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.
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.
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Upon completion of the associate degree, students in Radiologic Science are expected to be able to:
- Understand the relationship between theoretical and clinical components of the curriculum and apply these principles to proper anatomical part presentation, pathological adjustments required for optimal examination, radiation safety, quality of image, and care for all patient age groups at a rate not less than 75%, as evidenced in student grade and competency records.
- Apply interpersonal skills appropriately to meet the needs of patients in a variety of clinical settings, as documented in directed practice assessment portfolios at the level of satisfactory.
- Complete capstone coursework meeting eligibility requirements for the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree.
- Complete the credentialing examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) at a pass rate of not less than 75% on the first attempt, as documented by the report of Registry results to the program.
- Qualify for entrance into programs of specialty within the radiological sciences, based upon graduate surveys indicating acceptance into accredited specialty programs.
- Exercise independent decision making and demonstrate competent skills performance in the role of primary care provider in a broad range of radiological diagnostic and intervention services, as determined by an analysis of employer surveys.
Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Radiologic Science program is accredited by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) and is in good standing. For more information, click here.
Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Radiologic Science program requires professional licensure. For more information, click here.
Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The Radiologic Science program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.