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November 6, 2012
Authored by: Stephanie Adkins

November 6, 2012
Authored by: Stephanie Adkins

Medical diagnostic radiographers operate x-ray and other imaging equipment to assist in the diagnostic and subsequent management of disease or injury. Radiology has been used for medical purposes for over a century and remains the cornerstone of the medical field. The path to becoming and remaining a success in the field of radiology technician are education and training in the right program. So many questions come along with this career as with any. What is the job description? What will it entail? What is the average income? Generally responsible for preparing and safely positioning patients in order to get the most accurate imaging and assisting the radiologist with advanced prep. Regardless of which program is chosen, one should take classes in anatomy, biology, chemistry, and physics. Classes related to radiography include principles of imaging, positioning and pathology, as well as ethic courses in medicine. Clinical programs range from 200-300 hours. After graduation, continuing education is necessary to remain licensed and further advance in the field of radiology. The radiography program at Daytona State College consists of completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” before submitting an application for continuing enrollment: Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and Lab (BSC1085/1085L), College Composition (ENC1101), College Algebra (MAT1105), General Education (CGS 2100, PSY1012, Core Elective). After those classes are done the student must get an application packet from Halifax Hospital, after the packet is received the student must complete an interview with the Assistant Chair of Halifax Hospital, and also complete a drug screen and background check consisting of a fingerprint check of the state and federal criminal history information. When all of that is complete...
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