Radiologic technology is the recording of images that assist doctors and other medical professional in diagnosing and treating a variety of illnesses. Accredited vocational schools prepare students to work in hospitals, physicians' offices, imaging centers, outpatient care centers, medical laboratories, and other facilities. The American Medical Association approves a variety of educational programs that offer training for careers in radiologic technology.
Associates, bachelors, and masters degrees as well as certificates are available in radiologic technology. Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and fluoroscopy all include the use of radiologic technology. Courses may include instruction in medical terminology, computed tomography scanning, radio waves, x-rays, biology, and much more.
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Echocardiography (ECG) is the term used for sonograms on the heart. With an education in echocardiography you can learn to use ultrasound techniques to look at images of cardiovascular anatomy. Accredited educational programs offer training in medical terminology, biology
, psychology, ultrasound physics, cardiovascular pharmacology, and other related courses. Students can obtain the knowledge and skills to work in a hospital, clinic, physician's office, or diagnostic imaging centers.
Nuclear medicine is a form of capturing images that will be used to diagnose and treat various diseases by putting radiopharmaceuticals into the body and using cameras to form and capture images. The study of physical sciences, radiation protection and procedures, imaging techniques, radiopharmaceuticals, computer applications, and much more may be included in coursework. With a degree in nuclear medicine you can work in physician's offices, diagnostic imaging centers, medical laboratories, and more as a nuclear medicine technologist.
There are several accredited educational programs that offer an education in radiation therapy. Radiation therapists provide radiation treatment to patients by using linear accelerators. Students can learn a variety of skills such as human anatomy, physics, math, computer science
, physiology, research methodology, and much more while obtaining a degree. Graduates of accredited vocational schools can find employment in physician's offices, hospitals, outpatient care centers, and diagnostic laboratories.
Sonographers use diagnostic procedures to make visual images of organs, tissues, and blood flow in the human body. With associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, and certificates available in sonography graduates will learn to assist doctors with the diagnosis and treatment of their patients in a variety of medical settings. Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of subjects including patient care, sonographic imaging, medical technologies, anatomy, medical terminology, physiology, scanning techniques, and much more.
Ultrasound technology provides internal images of a patient to assist medical professionals
in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions. Ultrasound technologists select images, adjust and maintain equipment, operate ultrasound equipment, keep patient records, and other relevant tasks. Accredited vocational schools may provide the option to specialize in specific areas like gynecology, ophthalmic or abdominal ultrasound, and more depending on their career goals. Courses may be available in obstetric ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, gynecology ultrasound, physics, vascular ultrasound, instrumentation, medical terminology, and anatomy. Certificates, as well as diplomas and associates and bachelor's degrees can be obtained in the health care field for ultrasound.
An x-ray is an internal skeletal picture used to diagnose a variety of medical problems, and x-ray technicians are responsible for the x-ray process. There are several accredited vocational schools that provide training in x-ray technology. Students can learn patient care, medical terminology, physiology, pathology, anatomy, radiology equipment, medical ethics, medical equipment safety, and much more. Graduates who obtain a degree can work in medical clinics, dental
clinics, hospitals, physician's offices, chiropractor's offices, or other medical agencies. Certification can be obtained with The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART).
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Only fully accredited educational programs can offer you a quality education that will be respected by many. There are several agencies like the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
that are approved to provide vocational schools with the accreditation they need.
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