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Radiologic Technologists provide quality radiographic images for diagnostic purposes. These images can include x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and mammography. While focusing on patient care, Radiologic Technologists explain different procedures to patients and can aid in diagnosing abnormalities like fractures or tumors using these images.They are often responsible for operating and maintaining radiographic equipment and supplies,
positioning patients correctly for scans, and processing radiographic images.

The Radiologic Technology programs at Colorado Mesa University prepare individuals for certification and professional practice in the field. CMU offers an entry level degree and a more specialized degree for students who are already Registered Radiologic Technologists. CMU also offers many clubs and organizations that can help students build connections and leadership skills.

The Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology prepares students to become Registered
Radiologic Technologists whose careers can include radiography, advanced imaging, management, and
education. The program includes both classroom studies and clinical rotations at different facilities on
the Western Slope. The Radiologic Technology program is highly competitive and has a separate
application processes with selective admission requirements and application deadlines.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology provides students who are already Registered
Radiologic Technologists and have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic
Technology with the opportunity to advance in specialty areas. These areas include CT, MRI,
Mammography, and Cardio/vascular Imaging along with acquiring skills in informatics, quality
management, and advanced patient care. The program is designed to deliver quality education through
distance learning.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CMU'S Radiologic Technology PROGRAM

• CT Technologist
• Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
• EEG Technician
• Imaging Clinical Manager
• Mammographer
• MRI Technologist
• Radiologic Technician
• Radiologic Technologist
• Radiographer
• Sonographer
• Special Procedures Technologist
• Ultrasound Technologist
• X-Ray Technologist

Note: Some of the occupations listed above may require additional education, experience, or training beyond a bachelor’s degree. To research these occupations use the Career Research Resources links below.

• Operate, position, and maintain radiographic equipment to obtain the best images
• Explain procedures to patients and use safety measures to minimize radiation exposure
• Maintain thorough and accurate patient data and medical history
• Collaborate with other medical professionals like physicians and nurses
• Prepare and administer pharmaceuticals or injections to patients as needed for imaging
• Order supplies like contrast materials, films, chemicals, or other required equipment
• Position patients for imaging scans
• Process film and evaluate results to make sure they meet necessary standards

• Clinics
• Diagnostic Imaging Centers
• Doctors’ Offices
• Government Agencies
• Hospitals
• Medical Centers
• Outpatient Care Centers
• Private Laboratories

Skills needed by Radiologic Technology majors:

• Physical stamina and manual dexterity
• Knowledgeable about operating and maintaining imaging equipment
• Math skills
• Critical thinking skills
• Be caring and patient
• Ability to explain procedures
• Interpersonal , verbal, & written communication skills
• Knowledge in biology and medicine
• Leadership and decision-making skills
• Ability to work with diverse people
• Ability to collaborate and adapt
• Detail-oriented

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