Radiologic technologists provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients of all ages in a wide variety of clinical settings. The scope of practice for radiographers includes: evaluating clinical data, performing and assisting in the performance of prescribed diagnostic studies, instructing patients about procedures they will undergo, monitoring patient responses to care provided, modifying procedures to achieve the desired information for interpretation by a radiologist or other qualified healthcare provider, providing patient, family and community education, disease prevention, participating in life-support activities as required, and following clinical practice guides.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Standards and program effectiveness data can be found at www.jrcert.org.
The mission of the A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology degree program is to prepare individuals as radiographers educated through academic courses, clinical education, competency evaluation and patient/student radiographer interactions to provide optimum patient care. The program would also serve as the foundation for continued study and additional credentials in related medical imaging fields.