Radiologic Technologists produce images (primarily x-rays) of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems (injury or disease). They prepare patients for radiologic examinations by explaining the procedure, removing jewelry, and other articles through which x-rays cannot pass, and positioning patients so that parts of the body can be appropriately radiographed. To prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation, these workers surround the exposed area with radiation protection devices, such as lead shields, or limit the size of the x-ray beam. Radiographers position radiographic equipment at the correct angle and height over the appropriate area of a patient’s body. Radiologic Technologists must follow physicians’ orders precisely and conform to regulations concerning the use of radiation to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers from unnecessary exposure.
The mission of the CGTC Radiography Program is to provide quality instruction for radiography students that will enable them to benefit and contribute to the economic development of the community. It prepares students for employment in radiologic technology and encourages personal and professional development.
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The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). [Macon Campus last reaffirmed: December 13, 2016] Next comprehensive review is expected no later than 2020; [Warner Robins Campus last reaffirmed August 23, 2016] Next comprehensive review is expected no later than the second quarter of 2024.