Start Your Radiologic Technology Career
Radiologic technology is the science that deals with the use of X-rays for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes in medicine. Radiologic technologists, or radiographers, are the terms applied to individuals qualified to use X-rays to produce images of the parts of the body for interpretation by a physician known as a radiologist.
About the Radiography Field
The increased application of radiology in medicine and industry has prompted the use of specialized personnel to ensure quality radiographs. A radiologic technologist may be employed in one or more of the following: diagnostic radiology, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, radiation therapy, education or management. Radiologic technologists may also be employed as technical advisors and/or representatives for radiologic equipment and supplies.
To qualify for a position in the field of radiologic technology, you must
- Graduate from an accredited radiography program or equivalent
- Earn certification by the ARRT in radiography, or equivalent
- Possess valid state credential, if applicable
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