Medical Radiography

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.

Mission Statement

The Medical Radiography program will provide educational activities leading to the preparation of its graduates for employment as radiographers in the healthcare community. The program will offer continuing education opportunities to enhance and/or provide new skills for the qualified practitioner.

Program Goals

  1. Students will be able to perform examinations competently
  2. Students will communicate effectively
  3. Students will develop critical thinking skills
  4. Students will demonstrate professionalism
As a Military Friendly School, the Medical Radiography program at GateWay has allocated 10% of its available seats for any student in the application queue that currently is or was in the military.

Degrees & Certificates


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 more information about Computed Tomography (CT Scan) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) then visit our section for Healthcare Continuing Education.

Employment Outlook

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.

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 for more information.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300 | Fax: (312) 704-5304 | |

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.


Healthcare Program Advisor

Phone: (602) 286-8183
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1130

Nursing/Healthcare Program Advisor

Phone: (602) 286-8536
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1004

Healthcare Program Advisor

Phone: (602) 286-8185
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1103

Program Director, Medical Radiography

Phone: (602) 286-8542
Fax: (602) 286-8480
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH2017

Curriculum Development Facilitator, Faculty, Medical Radiography

Phone: (602) 286-8499
Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF150

Faculty, Clinical Coordinator, Medical Radiography

Phone: (602) 286-8556
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH2015

Faculty, Clinical Coordinator, Medical Radiography

Phone: (602) 286-8502
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH2019