations within 30 calendar days of their occurrence, Applicants who don’t follow these rules might become ineligible. Several types of misconduct, charges, and convictions may violate ARRT’s Rules of Ethics. For further details on this matter, please refer to ARRT’s handbook that is available at www.arrt.org
- Applicants must complete an application for admission
- Applicants should schedule an appointment for an application interview
- Applicants must complete a nationally recognized basic skills assessment or have a High School diploma.
- Applicants must complete and sign an enrollment agreement
The College will offer this program in on-ground format as well as in hybrid format in which students can take up to 45% of the courses using online delivery method.
BIO101 Basic Medical Terminology
BIO 102 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO103 Fundamentals of Pharmacology
BIO 104 Healthcare Laws and Ethics
BIO 105 Patient Care in Imaging
BIO 106 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 107 Imaging Pathology
RAD 111 Radiologic Procedures I
RAD 112 Radiation Physics and Radiobiology I
RAD 113 Radiation Protection I
RAD 114 Radiologic Image Production I
RAD 115 Radiologic Procedures II
RAD 116 Radiation Physics and Radiobiology II
RAD 117 Radiation Protection II
RAD 118 Radiologic Image Production II
RAD 121 Externship I
RAD 122 Externship II