Academics

Radiologic Technology Program

Radiographers use state of the art equipment to produce diagnostic medical images in a variety of health care settings. 

Radiographers perform a wide variety of diagnostic x-ray procedures such as the examinations of the skeletal system, the chest and the abdomen. They administer contrast media to diagnose problems within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the genitourinary system. They also assist the radiologist during special procedures that examine the spinal cord and joint spaces. 

Radiologic technologists might also specialize in mammography. Mammographers use low-dose x-ray systems to produce images of the breast. Technologists may be certified in multiple specialties. Additional opportunities for specialization include computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). They may be called CT technologists or MRI technologists, depending on the equipment they work with. 

The constant growth in the field has created new and exciting career opportunities in specialty areas. Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program qualify to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology. 

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Program Effectiveness Data

Radiography Program Effectiveness Data, Mission and Goals

 

Career Information

Radiographers use their knowledge of physics and human anatomy to create permanent medical images used by the physician in making a diagnosis. Radiographers use "high-tech" equipment to produce these images in a variety of settings inside and outside of the hospital.

Duties May Include:

 

  • Operating x-ray equipment

  • Calculating exposure factors

  • Evaluating radiographs

 

  • Practicing aseptic techniques

  • Developing exposed x-ray film

  • Maintaining patient records

 

  • Assisting physician with imaging

  • Preparing patients for examination


For more information about careers, visit Career Onestop for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Piedmont Technical College's Career Tracks page for more in-depth information about this program. For national career information, visit Virtual Career Network.

Employers of Piedmont Technical College Alumni include:

  • Abbeville Area Medical Center

  • B-L Family Practice, P.A.

  • Carolina Bone & Joint Clinic

  • Carolina Health Centers

  • Edgefield County Hospital

  • Greenville Hospital System

  • Greenwood Genetic Center

  • Greenwood Urological

  • Lakelands Orthopedic Clinic

  • Laurens County Health Care System

  • Lexington Medical Center

  • McCormick Correctional Institution

  • Mccormick Family Practice

  • Newberry County Memorial Hospital

  • Palmetto Bone & Joint P.A.

  • Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital

  • Providence Heart Center

  • Saluda Family Medicine

  • Self Regional Health Care

  • St. Francis Health System

  • Tower Pointe Medical Center

  • United Mobile Imaging

  • Ware Shoals Center for Family Medicine