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The Radiation Sciences Radiologic Technology (RT) degree tracks consists of two professional programs; RT and either Cardiovascular Interventional (CVI), Computed Tomography (CT), or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
The Radiologic Technologist is a professional, qualified by education and clinical experience to provide radiological services using a variety of radiological procedures. The technologist operates and adjusts radiological equipment and determines proper exposure factors so that optimum radiographic quality is achieved with a minimum of radiation exposure to the patient. Radiographers are employed primarily in hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices, where they work closely with the other members of the health care team.
Radiologic Technology at UI Healthcare from the Student Technologists' Point-Of-View.
Visit the U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET web pages below for additional career information:
29-2034 - Radiologic Technologists and Computed Tomography
29-2031 - Cardiovascular Interventional
29-2035 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook reports good news for those interested in a career in Radiologic Technology through 2018. From 2008 through 2018 employment of Radiologic Technologist is expected to increase by 17%, faster than the average for all occupations and those interested in securing a second professional program, such as CT and MRI will have the best employment opportunities. From 2008 through 2018 employment of cardiovascular technologist is expected to increase by 24%.
For statistics on salary expectations and additional information visit the Bureau of Labor and Statistics web pages below:
Radiologic Technology Education takes great care in its pursuit to select and educate top quality technologists. The items below provide verification of our commitment to this pursuit
Radiologic Technology Education has been educating technologists since 1925. During this time, the RT graduates have enjoyed outstanding achievement on The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' (ARRT) Certification exam, consistently performing above the national and Iowa mean.
Job Placement Rate (most recent five-year average) - The number of graduates employed in radiography within twelve months of graduation, compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiography.
Program effectiveness criteria is defined by JCERT at: https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx
The mission of the Radiologic Technology Education at the University of Iowa is to recruit and provide quality individuals with an ambitious, extensive education that equips them with knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide high quality, compassionate medical imaging. The students will be adaptable to varied healthcare settings with diverse patient populations and effectively interact with other members of the healthcare team to provide the best possible patient care.
Goal 1: Graduate clinically competent radiographers.
Goal 2: Students demonstrate effective communication skills.
Goal 3: Students successfully apply critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. • Students demonstrate the ability to adjust technical factors for nonroutine situations.
Goal 4: Students understand and practice professionalism.
Goal 5: Program is effective at graduating entry level technologists.
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