College of Health Sciences

Medical Radiography Program

WELCOME TO THE Medical Radiography Program AT DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY!

Medical radiographers or radiologic technologists are medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments. Medical radiographers practice in hospitals, clinics and physician’s offices, and in many clinical specialties, from prenatal care to orthopedics. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety and patient care.

Due to the unique structure and accreditation of each radiography program, the Medical Radiography Program at Dixie State University does not accept transfer students from other medical radiography programs.

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OUR MISSION

The Medical Radiography Program is committed to providing an excellent and comprehensive educational experience that prepares the student to enter the field of radiography with the knowledge, skills and values to be a successful member of the healthcare team.

GOALS & PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    1. Students will develop competence in clinical performance.
      • Produce quality diagnostic images for routine radiographic exams.
      • Practice radiation protection.
    2. Students will acquire critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
      • Modify standard procedures.
      • Critique radiographic images.
    3. Students will determine the importance of professional and ethical conduct.
      • Practice patient confidentiality.
      • Perform procedures with compassion to all.
    4. Students will develop effective communication skills.
      • Demonstrate effective oral communication.
      • Demonstrate written communication skills.
    5. The program will provide the community with a skilled entry-level radiologic technology graduate.

PHILOSOPHY

It is the program’s philosophy that to develop professional, competent and compassionate medical radiographers requires a quality education founded on a well-rounded curriculum which includes technical skills, critical thinking, and ethical and responsible behavior.

Certification & Licensure

Graduates of the Dixie State University Medical Radiography Program are eligible to apply for certification and registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), which is the nationally recognized standard of the profession. The education requirement for eligibility is an earned associate’s degree or higher and completion of an ARRT-approved educational program. More information on certification can be found at arrt.org/earn-arrt-credentials/requirements.

Most states require technologists to be licensed by that state in which they work; more information regarding state specific guidelines can be found at asrt.org/main/standards-and-regulations/legislation-regulations-and-advocacy/individual-state-licensure. Utah licensure information for radiological technologists can be obtained at dopl.utah.gov/rad.

Further information regarding the career of radiologic technology and career advancement opportunities can be obtained through the American Society of Radiologic Technologists at asrt.org/main/career-center/careers-in-radiologic-technology.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Email: mail@jrcert.org

Phone: 312-704-5300

Address:

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

The Dixie State University Medical Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which is the national accrediting agency for radiography programs and assures that programs follow standards to maintain academic excellence, and has been awarded the full 8-year award. The next review is tentatively scheduled for April 2026.

www.jrcert.org 

Contact

Tiera Rigby

Program Director

Email: trigby@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4840

Office: Taylor 204

Rachel Stewart

Academic Advisor

Email: Rachel.Stewart@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7695

Office: HPC 339

Kathryn Preiss

Administrative Assistant

Email: Kathryn.Preiss@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4820

Office: Taylor 207/HPC 322