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1 Suzieann Richards-Bass MAED, MBA, RT (R) University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Sciences Diagnostic Imaging Program

2 History of Radiology November 11, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen Roentgen the first Nobel prize in physics in 1901

3 History of Radiology X-ray of Roentgen’s Wife’s Hand X-ray of a colleagues hand after presenting the“new ray” to the Physics – Medical Association

4 History of Radiology

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6 Diagnostic Imaging Technologists Radiologists Medical Doctors 7 to 10 years education Interpret Diagnostic Images Ultimate responsibility Radiologic Technologists / Diagnostic Imaging Technologists Technologists 2 to 4 years education Perform diagnostic imaging procedures

7 Diagnostic Imaging Technologists

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9 The Future is Here!

10 Advanced Practice

11 Diagnostic Imaging Technologists

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13 Qualities of a Diagnostic Imaging Technologist Compassionate Mature Dependable Responsible Detail oriented Good communicator Professional

14 Diagnostic Radiography

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16 Education for Diagnostic Imaging Technologist Radiography - foundation Radiography Programs 2 years – 24 months (yes school during summer!) FULL-TIME education! Not like previous education. Up to 40 hours per week on campus. Requires up to 24 hrs a week in clinical setting performing radiographic procedures Certificate, Associate of Applied Science, Associate Degree

17 Education for Diagnostic Imaging Technologist Radiography Programs Certificate – Institutional Associate of Applied Science – Technical Associate degree – completed general education requirements Bachelor degree – M. D. Anderson Program

18 UT MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Sciences Diagnostic Imaging Technologist Program 2 years (24 months) 1 year MRI CT Education/Management Bachelors of Science Application Deadline April 1 Selection criteria GPA References Personal Interview Site visit Radiographers Prerequisite Courses

19 6 Communication (English rhetoric/composition) 3 Mathematics College Algebra- or higher 12 Natural Sciences Must include Anatomy & Physiology 1 (Mandatory) Anatomy and Physiology II recommended 6 Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts 3 hours in Humanities 3 hours in visual and performing arts

20 Prerequisite Courses continued 15 Social and Behavior Sciences Must include: 6 hours of U. S. 6 hours in political 3 hours in social/behavior science Psychology recommended Minimum total of 42 hours required

21 What the student should expect Demonstration of clinical competency Participation in Clinical education 24 hours per week Full didactic course load Participation in Professional responsibilities/duties

22 Upon Completion Students sit for the National certification examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist State Licensure is required in many states Continued education is required to maintain Certification and license

23 Trauma Radiography

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25 Digital Radiography

26 Diagnostic Radiography

27 Imaging Modalities – Advanced Levels Mammography Sonography Computed Tomography Magnetic Resonance Imaging Nuclear Medicine SPECT PET Tomography Radiation Therapy

28 Sonography

29 Nuclear Medicine

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31 Fusion Imaging SPECT (Single Photon Emission Tomography)

32 Computed Tomography

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35 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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39 Fusion Imaging MRI and Nuclear Medicine

40 Fusion Imaging PET (Positron Emission Tomography – CT and Nuclear Medicine)

41 Molecular Imaging

42 Advanced Level Practice Master’s Programs Education Management Radiology Physician Assistant

43 Interested? Clinical visit – get to know the profession BEFORE you apply Complete your core-curriculum requirements for a BS degree Be prepared for 24 hours of clinical experience per week PLUS didactic classes Classes for radiography are typically held in traditional setting Blackboard Internet Online testing

44 Additional information regarding the Diagnostic Imaging Program can be obtained by calling the Program Office at (713) 792-3455 Visit us on the Web at www.mdanderson.org/healthsciences

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