(offered through articulation agreement with Prince George's Community College)
No. of Credits: 68
Contact: Laura Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division
Radiographers use x-ray equipment and specialized computer equipment to produce images of the human body. The images produced by the radiographer are used in the diagnosis and treatment of patient disease. Some radiographers specialize in specific modalities within the field of medical imaging such as mammography, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). They work closely with radiologists, the physicians who interpret medical images, as well as other healthcare professionals.
The Radiography Program requires a minimum 2.50 GPA for admission, and students must satisfactorily complete prerequisite courses with a "C" or higher, prior to petitioning. Students may repeat each course only once to achieve the required grade. The graduate of the radiography program is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for certification and apply for a license to practice in the state of Maryland. The Radiography program is accredited by: Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-704-5300 (phone), 312-704-5304 (fax), www.jrcert.org.
This is a competitive admission program and may be designated as a Health Manpower Shortage program. For more information, contact the Admissions Department.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Properly position patients
- Select correct exposure factors
- Apply radiation protection principals
- Modify positioning based upon patient condition
- Critique radiographic images
- Demonstrate professional behavior
- Demonstrate effective oral communication skills in the practice of radiography
- Demonstrate effective written communication skills in the practice of radiography
- Explain the importance of continued professional development