Radiographers are employed in various healthcare institutions including clinics, hospitals, and medical centers, serving as assistants to radiologists and other physicians. Typically, medical imaging departments consist of a vast array of sophisticated imaging equipment and computer networks, requuiring the radiographer to combine state-of-the-art technical skills with superb patient care to produce high quality medical images of the body.
The clinical role of the radiologic technologist encompasses the imaging modalities of general radiography, fluoroscopy, mammography, angiography, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The radiologic technologist must enjoy working with a variety of people and be dedicated to providing excellent customer service. The medical imaging profession is physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. Successful radiologic technologists possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills. In this complex field, professionals must rely on technical expertise in the physical principles of imaging; the operation of intricate equipment; radiation protection; and human anatomy, physiology, and pathology. The ability to navigate an active, fast-paced, and occasionally stressful workplace is vital. Prospective students are encouraged to review our guide to the technical requirements for a career as a radiologic technologist. For the highly motivated individual who is committed to compassionate care and technical excellence, the profession of radiologic technology offers a rewarding career with substantial potential for personal growth and satisfaction
If you are interested in a career in radiologic technology, we invite you seriously consider our excellent program at the University of Hartford.
Daniel N. DeMaio
Radiologic Technology Program Director
Director of Clinical Education