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Radiography

This is an exciting and challenging career involving the use of highly sophisticated equipment to create X-rays – anatomical images that are used by physicians to diagnose disease.

Radiographers have direct patient contact in clinic and hospital settings and are valuable members of the primary health-care team.

Why become a Radiographer?

  • Radiographers meet new people every day.
  • Radiographers are highly regarded by their patients for their professionalism and support.
  • The technology in medical imaging is changing all the time.  You will use the latest technology and manage machines that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Promotion opportunities and the ability to cross train to areas such as Computed Axial Tomography (CAT scan) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, and Bone densitometry are excellent.
  • The health care field is one of the largest fields of employment in the United States. 

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Radiological Technology Program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is to provide the medical community with entry-level Radiologic Technologists competent to perform diagnostic medical radiography.  Consistent with the institutional mission, the program is committed to the development of the student’s educational and professional growth.  The program integrates both general and technical education to ensure that graduates can meet the multiple demands of rapidly changing technology in the medical field.

Program goals:

  • Students will demonstrate entry-level competency in
    radiography procedures.
  • Students will communicate effectively while providing quality
    patient care within a health care setting.
  • Students will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking
    within the work environment.
  • Students will engage in professional growth and
    development opportunities.

Radiography Student Learning Outcomes 

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate entry-level competency in radiography procedures. 
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will evaluate radiographic images
  • Students will practice radiation safety principles
  • Students will apply computer skills in CR and DR within the radiographic clinical setting. 
 
Goal 2:  Students will communicate effectively while providing patient care within a health care setting.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will communicate effectively
  • Student will provide quality patient care.
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking within the work environment.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will perform non-routine procedures in the practice of diagnostic radiography.
  • Students will perform case study analysis.
 
Goal 4: Students will engage in professional growth and development opportunities.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will obtain student membership in the ASRT. 
  • Students will participate in the WSRT Student Symposium.
  • Students will abide by the ARRT Professional Code of Ethics by demonstrating professional behaviors within the clinical setting.
     

For more information, call (800) 422-NWTC, ext. 5543.

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