The NKU Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
A field growing in leaps and bounds ...
The Radiologic Technology program at NKU provides students the opportunity to enter into a rapidly advancing field, full of cutting edge scientific progress, utilizing state of the art equipment, in a growing profession that offers a fulfilling and promising future.
Radiologic technologists (or radiographers) are healthcare professionals who create medical images of the body to help health care providers diagnose and treat illness and injury. At NKU, we prepare students in the diagnostic field of Radiologic Technology. This area of professional practice involves the use of radiation to provide images for examination of the:
- vessels of the body
Crucial to successful interpretation, the radiologic technologist is responsibile for accurately and properly:
- preparing the patient for radiologic examinations
- positioning the patient for radiologic examinations
- selecting the amount of x-ray exposure
- processing the images
- evaluating the image quality
- assisting the radiologist during fluoroscopic procedures
When it comes to being part of a patient care team attempting to diagnose or rule out disease or injury, it's easy to see that the role of the Radiologic Technologist is essential.
PLEASE NOTE: The Radiologic Technology Program may be transitioning to a baccalaureate degree program. If it is approved, students accepted in the program beginning in summer of 2014 would be in the new baccalaureate program. The prerequisite courses would still apply as published on Admission Procedure & Eligibility link at right.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE LINKS ON THE RIGHT, ESPECIALLY ADMISSION PROCEDURE & ELIGIBILITY.