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B.S. in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology StudentRadiologic technologists are essential members of the health care team who perform diagnostic tests such as mammograms, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, and Computed Tomography (CT) scans for patients with a variety of illnesses and injuries, from concussion, to osteoporosis, to cancer. They provide images of bones, tissues and organs to help radiologists and other physicians determine the best course of care for patients.

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology at LIU Post helps fill the growing need for these professionals, many whom go on to specialize in specific diagnostic equipment and radiation therapies. LIU Post is one of only a few programs of its kind in the nation. The Campus has provided education in diagnostic imaging since 1973. The four-year program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Students must complete a total of 128 credits, including 64 credits prior to entering the major in the liberal arts and sciences, and they enter the professional portion of the program in the fall semester of the junior year. The major course schedule is complemented by general anatomy and physiology or an elective course in the student’s area of interest.

ABOUT THE FIELD

The radiologic technologist is a vital member of the health care team. Using ionizing radiation, the radiologic technologist produces images of the body, which are then interpreted by a physician.

Radiologic technologists may work with a wide range of diagnostic imaging techniques or specialize in particular technologies and equipment, including mammography. They work in hospitals, clinics, private offices, and equipment sales, many use the degree to pursue a career in teaching.

Career opportunities are available in:

  • Hospitals
  • Urgent Care Facilities
  • Private Offices
  • Research
  • Education
  • Sales
  • Industry