School of Radiologic Technology


Thank you for your interest in the Emory Decatur Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.

The 24-month program is accredited by:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL, 60606-3182
Phone Number: 312-704-5300
Current Accreditation Award Status: 8 years

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to become a registered technologist in radiology, R.T (R).

What is Radiologic Technology?

Radiologic technology is the technical science that deals with the use of X-rays or radioactive substances for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in medicine.

What is a Radiologic Technologist?

A radiologic technologist that specializes in the use of X-rays to create images of the body is a radiographer. Radiographers perform a wide variety of diagnostic X-ray procedures, including examinations of the skeletal system, chest, and abdomen. They administer contrast media to visualize the gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary system. They also assist the radiologist during more specialized contrast media procedures, such as those used to visualize the spinal cord (myelography) and the joint spaces (arthrography).

What Does the Program Offer?

The Emory Decatur Hospital School of Radiologic Technology offers a 24-month, 40-hour-per-week, Monday through Friday, full-time certification program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT),

Please note there are evening clinical rotations about two or three days per month from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. From 2nd Semester through 4th Semester, every five weeks there is one eight-hour clinical rotation on the weekend with the Monday preceding the weekend rotation.

After successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. Upon passing the exam, the graduate becomes a registered radiologic technologist (radiographer): R.T. (R).

Our students have access to the latest available knowledge, skills, and equipment. As part of a hospital team with a reputation for excellence in medical care, our graduates are assets to their profession.

Note: Although Emory Decatur Hospital is now a part of Emory Healthcare, Emory Decatur Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and Emory University Medical Imaging Program are separate entities (pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges).

Radiologic Services

Imaging Services at Emory Decatur Hospital includes several diagnostic radiology sections, the outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Center, and various specialty areas. Diagnostic radiology services also are available at Emory Hillandale Hospital, Emory Long-Term Acute Care, Emory at Decatur-Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, and Emory at Stonecrest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Our main diagnostic section includes six procedure rooms that use computed radiography systems and digital radiography. Radiographic equipment is located in the surgery and emergency departments. Mobile units are used throughout the hospital.

In addition, we use a state-of-the-art picture archival and communications system (PACS). This innovation allows the production and interpretation of radiographs to be accomplished with computer systems as opposed to traditional film-based methods.

The Diagnostic Imaging Center is a separate facility - located on the Emory Decatur Hospital Campus - which offers outpatient diagnostic services.

Specialty Areas Located at Emory Decatur Hospital

Computerized Tomography (CT scan)

Nuclear Medicine


Interventional Radiology


Cardiovascular Laboratory (Cardiac caths)

Radiation Oncology Center

Diagnostic Breast Center


Upon completion of all competencies, the student may select two elective rotations in the specialty areas (excluding Diagnostic Breast Center).

Program Mission, Vision, Goals and Learning Outcomes

  • Our Mission: At Emory Decatur Hospital, our mission is to earn our patients’ trust every day, through our uncompromising commitment to quality.
  • Our Vision: In partnership with the best physicians, employees and volunteers, Emory Decatur Hospital will be the healthcare provider of choice by delivering a superior patient experience every time.
  • Our Values: I REACH!
    Integrity Respect Excellence Accountability Compassion Helping Hands
  • The Mission of the Emory Decatur Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is to graduate competent students who will function efficiently and professionally as entry-level radiographers qualified to sit for the ARRT exam, while supporting the mission, vision and values of Emory Decatur Hospital. 

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competency.
Learning Outcomes:
1.1 Students will competently perform routine exams
1.2 Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to various medical imaging systems (CR, DR, PACS, RIS)

Goal 2: Students will employ problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Learning Outcomes:
2.1 Students will adapt to non-routine situations (i.e. trauma, age-specific patients).
2.2 Students will modify exposure factors to accommodate challenging patients.

Goal 3: Students will exhibit professionalism.
Learning Outcomes:
3.1 Students will perform as an effective team member & demonstrate a professional work ethic.
3.2 Students will understand the importance of professional growth and development.

Goal 4: Students will communicate effectively.
Learning Outcomes:
4.1 Students will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.
4.2 Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Goal 5: The program will graduate competent entry-level radiographers in accordance to the outcomes identified through program assessment and documented within our Program Effectiveness Data.
Learning Outcomes:
5.1 Students will successfully complete the radiography program.
5.2 Graduates will competently perform as entry-level radiographers.
5.3 Graduates (actively pursuing employment)will be employed within 12 months of graduation.
5.4 Graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the 1st attempt.

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Emory Decatur Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Emory Decatur Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Program’s faculty and staff, with support from our administration, are fully committed to promoting a training environment that embraces diversity, equity, a sense of belonging and inclusiveness. Our goal is to recruit, train and retain faculty and students who represent a variety of experiences and backgrounds (i.e. race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, etc.) and to ensure that each person is made to feel respected and supported while matriculating through our program.

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