Radiography

 

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Executive Director:   Angie Elmore
Phone: 479-788-7400
The Advising Center Location: Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center rm 232

Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Plans

Major

The Associate of Applied Science in Radiography prepares students to:
  • Apply effective communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills in clinical situations.
  • Perform diagnostic radiographic examinations using technical knowledge and clinical skills while demonstrating quality patient care.
  • Provide care indicative of high ethical standards and professional growth and development.
  • Function in the health care community as a professional and competent entry-level radiographer.

What can you do with a degree in Radiography?

Once a Radiography student has passed the national certification examination, practice may occur in:
  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Physicians' offices
  • Outpatient Surgery Centers
  • Medical Clinics
  • Mobile Radiography Services
  • Industrial Radiography
  • Sales and Service
  • Traveling Technology businesses
  • Specialization in CT, MRI, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, Special Procedures or any number of other areas such as Cardiac Cath Lab are other employment options.
Students may also continue their education with a bachelor degree in management (Leadership), education, or a specialty area such as diagnostic medical sonography or nuclear medicine.
 

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Why should you choose to major in Radiography?

Employment availability for Radiography majors is expected to be excellent through the near future. The degree can lead to:
  • The program boasts a 100% pass rate on the national board examination through the ARRT (Registry exam) since the program began in 1998.
  • The program has a 88% overall retention/graduation rate for students accepted into the program.
  • An opportunity to serve others.
  • Job satisfaction and personal fulfillment.
  • Technologically advanced field in health care.
  • Tremendous opportunity for growth and advancement.
  • A flexible beginning salary based on location, facility, and shift hours.
  • Virtually unlimited work schedules and rotations to fit almost anyone’s lifestyle.
  • Multiple avenues for continuing education and advanced degrees.

Special Application Procedures

Please see, the College of Health Sciences, web site for a detailed list of admission requirements, program applications and degree plans.
  • Application deadline for Radiography-fall class: May 15

Student Accomplishments

In April, the Radiography program attended the annual Radiologic Technologist's state conference in Little Rock. This year, 2018, the Exhibit competition proved to be highly competitive. With over 30 exhibits competing from programs around the state, UAFS won 1st, and 2nd place. The Essay competition is also very competitive. This year UAFS again placed 1st and 2nd in the Essay competition. In addition to doing well in the Exhibit and Essay competitions, students also won first place in the Quiz Bowl competition. See below for information regarding our winners.

 

Exhibit Winners:

The first place winner with her project titled "Diffusion Tensor Imaging" was Kourtney Williamson '18.The second place winner with her project titled "A Hot Therapy, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound" was Madison Trees '18.

 

Essay Winners:

The first place winner with her essay titled "Ultrasound Boutiques: An Imaging Faux Pas?" was Kate Shepherd '18. She also presented her paper at the conference.The second place winner with her essay titled "Huntington's Disease" was Kassy Ballard '18.

 

Quiz Bowl Winners:

Calvin Sisemore '18, Courtney Yandell '18, and Christian McVey '18

Undergraduate Research Opportunities:

Academic Clubs, Organizations, and Honor Societies:

  • Lambda Nu
  • Radiography Student Association

Graduates are employed with:

The program has a 99% job placement rate since the program began.

  • St. Mary's
  • Sparks
  • Mercy
  • Simmons Clinic
  • Chambers
  • Johnson Regional Hospital
  • Onsite Imaging Solutions
  • MedExpress

Accreditation

The College of Health Sciences has multiple degree programs all accredited through their respective accrediting agency. The AAS - Radiography is accredited by the national accrediting agency; the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 
 

Professional organizations in medical imaging are:

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)
  • Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS)
  • Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic technology (ACERT)
  • American Society of Radiologic technologists (ASRT)
  • Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologists (ArSRT)