Radiologic Sciences

    • Graduates of Gannon University’s radiologic sciences program achieved a 100-percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam in 14 of the past 15 years. National certification by the AART is required for employment in the profession.
    • Graduates of the program include:MRI Supervisor, University of North Carolina Medical Center; Radiation Therapist, The Regional Cancer Center, Erie Pa.; Clinical Instructors, UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Saint Vincent Hospital, Saint Vincent Imaging Center, Meadville Medical Center; Vascular Ultrasound Technologist, Flagship CVTS, Erie Pa.; Cardiovascular Clinical Education Specialist, Phillips Healthcare; Cardiovascular Interventional Specialist, Austin, Texas; CT Technologist, UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Saint Vincent Hospital

    You Will Learn

    The radiologic sciences program prepares students to work closely with patients and to use advanced technology to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. Diagnostic imaging plays a vital role in health care by providing an inside look into the body to assist in diagnosis.

    Radiologic technologists work closely with radiologists,

    the physicians who interpret medical images. The radiologic sciences program can be completed in as few as 24 months and prepares students for entry-level placement in the field. Learning is accomplished through an integrated plan of classroom instruction, hands-on simulation in the radiology lab and supervised clinical practicum. Clinical education begins in the second semester and provides real-life opportunities to transfer theory into practice. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

    The program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. 

    JRCERT
    20 N. Wacker Drive
    Suite 2850
    Chicago, IL 60606
    312-704-5300
    FAX: 312-704-5304
    mail@jrcert.org
    www.jrcert.org

    You Will Experience

    The program provides extensive clinical opportunities for students each semester in northwestern Pennsylvania’s large and diverse healthcare economy, including tertiary-care hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician offices.

    Our students benefit from quality classroom instruction and diverse clinical education in affiliated healthcare facilities that have the newest digital technologies. Students in Gannon’s radiologic sciences program are assigned to the following clinical affiliates on a rotational basis: Meadville Medical Center, Millcreek Community Hospital, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine of Erie, Saint Vincent Hospital, Saint Vincent Imaging Center, UPMC Hamot and UPMC Hamot Imaging Center.

    You Will Achieve

    Upon successful completion of the national certification examination graduates are granted a license to practice in the profession.  Employment opportunities include hospitals, outpatient imaging centers, physicans’ offices or mobile imaging services.

    With additional education and/or training, graduates can pursue the following career paths: 

    • administration
    • bone densitometry
    • cardiovascular interventional imaging (CVI)
    • computed tomography (CT)
    • education
    • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • mammography
    • radiation therapy
    • sales

    You will Study

    Radiologic science is an almost completely technology-driven field. Because of this, students have access to and learn to use highly sophisticated medical technology that simulates the environment students will encounter in a real-life clinical setting. Gannon’s radiologic sciences program includes a 15-month professional component, which focuses on the application of classroom theory to clinical practice. Some of the courses students will take in this program include:

    RADS 117: Clinical Radiography I

    This course introduces the student to a virtual clinical setting through simulated patient care skills and manipulation of standard radiologic equipment in our lab. Students learn and practice the fundamental skills needed to progress through the curriculum, especially as they relate to performance of imaging exams.

    RADS 206, 216, 226, 286: Clinical Radiography 3, 4, 5, 6

    Clinical rotations at various sites provide a variety of learning opportunities so that students can develop competency in the performance of radiographic procedures. 

    RADS 271: Introduction to Radiographic Pathology

    A study of the common pathologies seen radiographically, this course integrates the student’s previous clinical experience and class work with specific pathophysiology within the body systems. It is designed to offer the student basic foundations of disease or injury, including clinical, pathological and radiographic manifestations.

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    You Will Earn

    Wages of radiologic technologists are competitive with other health professionals who have similar educational backgrounds. A 2013 survey by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists showed that annual salaries averaged about $43,155 for entry-level radiographers.