Medical Diagnosis and Therapy
Radiographers play a major role in the diagnostic and therapeutic fields of medicine. In addition to using X-ray equipment to take pictures of the internal parts of the patient's body, radiographers may do radiation therapy and assist in measuring and handling radium and other radioactive materials.
In hospital and other laboratory settings, radiographers have an important role in health care, with the opportunity for professional and salary advancement by earning advanced degrees.
The bachelor of science in radiography at Alderson-Broaddus is a degree that can be earned in two years of study on campus, plus approximately two years in a clinical school approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
If you begin in radiography at A-B, you will have two years of pre-professional studies, and then you may apply for admission to any of the 360 schools of Radiography in the United States for your clinical studies. Your final requirement for R.T. Certification will be the Registry Certification Examination, which is nationally scheduled and administered by the Educational Testing Service.
If you are a Certified Radiographer wanting to add the bachelor's degree, you may be awarded up to sixty semester hours of credit for your clinical training, and earn the bachelor of science degree from Alderson-Broaddus in approximately two additional years of study. To receive this credit, you must present appropriate evidence of certification, which includes an official copy of your school record, official copy of the score earned on the Registry Examination (certified to be passing) and a copy of your certificate.
Faculty and Facilities
In your two years of study with the excellent faculty and high-quality students at Alderson-Broaddus you'll have many advantages: small classes, attention and guidance from your professors; current, well-equipped laboratories, and opportunities for advanced laboratory responsibilities - important features not standard in larger schools. A-B's computer labs provide one station for every seven students, so you can be assured of easy access to a personal computer or to the mainframe, and you'll be using a system that is constantly expanded and upgraded.
Allied Health Programs
At A-B you will study in a small campus community where almost half the students are majoring in medically-related fields: physician assistant, nursing, athletic training, and radiography. Several also earn biology or chemistry degrees as the foundation for medical school and other professional schools.