Radiology is one of the fastest growing, most exciting, and increasingly important fields in medicine today. Since the discovery of X-rays in 1895, the field of radiology has expanded to diagnostic radiology, computerized imaging, radiation therapy, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance imaging.
The Radiologic Technologist plays an important role on the medical team as a technical assistant to the physician and radiologist. Radiologic Technologists use ionizing radiation and other forms of imaging equipment to perform radiology procedures that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of injury, disease, and detection of physical conditions.
Mount Marty College and Avera Sacred Heart Hosptial offer various levels of certification to become a Radiologic Technologist.
- Certificate in Radiology: Avera Sacred Heart Hospital or a School of Radiology
- Bachelor of Science: Mount Marty College and a School of Radiology
An advisor assists students in preparing for admission to a School of Radiology.
The Certificate program through Avera Sacred Heart Hospital or a School of Radiology involves both didactic and clinical experiences. Graduates are eligible to take the registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the examination leads to the title of Registered Technologist, Radiographer (RTR).
Mount Marty College offers a unique delivery method for a bachelor's degree in Radiologic Technology. Students complete the general education core and related requirements at Mount Marty College. A certificate program is then completed at an accredited School of Radiology. Upon receipt of an official transcript from the School of Radiology, MMC will award the student sixty credit hours at no extra cost.