Radiologic Technology (AS)
What is A Radiologic Technology (AS) Degree?
Radiologic Technology is the field that includes the science and skills of imaging parts of a patient’s body to diagnose and pinpoint health problems. Radiologic technologists take scans like X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and computed tomography (CT) scans under the guidance of a Radiologist. These scans are then reviewed by the doctor and members of the health team to decide on what treatment is needed for the patient. The Radiologic Technologist needs to be able to position the patients and direct the machinery properly to ensure that the scans are helpful and precise.
Students in the Associate of Science degree program (sometimes called the Associate of Applied Science AAS degree) in Radiologic Technology will study anatomy, biology, and biochemistry, along with the specialized courses in patient care, radiographic positioning and protection, diagnostics and pathology, and special techniques used for certain parts of the body. Clinical experiences also will be included. The Associate’s degree will prepare graduates for licensure and entry-level jobs in most geographical areas.