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    regularly. A radiologic technologist, also known as radiographers, are the individuals who perform this specific task. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the basic duty for a radiologic technologist is preform diagnostic imaging examinations, like x-rays, on patients. Radiologic Technologists use radiation energy to capture images of the human anatomy (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,2015). To become a radiologic technologist, one much apply for a program. In the state of Kansas, only five colleges/universities offer this specific program. The following schools are; Washburn University, Labette Community College, Hutchison Community College, Newman…

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    The educational requirements for radiologic technologist vary from either an associate’s degree or a two or four-year educational program. “An associate’s degree is the most common educational path for radiologic technologist” (Occupational Outlook Handbook). Radiologic technologist must attend a college that offers a radiology program or attend a two to four year accredited hospital program. Radiologic technologist performs many lifesaving procedures and the correct schooling helps them save…

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    Radiologic technologists must posses certain qualities in order to be proficient at what they do. Radiologic technologists or RTs are medical professionals who take X-rays and other images that are used to help identify illnesses, injuries, and other medical conditions. Most Radiologic technologists work in hospitals, but some often work at doctor offices. This is a great career for people who are interested in technology and enjoy helping others but might not want to become a doctor.…

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    The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, founded in 1922 is the world's largest authorization association that specializes in certifying technologists. The organization focuses on certifying and registering people in the work force. This association is important because it's required to be registered in order to be able to work in the desired field. The technologists are certified with various extensive tests and exams. In addition to the job opportunities one can get by becoming…

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    I first became acquainted with the occupation of radiologic technology in high school when I had the opportunity to participate in job shadowing. I immediately chose radiologic technology as one of my first choices. I chose it because, like so many other students in my class, I had never experienced getting an x-ray or any other type of radiation modality growing up. I became interested in the science and anatomy aspect of radiation sciences and also was amazed at how a machine could produce…

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    The Role of the Radiologic Technologist With technology evolving day-by day, the amount of exams the technologist can perform might diminish because of other modalities making it easier to make a diagnosis for certain anatomy. For instance a technologist may see less exams that pertain to the skull because of the advancement of cat scans. With those same advancements of technology the role of the technologist is also being increased. There are certain things that a technologist now can assume…

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    I want to be able to pursue in my career for this and not just live up to being mediocre because you are just making it harder for yourself. After you go through your education, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technologists, a national organization, will review and accredit radiologic technologists degree programs. Then, the certification is awarded by the American Registry of Radiologic Technicians to people that complete the required education, training, being able to…

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    radiology issues with physicians, radiologists, radiology technologists, and ancillary staff; improving and maintaining quality assurance program for department functions. 14. The RDM maintains a wide degree of creativity and latitude. Commands effective managerial, administrative and leadership abilities. 15. Functions effectively in a cross-functional team environment, Effective communication skills both in written and verbal. Maintains and improves department quality assurance program.…

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    others’ internal problems fascinating, but also the fact that I like to work with technology makes the job even better. Another reason why I would like to go into radiologic technology is because it involves helping other people with their confusions about what is wrong with them. I would be able to begin the process of helping others by producing an image that a radiologist will use to determine what is wrong, so that a doctor can determine the best way fix the problem. I like the feeling of…

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    For my senior project, I focused on the issue of radiation exposure radiologic technologist face with their jobs. I described how radiation is dangerous when used too much and what health issues can arise from that. I also explained the safety procedures used while radiation is being administered and the regulations set in place to keep the technicians and patients safe. I created an informational brochure to inform future radiologic technologists the dangers of radiation exposure and how to…

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