Radiologic Technology

The Profession

Radiologic Technology

The figure above is an x-ray image of an x-ray tube.

Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations (typically all types of examinations except ultrasound imaging and nuclear imaging).

After graduation, radiologic technologists can specialize in computed tomography, interventional radiography (cardiac or vascular), magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, or can stay with general radiography. 

Radiography certification is required to work as a radiologic technologist. Successful completion of the St. Cloud State program will prepare you to take the certification board exam in general radiography which is administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.  Specializing is not required.