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1 Theda Clark School of Radiology

2 What 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!

3 Radiologic Technologist Responsibilities:
High patient contact with basic nursing skills Cleaning patients, evaluation of vitals Stress level varies X-ray sick people, forensic imaging (post-mortem) trauma victims, surgical setting, etc. Work variety of hours days, pm’s, weekends, overnights, holidays, on-call (pay differentials) Median salary nationally is $53-54K (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Projected need until 2018                                                       

4 Theda Clark School of Radiologic Technology:
2 year program, full time, primarily during the day 10-12 students are accepted No waiting list if not accepted then need to re-apply for next year Interviews to get into program Make yourself stick out from other candidates Recommendations –CNA, volunteer work, computer knowledge, job shadow ,research the profession

5 Requirements for Acceptance:
GPA: 2.5 minimum 3 hours of job shadow with ThedaCare Completed 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 program In addition to any earned Associates Degree or higher, student must also have college credits for: Anatomy and Physiology (3 credit)-complete prior to application deadline Medical Terminology (2 credit or higher)-complete prior to application deadline

6 How did we do it in the past?
A lot slower . Typical exam times are reduced by 30 minutes. Barium enema exam Patient can tolerate exam much better with less pain. Detail was good 10 years ago but has dramatically improved

7 What modalities in radiology use technology to create images?
Diagnostic Radiology Interventional Radiology Surgery MRI Trauma Mammography Computed Tomography Forensic imaging

8 CT Technology as a diagnostic tool
Appendicitis- CT Kidney stones Rupture spleen from tree stand fall Sinusitis Lung tumor

9 career opportunities that work within radiology.
Diagnostic Radiology Interventional CT MRI Mammography Management Education Sales Applications Radiation Therapy Surgical Radiological Technologist

10 Guess what technology and what is wrong?

11 Troy Albrecht MS R.T.(R)(CT)
Thanks for having me! Troy Albrecht MS R.T.(R)(CT) Any Questions??

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