Radiologic Technician Program

 

Radiologic Technology Program, A.A.S.

Radiologic Technologists (Radiographers) are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care. A well-planned education is vital to success. Radiographers are responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that a quality diagnostic image is produced. They work closely with radiologists, the physicians who interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury.

The Radiologic Technology Program at SUNY Broome offers students an opportunity to earn an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology. The program consists of two years of combined academic and clinical education, the equivalent of 21 calendar months. As of January 2016 and forward, the program will no longer have intersession clinical (Winter Term) or a post-graduation review session. Clinical education is provided in cooperating hospitals; Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, UHS Wilson Medical Center, and UHS Binghamton General Hospital, and clinics. We also have affiliations with UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich, NY, A.O. Fox Hospital, Oneonta, NY, Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY, Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY, and Oneonta Specialty Services, Oneonta, NY. Clinical Education is a necessary component of the program. Clinical Education may be some distance from their home, and students are responsible for their own housing and transportation. It may not be possible for students to pursue this program on a part-time basis. Upon completion of the academic and clinical competencies required for the program, the graduate will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination for certification and New York State licensure.

The program is designed for both students planning to enter the workforce immediately, and for those looking to enhance skills and transfer to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor's degree. A radiologic technologist may continue their education in areas such as sonography, nuclear medicine, cardiovascular-interventional procedures, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), position emission tomography (PET), Fusion Imaging (PET/CT), Department Administration, PACS Administrator, quality management, bone densitometry, Research, education, Registered Radiologist Assistant, Physician Assistant, and radiation therapy.

As of May 16, 2016, the Program has a "Mammography Clinical Policy Revision".


The SUNY Broome Radiologic Technology Program Effectiveness data displays our pride in both our students and graduates

In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes listed elsewhere on this site, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Their address and website is: 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300: www.jrcert.org. Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate, and job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report submitted to the JRCERT are noted below. This information can also be obtained at www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. Questions about program effectiveness data should be directed to the Radiologic Technology Department Chairperson.

Completion Rate: January 1 through December 31, 2015 (and 2011-2015):
This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program's completion rate for 2015 was 85%. Twenty two (22) students of the twenty six (26) expected to complete the program in 2015 went on to complete it in that year. Of the one hundred twenty seven (127) students that began the program in the classes that graduated from 2011-2015, one hundred twelve (112) completed the program within two years (88%).

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate: 2011 through 2015: 
This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2011 through 2015 is 97%. One hundred nine (109) graduates out of one hundred eleven (112) of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt. The examination pass rate for 2015 is 96%. Twenty one (21) out of twenty two (22) graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

Job Placement Rate: 2011-2015:
This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's job placement rate as an average from the years 2011 through 2015 is 92%. Seventy seven (77) of the eighty four (84) graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation.

As part of the Middle States federal compliance requirements, licensure pass rates are to be displayed for the most recent three-years:

Year

Number of Examinees

Percent of Examinees Passing

2013

23

100%

2014

24

92%

2015

22

96%