College of Health Sciences

Medical Radiography Program

WELCOME TO THE Medical Radiography Program AT DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY!

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.

Medical radiographers or radiologic technologists are allied health professionals who use their patient care and technical skills to perform diagnostic procedures using ionizing radiation. Procedures include exams of the gastrointestinal, skeletal, respiratory, and urinary systems and may be performed in the Radiology Department, Emergency Department or the surgical suite.

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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.

Program Assessment

Goals

Goal 1 – Students will develop competence in clinical performance.

  • Students will produce quality diagnostic images for routine radiographic exams.
  • Students will practice radiation protection.

Goal 2 – Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Students will be able to modify standard procedures.
  • Students will be able to critique radiographic images.

 

 

Goal 3 – Students will practice professional and ethical conduct.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will practice patient confidentiality.
  • Students will perform procedures with compassion to all.

Goal 4 – Students will develop effective communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication.
  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.

Program Effectiveness Goal: The Program will provide the community with a skilled entry-level radiologic technology graduate.

AAS Medical Radiography program learning outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Develop competence in clinical performance.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  3. Practice professional and ethical conduct.
  4. Develop effective communication skills.

Philosophy of the Medical Radiography Program

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 DSU 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. 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 DSU 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.

www.jrcert.org 

Contact

Sherry Floerchinger

Program Director

Email: floerchinger@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4840

Office: Taylor 204

Rachel Harris

Health Sciences Advisor

Email: Rachel.Harris@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7695

Office: Holland 134

Kathryn Preiss

Administrative Assistant

Email: Kathryn.Preiss@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4820

Office: Taylor 207

Medical Radiography Program

Office: Dixie State University
225 S. University Avenue
St. George, UT 84770