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, the 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).
Emory Decatur Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology offers radiology courses to prepare students to take the national American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. Upon completion of the radiology courses and passing the exam, the graduate becomes a registered radiologic technologist (radiographer): R.T. (R). Students in Emory Decatur Hospital’s radiology courses 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.
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.
Our radiologic technology program has an Articulation Agreement with Georgia State University (GSU) at Perimeter College. Graduates will be conferred an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology by the college upon successful completion of college prerequisites and the radiologic technology component at Emory Decatur Hospital.
Note: The Radiography pathway at Georgia State University at Perimeter College is no longer accepting students in this pathway as of January 1, 2022.