Radiology is a science combining medical imaging technology with patient care. Radiological technologists apply their knowledge of physics, anatomy, and physiology to create radiographic images that assist with the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions in the body.
Radiographers strive to provide quality patient care while limiting radiation exposure to patients, themselves, and others. Radiographers use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to perform medical imaging procedures by adapting the variable technical parameters of the procedure to the condition of the patient.
Penn State Schuylkill's Radiological Sciences program is a comprehensive academic and clinical-based curriculum.
The program begins in the fall of each year and requires 24 consecutive months (including summer sessions) to complete. The program follows Penn State's regular fall and spring academic calendars. The summer semester is 12 weeks and typically begins the third week of May and ends in early August, with holidays on Memorial Day and Independence Day.
Students successfully completing the program receive an associate degree in Radiological Sciences from Penn State and are eligible to apply for examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for professional certification.
Many U.S. states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.