Education has been an important part of the Geisinger legacy since its beginnings in the early 1900s. The school recognizes that student success depends providing a strong academic program in conjunction with intensive clinical experiences. In order to enhance the school's academic program and encourage professional development, the school has arranged for Bloomsburg University services in the form of course work, billing agent, and financial assistance counseling. Upon enrollment students are also accepted as Bloomsburg University Medical Imaging students who thereby enjoy all campus services and opportunities the university offers.
Upon graduation students with an AAS degree may elect to continue with Bloomsburg University to obtain a bachelor of science degree. The university offers 60 credits towards a degree upon successful completion of the American Registry of Radiological Technologists registry examination.
A 24-month certificate program of classroom academics and clinical experience prepares students for entry-level positions as radiologic technologists, eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination.
In addition, training at Geisinger offers students opportunities to gain experience in specialized radiographic procedures like angiography and computerized tomography (CT), and other forms of medical imaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Clinical education includes opportunities to learn to assist radiologists, interact with other health professionals, provide empathetic care to patients of all ages and medical conditions, and observe other primary disciplines:* nuclear medicine, sonography and radiation therapy.
The School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
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Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Graduates are eligible for immediate employment, or may seek additional post-primary* experience/education in advanced diagnostic procedures such as MRI, CT, or mammography. One-year programs are also available to graduates for certification in other primary disciplines; Nuclear Medicine, Sonography, and Radiation Therapy. Education in medical imaging can also be a springboard to training in other health careers such as physician assistant or physician.
*See ARRT website for additional information.