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Registered Radiologic Technologists (RTs) are medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments. RTs practice in hospitals, clinics and physician’s offices, and in many clinical specialties, from prenatal care to orthopedics. The curriculum includes anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety and patient care. Graduates may practice general radiography, or specialize in an imaging technique such as bone densitometry, cardiac or vascular interventional radiography, computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine.

Program Details

Registered Radiologic Technologists (RTs) are medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments. RTs practice in hospitals, clinics and physician’s offices, and in many clinical specialties, from prenatal care to orthopedics. Radiologic Technologists are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety and patient care.

Transfer Opportunites

Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Credit for Prior Learning

Northern Virginia Community College accepts industry-standard certifications, credentials and/or professional courses for credit. Broadly, licenses, credentials and/or certifications must be current and valid for consideration. For more information regarding the status of the certification and its eligibility for credit, please see an advisor or faculty members in the discipline area that awards CPL credit.

The most current information can be found here for CPL: Certifications and Credentials.

Program Degrees and Certificates

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Career Prospects

Radiological Technologists may practice general radiography, or specialize in an imaging technique such as bone densitometry, cardiac or vascular interventional radiography, computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine. https://www.asrt.org/main/career-center/careers-in-radiologic-technology.

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