Gannon University Celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week
Posted: November 8, 2016
To recognize the vital work of the nation's radiologic
technologists (R.T.s), Gannon University is celebrating National
Radiologic Technology Week, Nov. 8-14.
Students currently enrolled in the University's two-year
radiologic sciences program will head out to the program's seven
clinical sites in Erie and Crawford counties to help community
healthcare partners acknowledge the important work of R.T.s during
the weeklong event.
Gannon's radiologic sciences program can be completed in as few
as 24 months and prepares students for entry-level placement in the
field. Graduates of the program have had a 100-percent pass rate on
the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
certification exam on the first attempt for 16 of the last 17
years. National certification by the AART is required for
employment in the profession.
Radiologic technologists are a vital piece of the medical team.
They work closely with radiologists, the physicians who interpret
medical images. They can specialize in breast imaging, computed
tomography, cardiac-interventional procedures, magnetic resonance
imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, radiation therapy and
general diagnostic radiology. There are also opportunities in
education, equipment sales and application specialization.
"It's a field that has broadened both in scope and complexity
since the program was created," said Suzanne Sturdivant, director
of Gannon's radiologic sciences program. "We continually remind our
students that this program is a mere stepping stone. The imaging
world is out there waiting for them to create their