Division of Allied Health Sciences
Students may complete this program entirely at Kokomo. Radiography is a science involving the medical use of X-rays in the diagnosis of disease. A radiologist is a physician specializing in this science, and a radiographer is the technical assistant to the radiologist. Radiographers make up the largest group of imaging professionals. Their principal duties consist of producing diagnostic radiographs and performing patient care assessments. They also assist in fluoroscopic examinations and in special radiographic procedures. Tasks performed by radiographers vary.
Radiographers must be able to handle seriously ill and injured patients to obtain the maximum amount of information without injury to the patient and with the least amount of pain and discomfort from the examination. They may assist the radiologist, a specially trained physician, in some complex procedures, often involving the injection of opaque media through needles or catheters. Radiographers must be well trained and experienced in aseptic techniques, requiring skills often comparable to those of nurses in some specialties. Most radiographers are employed in hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices. Graduates receive an Associate of Science degree and are eligible to take the certification examination of The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to become certified as a Registered Radiographer R.T. (R).
Please consult the Kokomo Allied Health Division Office for additional admission requirements and prerequisite courses.