Thank you for your interest in Emory Decatur Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. The 24-month program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606-3182, Phone Number 312.704.5300. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to become a registered technologist in radiology, R.T (R).
What is radiologic technology?
Radiologic technology is the technical science that deals with the use of X-rays or radioactive substances for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in medicine.
What is a radiologic technologist?
A radiologic technologist that specializes in the use of X-rays to create images of the body is a radiographer. Radiographers perform a wide variety of diagnostic X-ray procedures, including examinations of the skeletal system, the chest and abdomen. They administer contrast media to visualize the gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary system. They also assist the radiologist during more specialized contrast media procedures, such as those used to visualize the spinal cord (myelography) and the joint spaces (arthrography).
What does our program offer?
The Emory Decatur Hospital School of Radiologic Technology offers a 24-month, 40-hour-per-week, Monday through Friday, full-time certification program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), www.jrcert.org.
Please note there are evening clinical rotations about two or three days per month from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. From 2nd Semester through 4th Semester, every five weeks there is one eight-hour clinical rotation on the weekend with the Monday preceding the weekend rotation.
After successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. Upon passing the exam, the graduate becomes a registered radiologic technologist (radiographer): R.T. (R).
Our students have access to the latest available knowledge, skills and equipment. As part of a hospital team with a reputation for excellence in medical care, our graduates are assets to their profession.
NOTE: Although Emory Decatur Hospital is now a part of Emory Healthcare, Emory Decatur Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and Emory University Medical Imaging Program are separate entities.
Imaging Services at Emory Decatur Hospital includes several diagnostic radiology sections, the outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Center and various specialty areas. Diagnostic radiology services also are available at Emory Hillandale, Emory Long-Term Acute Care, DeKalb Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Stonecrest Imaging. Our main diagnostic section includes six procedure rooms that use computed radiography systems and digital radiography. Radiographic equipment is located in the surgery and emergency departments. Mobile units are used throughout the hospital.
In addition, we use a state-of-the-art picture archival and communications system (PACS). This innovation allows the production and interpretation of radiographs to be accomplished with computer systems as opposed to traditional film-based methods.
The Diagnostic Imaging Center is a separate facility - located on the Emory Decatur Hospital Campus - which offers outpatient diagnostic services.
Specialty Areas Located at Emory Decatur Hospital
Upon completion of all competencies, the student may select two elective rotations in the specialty areas (excluding Diagnostic Breast Center).
Goal 1: Students will demonstrate the clinical competence required to function as entry-level radiographers.
Goal 2: Students will employ problem-solving and critical-thinking skills applicable in the practice of radiography.
Goal 3: Students will be prepared to fulfill continuing professional education responsibilities and understand the value and importance of professional growth and development.
Goal 4: Students will employ effective communication skills applicable in the practice of radiography.
Goal 5: The program will graduate competent entry-level radiographers in accordance with the outcomes identified through program assessment.
(Based on past five years)
The Emory Decatur Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.