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Radiography

From entry level jobs to advanced positions, radiography represents a huge opportunity to get involved in diagnostic medicine.

Always considered yourself a problem solver? Radiography — the process of using ionizing radiation to produce quality diagnostic images — gives you the chance to help doctors and radiologists discover diseases and determine a diagnosis. The potential uses are vast: X-ray, MRI scans, CT scans, and specific applications such as mammography.

Radiography field has an "excellent" job outlook as well, especially as the population ages and diagnostic imaging needs increase. We also require two years of clinical experience to help improve your technical knowledge and patient care technique, and you’ll conduct research to deepen your understanding. You’ll be prepared to work in hospitals and outpatient imaging centers.

Learning to use machines for X-rays, MRIs and more is part of being a radiography major at York College
Diagnostic images needs are growing, making radiography majors in demand.
Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Medical Lab and Respiratory are all Allied Health degrees at York College

Clinical Experience

As a radiography student, you will gain practical experience through a two-year long clinical rotation that includes settings such as the Emergency Department, Operating Room and Out Patient Facilities. At York College you will be prepared for success in clinicals through high quality, personalized classes. Possible clinical locations include:
  • Apple Hill Outpatient Medical Center
  • Gettysburg Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does a Radiologic Technician do?
    • Ease patient, obtain pertinent history, describe procedures and answer patient's questions
    • Perform quality radiologic exams using radiographic equipment, computers and other imaging tools
    • Monitor the patient's physical condition during the course of the procedure
    • Process data and enhance digital images using advanced computer technology
    • Provide images, data analysis and patient information for diagnostic interpretation or therapeutic procedures
    • Evaluate images to determine the technical quality and calibration of instrumentation
    • Evaluate new protocols
  • What careers can I have in Radiography?
    • Computed Tomography Technologist (CT specialization)
    • Sonographer
    • Magnetic Resonance Technologist (MRI specialization)
    • Mammographer
    • Medical Dosimetrists
    • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
    • Cinical Director/Coordinator
    • Quality Management Technologist
    • Radiographer
    • Radiation Therapist
    • Radiologist Assistant
    • Radioloist
  • What is the difference between Radiography and Nuclear Medicine Technology?

    Radiography is the process of applying ionizing radiation to demonstrate portions of the human body (on an x-ray, fluoroscopic screen or other imaging systems) to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease and injury. 

    Nuclear Medicine Technologists use radioactive materials in specialized studies (such as PET scans) of body organs to assist physicians in diagnosis and treatment of disease. 

    Radiography Vs. Nuclear Medicine

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Radiography
Elizabeth Hodgson, Coordinator
Appell Life Sciences, Room 224
Phone: 717.815.1530
ehodgson@ycp.edu
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