Radiologic Technology: About the Program
Radiology is the branch of medicine that uses various forms of radiation, such as x-rays, to provide information for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Radiologic technologists aid physicians by performing radiologic examinations necessary to diagnose conditions and treat patients.
The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to provide:
- Progressive academic and clinical educational environment for qualified students to prepare them as competent and compassionate radiologic healthcare providers,
- Knowledge and skills needed to meet and/or exceed minimum entry level requirements to perform radiologic technology.
Recruit and select qualified individuals with potential for success,
- Students/graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills of a clinically competent radiographer,
- Students/graduates will demonstrate effective communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and
- Students/graduates will recognize the significance of professional growth and development.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Il. 60606, 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org.
Clinical Rotation Sites
Students in the Radiologic Technology program are able to take advantage of the following clinical rotation sites:
Hahnemann University Hospital
Broad and Vine Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023
510 Darby Road
Havertown, PA 19083
American Open MRI and CT Center
100 North Presidential Boulevard
3rd Floor Suite 301
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Radiological Technology Program Student Handbook.(PDF)
Employment opportunities abound in hospitals, doctors' offices, mobile radiography, agencies, sales, application specialists, and research.
Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on post-graduate opportunities.
We encourage you to research the field at Department of Labor web site.
Information about salary ranges can be found at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292034.htm.
For information on careers in radiologic technology contact the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, 15000 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87123-3917, www.asrt.org.
For certification information, contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, 1255 Northland Dr., St. Paul, M.N. 55120-1155. www.arrt.org.