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1 Welcome to Diagnostic Imaging
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 Within weeks of Roentgen's formal announcement in late 1895, newspapers, magazines, and professional journals around the world were giving careful explanations of the mysterious rays--along with detailed instructions on their production and uses. By February of 1896, most urban centers and many small towns across the U.S. had seen their first demonstrations of the "new light." Within a year, the application of X-rays to diagnosis and therapy was an established part of the medical scene

3 History of Radiology X-ray of a colleagues hand after
I-08 The famous radiograph made by Roentgen on 22 December 1895, and sent to physicist Franz Exner in Vienna. This is traditionally known as "the first X-ray picture" and "the radiograph of Mrs. Roentgen's hand. " It is certainly not the previous, and was not labeled as the latter at the time of publication. I-09 Radiograph of the hand of Albert von Kolliker, made at the conclusion of Roentgen's lecture and demonstration at the Wurzburg Physical-Medical Society on 23 January 1896. I-10 Radiograph of coins made by A.W. Goodspeed ( ) and William Jennings ( ) in 1896, duplicating one they had made by accident in Philadelphia on 22 February Neither Goodspeed nor Jennings claimed any priority in the discovery, as the plates lay unnoticed and unremarked until Roentgen's announcement caused them to review the images. X-ray of a colleagues hand after presenting the“new ray” to the Physics – Medical Association X-ray of Roentgen’s Wife’s Hand

4 History of Radiology I-50 By that time it was already too late for many of the roentgen ray pioneers. Mihran Kassabian ( ) meticulously noted and photographed his hands during progressive necroses and serial amputations, hoping the data collected might prove useful after his death.

5 History of Radiology

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
Career Opportunities

8 Diagnostic Imaging Technologists
Radiography Magnetic Resonance Imaging Mammography Pet Scanning Spec Scanning Bone Densitometry Interventional Imaging Nuclear Medicine Sonography Radiation Therapy Computed Tomography Cardiac Imaging

9 Diagnostic Imaging Technologists
The Future is Here! Digital Radiography Molecular Imaging

10 Advanced Practice Radiologist Assistant Radiology Practioner Assistant

11 Diagnostic Imaging Technologists
Sales and Service Quality Assurance Administration Application Specialist Medical Physics Traveling Information Systems Management Education Research


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

14 Diagnostic Radiography

15 Diagnostic Radiography

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 Prerequisite Courses 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

24 Trauma Radiography

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

30 Nuclear Medicine

31 SPECT (Single Photon Emission Tomography)
Fusion Imaging SPECT (Single Photon Emission Tomography)

32 Computed Tomography

33 Computed Tomography

34 Computed Tomography

35 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

36 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

37 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

38 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

39 MRI and Nuclear Medicine
Fusion Imaging MRI and Nuclear Medicine

40 PET (Positron Emission Tomography – CT and Nuclear Medicine)
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) Visit us on the Web at

45 That's All Folks!

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