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Radiologic Technologists work in a professional environment at either a hospital, clinic or private office. Skill categories include patient care, positioning, operating X-ray equipment, film quality, assessment, technical factors, and interacting with the general public, ancillary workers and physicians.

Radiologic Technologists are trained to perform radiologic examinations in accordance with radiation safety standards for themselves, clinical staff and their patients. The Radiologic Technology student learns how to accurately demonstrate body structures by determining proper exposure factors, manipulating medical imaging equipment, evaluating the radiographic image quality; and providing for patient protection, safety, and comfort during radiographic. procedures.

Some technologists choose to specialize in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, positron emission testing or radiation therapy. Some of these modalities require additional certification.Radiologic Technology is an expanding field in the area of medical diagnosis and treatment.

Imaging methods and procedures are updated and implemented on a regular basis. The faculty of the Radiologic Technology Program at Cabrillo College prepares a graduate: 

  • To work in the regional community, the State of California or elsewhere in the United States
  • To develop the skills necessary to produce diagnostic radiographic examinations for the maintenance and restoration of good health to the patient.
  • To provide quality patient care built on scientific principles, allowing for advances in medical and Radiologic Technology, as well as changes in social needs through concurrent classroom theory and clinical practicum.
  • To be compassionate and always mindful of the patients' dignity and worth. To respect the individuality of the patients' diverse cultural, ethnic and religious background


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