Radiologic technology includes ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Some of these career areas require additional training beyond a bachelor's degree.
What do radiology technologists do?
Radiology technologists explain procedures to patients, prepare and position patients for tests and perform those tests while following radiologic safety procedures. They also carefully monitor patients, develop film, and maintain and operate specialized equipment.
Studies start in the classroom
You'll begin work on your Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Radiologic Technology by completing general education requirements and taking classes in mathematics, physics, anatomy and physiology, psychology, sociology, and other courses on the Minot State University campus.
Degree completed in clinical setting
Once you've completed the necessary on-campus work, you can apply for admission to a school of radiologic technology. There are five accredited schools in North Dakota, including Trinity Hospital School of Radiologic Technology in Minot.
Certification is by exam
Certification as a Registered Radiologic Technologist/Radiographer is based on successful completion of the American Registry for Radiologic Technologist (AART) exam. MSU radiologic technology graduates have an excellent passing rate, often scoring in the 90th percentile or higher among all candidates taking the exam.
Employment outlook and work settings
Employment of radiologic technologists is growing faster than average for all occupations. Although hospitals are the main employers – four of five 2012 Trinity Hospital School of Radiologic Technology graduates were hired by Trinity Hospital, due to the emphasis on outpatient care a number of new jobs will be in physicians' offices and imaging centers.
The radiologic technology program is part of MSU's Division of Science. Based in Cyril Moore Science Center, the division is made up of highly qualified instructors dedicated to student success.
College of Education and Health Sciences
The College of Arts & Sciences is committed to comprehensive, holistic and interdisciplinary education. By integrating excellent teaching with scholarly and creative activity, we prepare students with the knowledge, values and skills they need to succeed in a diverse world.
Please contact us for more information. Better yet, plan a campus visit so we can arrange a tour and meet face-to-face.
Dr. Bob Crackel
Coordinator, Radiologic Technology Program
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Phone: 701-858-3852 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3852