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Theda Clark School of Radiology

Theda Clark School of Radiology. What does a Registered Radiologic Technologist do?.

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Theda Clark School of Radiology

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  1. Theda Clark School of Radiology

  2. What does a Registered Radiologic Technologist do? • The Radiologic Technologist (RTR) safely uses x-ray equipment to assist the radiologist in examining patients for broken bones, injuries, diseases, or assessing the functional ability of organs. Many of the exams we perform require needle injections/placement of catheters done by the radiologist. • The RTR may work in hospital or clinic settings. • The work may also involve assisting other physicians in invasive procedures as well as using mobile x-ray equipment in surgery, patient rooms, and ER. • A vital member of the patient care team!

  3. Radiologic Technologist Responsibilities: • High patient contact with basic nursing skills • Cleaning patients, evaluation of vitals • Stress level varies • X-ray sick people, forensic imaging (post-mortem) trauma victims, surgical setting, etc. • Work variety of hours • days, pm’s, weekends, overnights, holidays, on-call (pay differentials) • Median salary nationally is $53-54K • (Bureau of Labor Statistics) • Projected need until 2018

  4. Theda Clark School of Radiologic Technology: • 2 year program, full time, primarily during the day • 10-12 students are accepted • No waiting list • if not accepted then need to re-apply for next year • Interviews to get into program • Make yourself stick out from other candidates • Recommendations –CNA, volunteer work, computer knowledge, job shadow ,research the profession

  5. Requirements for Acceptance: • GPA: 2.5 minimum • 3 hours of job shadow with ThedaCare • Completed Associates Degree (or higher) or Working towards Associates Degree that will be completed in the spring prior to the fall that student will start our Radiology program • In addition to any earned Associates Degree or higher, student must also have college credits for: • Anatomy and Physiology (3 credit)-complete prior to application deadline • Medical Terminology (2 credit or higher)-complete prior to application deadline

  6. How did we do it in the past? • A lot slower . Typical exam times are reduced by 30 minutes. Barium enema exam • Patient can tolerate exam much better with less pain. • Detail was good 10 years ago but has dramatically improved

  7. What modalities in radiology use technology to create images? • Diagnostic Radiology • Interventional Radiology Surgery MRI Trauma Mammography ComputedTomography Forensicimaging

  8. CT Technology as a diagnostic tool • Appendicitis- CT • Kidney stones • Rupture spleen from tree stand fall Sinusitis Lungtumor

  9. career opportunities that work within radiology. • Diagnostic Radiology • Interventional • CT • MRI • Mammography • Management • Education • Sales • Applications • Radiation Therapy • Surgical Radiological Technologist

  10. Guess what technology and what is wrong?

  11. Thanks for having me! Troy Albrecht MS R.T.(R)(CT) AnyQuestions??

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