Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology education plays an important role in the development of Radiology to meet the needs of the changes and innovations in this specialty. The practice requires the knowledge necessary for the Radiologic Technologist to perform its tasks with confidence, effectiveness, and efficiency in patient care and management and the operation of specialized equipment in a competent and safe manner. The Radiologic Technology program requires a full-time, four-year commitment of study. The first three years consists of a didactic component taught at the classroom and the last year is the clinical education component undertaken in the affiliated training hospitals.
The College of Radiologic Technology is your premiere choice for a Radiologic Technology degree. Our highly competent faculty and supportive staff strive for excellence in education and service, which we aim to deliver every day. We are focused on providing the latest relevant competencies in Radiologic Technology.
The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA believes and invokes Divine Guidance in the betterment of the quality of life through national development and transformation, which are predicted upon the quality of education of its people. Towards this end, the institution is committed to the ideals of teaching, community service, and research, as it natures the value of “Helpers of God” with, “Character Building is Nation Building’ as its guiding principle.
The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA College of Radiologic Technology shall emerge as a premier institution in the South of Luzon, developing radiologic technologist who shall pursue excellence in clinical practice, education, research, community service and administration for the betterment of the profession and society they serve local and international levels.
The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA College of Radiologic Technology is a premier institution dedicated towards producing radiologic technologist equipped with proper knowledge, skills, and attitude to meet the demands of the profession locally and globally.
It aims to provide Filipino radiologic technologist leaders who are physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually committed to achievement of the highest quality of life.
Why Study Radiologic Technology
in Perpetual Help?
1. Radiography is at the Heart of Modern Medicine
Medical testing is improving by leaps and bounds. As a radiographer, you may have the opportunity to be trained on the most cutting edge equipment. You could be right in the middle of patient diagnosis, working closely with the doctors and patients. As a radiologic technologist, you may be trained to do many important diagnostic tests like:
- X-Rays: uses radiation to look through the body to see bones and foreign objects
- Fluoroscopy: makes real-time images of the digestive system.
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): uses magnetic imaging to build a 2D or 3D map of body tissues
- CT (Computed Tomography): makes cross-section views of areas of the body
- Angiography: used to look at blood vessels.
2. Radiographers Play a Vital Role in Healthcare
More and more, doctors are relying on the precise diagnostic tests that radiography equipment provides. Accurate testing is essential, but patients can be in pain and anxious. Radiologic technologists can play an important role in helping prepare patients for those tests both physically and emotionally. Part of the job of the radiographer can be to explain the procedure to the patient clearly and to answer all of their questions.
In addition, they may need to be sensitive and careful about a patient’s pain level as they place the individual in the proper position on the equipment so the images can be clear and accurate. After performing the tests, they may be responsible for being sure the results are recorded accurately, as well as being sure the equipment is maintained and adjusted.
3. Radiography is Interesting Work
If you work in radiography, you probably won’t be doing the same thing all day. Radiologic technologists can have the chance to be trained to do many different procedures using a variety of technical devices. If you work in medical radiology you may have the opportunity to be:
- Explaining procedures to patients.
- Placing the patient in the correct positions for the tests.
- Operating the testing equipment.
- Recording the results of the test.
- Adjusting and maintaining the machines.
- Making sure safety procedures are followed.
- Working with the radiologists who interpret the test results.
4. Radiography Provides a Variety of Work Situations
When you work in radiography, you may have many choices of the type of job you do, the environment you work in, and even the hours you work. While many radiologic technicians work in medicine, some work with scientists or engineers to use radiography to examine fossil bones, or examine a product for design flaws. Here are some of the different career pathways people trained in radiography may have a chance to consider:
- Hospital Imaging Center
- Emergency Clinic
- Forensic Lab
- Breast Imaging Center
- Veterinary Practice
- Radiography Education
- Out-Patient Radiology Center
- Primary Care Clinic
- Mobile Imaging Services
- Sales and Service of Radiology Equipment
- University Research Labs
5. Radiography Can Be a Fulfilling Career
Whether you make the testing situation go more smoothly for a patient, help the doctor by making sure the images are clear, or assist a scientist to see a mummy without unwrapping it, a career in radiography can give you the possibility of going to bed at night knowing your work has made the world a better place.
6. Radiography is a Fast Growing Career with a Good Salary
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, radiography is a fast growing job market with a 21% projected increase from 2012 to 2022. Additionally, the BLS reports that the median salary for radiologic and MRI technologists is $55,910 a year.
- Radiologic Technologist
- Ultrasound Technologist
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist
- Mammography Technologist
- Computed Tomography Technologist
- Interventional Radiology Technologist
- Digital Subtraction Angiography Technologist
- Radiation Therapy Technologist
- Nuclear Medicine Technologist
- Positron Emission Tomography Technologist
- Clinical Coordinator