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Department of Radiologic Technology

As a Radiologic Technologist, you'll be on the cutting edge of scientific progress, working with the latest advances in medical care. You'll also be a member of a growing profession, as the number of medical imaging examinations performed in the United States increases every year. Opportunities to advance within the field are expanding as well. Whether you consider yourself technically adept or not, you will be comfortable studying radiologic technology. That's because the field is part science, and part art. Part of your coursework at SUNY Broome will include subjects such as anatomy, biology, radiation safety, and physics. You'll learn to use computers to acquire and manipulate images. And you'll work with some of the most technologically advanced equipment in the medical field. You will also learn to communicate with patients, to solve problems and to work with other members of the health care team, including doctors, nurses and experienced radiologic technologists. During this part of your education in the clinical setting, you'll have a hands-on opportunity to practice your patient care skills and fine-tune your technical knowledge. You will develop skills that allow you to provide patient care that is accurate as well as compassionate.

A career in radiologic technology can lead in many directions. Radiologic technologists are needed in every health care setting. The boundaries of your career in radiologic technology are determined only by your own abilities and interests.

The Computed Tomography Certificate curriculum prepares students to utilize specialized equipment to image cross-sectional anatomy, demonstrate trauma or pathological conditions, provide patient care, implement quality assurance, and perform computed tomography procedures. Students entering this program must have graduated from a Radiologic Technology program and be currently ARRT-registered Radiologic Technologists (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists).

Welcome from the Department Chair

Welcome to SUNY Broome’s Department of Radiologic Technology. The Radiologic Technology Program at SUNY Broome was started in 1965 as a pilot program for the New York State Department of Health as preparation began for the licensure of Radiologic Technologists in New York State. The clinical principles have changed over the years to our current use of state of the art digital technology in our college lab setting and clinical sites. Our educational principle always puts student success first, and striving to focus on treating each patient as they were a loved one, or member of your family. Our primary goal is to prepare students to function as competent, entry-level professionals that meet the healthcare needs of the community.

When it was determined that there was a need in the community, and with new requirements that imaging professionals be credentialed in modalities where they may be employed, the Computed Tomography Certificate Program at SUNY Broome was introduced. This Certificate Program is designed for individuals who are currently certified in Radiography by the ARRT, and it does not include a clinical component. Computed tomography (CT) uses x rays and computers to gather anatomic information from a sectional plane of the body and present it as a three-dimensional image. The field of computed tomography is continuously changing to provide diagnoses of disease processes that cannot be demonstrated by general radiographic methods.

The program focuses on the same values of the college where the commitment is to student learning, excellence in fulfilling our mission, equity in respecting both individual rights and social obligations, diversity, accountability, and innovation.

Colleen Donahue

Chairperson, Department of Radiologic Technology