2What does a Registered Radiologic Technologist do? The Radiologic Technologist (RTR) safely uses x-ray equipment to assist the radiologist in examining patients for broken bones, injuries, diseases, or assessing the functional ability of organs. Many of the exams we perform require needle injections/placement of catheters done by the radiologist.The RTR may work in hospital or clinic settings.The work may also involve assisting other physicians in invasive procedures as well as using mobile x-ray equipment in surgery, patient rooms, and ER.A vital member of the patient care team!
3Radiologic Technologist Responsibilities: High patient contact with basic nursing skillsCleaning patients, evaluation of vitalsStress level variesX-ray sick people, forensic imaging (post-mortem)trauma victims, surgical setting, etc.Work variety of hoursdays, pm’s, weekends, overnights, holidays, on-call (pay differentials)Median salary nationally is $53-54K(Bureau of Labor Statistics)Projected need until 2018
4Theda Clark School of Radiologic Technology: 2 year program, full time, primarily during the day10-12 students are acceptedNo waiting listif not accepted then need to re-apply for next yearInterviews to get into programMake yourself stick out from other candidatesRecommendations –CNA, volunteer work, computer knowledge, job shadow ,research the profession
5Requirements for Acceptance: GPA: 2.5 minimum3 hours of job shadow with ThedaCareCompleted Associates Degree (or higher) or Working towards Associates Degree that will be completed in the spring prior to the fall that student will start our Radiology programIn addition to any earned Associates Degree or higher, student must also have college credits for:Anatomy and Physiology (3 credit)-complete prior to application deadlineMedical Terminology (2 credit or higher)-complete prior to application deadline
6How did we do it in the past? A lot slower . Typical exam times are reduced by 30 minutes. Barium enema examPatient can tolerate exam much better with less pain.Detail was good 10 years ago but has dramatically improved
7What modalities in radiology use technology to create images? Diagnostic Radiology Interventional Radiology SurgeryMRITraumaMammographyComputed TomographyForensic imaging
8CT Technology as a diagnostic tool Appendicitis- CT Kidney stones Rupture spleen from tree stand fallSinusitisLung tumor
9career opportunities that work within radiology. Diagnostic RadiologyInterventionalCTMRIMammographyManagementEducationSalesApplicationsRadiation TherapySurgical Radiological Technologist