Radiologic Technology

What Can I Do With A Degree In Radiologic Technology?

A Radiologic Technologist (Radiographer) uses critical thinking and independent judgment to obtain a diagnostic imaging study while maintaining quality patient care and minimizing radiation exposure. Technologists are employed in acute care settings, ambulatory care settings, physicians' offices, in education, and in management or sales positions. With additional education and training, radiographers may be employed in Radiation Therapy, Computed Tomography, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine, Special Vascular Imaging and Cardiac Catheterization.

The three-year (5 semesters) Associate of Applied Science Degree consists of one semesters of Health Professions prerequisite curriculum and five semester of both didactic (classroom) and clinical education. Admission to the core curriculum is open to all students who are accepted into the University of Montana - Missoula, Missoula College. The five semesters of the program will include a combination of classroom and clinical work to allow students the ability to integrate knowledge and skills. A ten-week summer clinical rotation is required between the first and second years.

The Radiographic Technology Program is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. When all requirements for the Associate Degree are completed, the student will be eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Conviction of a crime (misdemeanor or felony) could leave an individual ineligible for participation in the certifying test. Upon successful completion of this examination, the students becomes a Registered Radiologic Technologist - R.T.(R) ARRT.

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