The radiologic technologist, also known as a radiographer, is a health-care professional who administers ionizing radiation (x-rays) to produce anatomic images for diagnostic, therapeutic, and research purposes.
The images may be recorded photographically or digitally and are interpreted by a licensed practitioner such as a radiologist (specialized physician) in the diagnosis and treatment of injury, anomalies, and disease. This curriculum qualifies the student for an A.A.S. degree in diagnostic radiologic technology. Students attend didactic and laboratory classes on campus and clinical classes at area hospitals. The student is responsible for arranging transportation to and from the college and hospitals when required.
The Radiologic Technology Program is a 21-month program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The JRCERT is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accreditation agency of programs for the radiographer. Successful completion of the academic work and clinical experience prepares the student for admission to the American Registry Certification examination and New York State Licensure.