Medical Radiography, otherwise known as X-ray Technology, involves using sophisticated imaging equipment to photograph parts of the human body.
The responsibilities of performing medical imaging procedures in this occupation include:
- Assisting physicians by producing images of diagnostic quality
- Explaining the imaging process to patients
- Positioning patients and equipment correctly
- Adhering to the principles of radiation protection
- Maintaining a working knowledge of equipment functionality
- Processing images
- Keeping patient records
Jobs are found in hospitals, physicians' offices, clinics, diagnostic imaging centers, temporary staffing agencies and mobile units.
The Medical Radiography program will provide educational activities leading to the preparation of its graduates for employment as radiographers in the health care community. The program will offer continuing education opportunities to enhance and/or provide new skills for the qualified practitioner.
Program Effectiveness Goals
- Students will be able to perform examinations competently
- Students will communicate effectively
- Students will develop critical thinking skills
- Students will demonstrate professionalism
Degrees & Certificates
- Associate in Applied Science Degree in Medical Radiography
- Certificate of Completion in Computed Tomography
- Certificate of Completion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Graduates may advance in their profession by seeking a bachelor's and/or master's degree in a related field. We currently have an articulation agreement with NAU to help advance students seeking a bachelor's degree in Diagnostic Medical Imaging.
Continuing Education Courses
If you are looking for information about Computed Tomography (CT Scan) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) then visit our section for Healthcare Continuing Education.
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Medical Radiography Accreditation
Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.
The Medical Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Visit www.jrcert.org for more information.
Passing the ARRT exam and licensure by the Arizona State Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (MRTBE) is necessary for employment in AZ. Our students have reported an excellent pass-rate on this exam.
Additionally, GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Why should you choose an accredited school?
Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.