Radiologic Technologists help physicians unlock the mysteries of the human body with X-ray technology and computerized images. These Technologists take pictures of the internal structures of human bodies with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT, Sonograms and other complex imaging techniques. Radiologic Technologists in all fields blend knowledge of human anatomy and physiology with patient relation skills. They must understand the complex equipment and be able to make quality control judgements based on the results of the tests they perform. Special Procedures Technologists who are educated and credentialed in more than one type of imaging technology, such as radiography and ultrasonography or nuclear medicine, will have better employment opportunities as employers look for new ways to control costs.
Three options are available for an education in radiologic technology. A bachelor’s degree is offered by four-year colleges and universities. A two year associate degree is offered by community and junior colleges, and a diploma/certificate program is offered by vocational-technical schools and hospitals. Both the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers administer voluntary registration examinations. Radiologic technologists must document the completion of 24 hours of continuing education every two years to maintain licensure.
- DCH School of Radiologic Technology
- Gadsden State Community College
- Huntsville Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
- Jefferson State Community College
- Trenholm State Technical College-Medical Radiology
- University of Alabama at Birmingham – Department of Diagnostic & Therapeutic Sciences
- University of South Alabama – College of Allied Health Professions
- Wallace Community College
- Wallace State Community College
- Wallace State Community College – Hanceville