What is Radiography?
Radiographers perform diagnostic imaging examinations while providing excellent patient care. As a member of the healthcare team, the radiographer works closely with physicians, physician assistants, radiologists, and other medical professionals.
The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled healthcare professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. They are educated in radiation protection, radiographic procedures, patient care, anatomy and physiology, image production and evaluation, and radiography equipment and operation. The curriculum prepares the student to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists primary certification examination. Successful completion of the examination grants the radiographer the distinction as R.T. (R); Registered Technologist in Radiography.
Registered Radiographers often specialize in additional imaging modalities such as: computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MR), mammography (M), bone densitometry (BD), quality management (QM), sonography (S), nuclear medicine (N), and cardiac interventional (CI), vascular interventional (VI), radiation therapy (RT), and registered radiologist assistant (RRA).
The Wilkes Community College Radiography Program is dedicated to providing a quality education for individuals in the field of radiologic technology. The program dovetails the Wilkes Community College Vision, “aspiring to be an effective learner-centered educational institution and a dynamic learning organization, preparing learners for success in a rapidly changing world”. Our mission is to produce competent entry-level radiographers for the various aspects of the profession.
*The Wilkes Community College Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Radiography Admissions Information