School of Radiologic Technology - St Joseph

Radiography is the recording of images created by the use of X-ray energy. It is both an art and a science. In order to perform the duties of a radiographer, it is necessary to understand the art of the profession as well as the science.

Radiologic technologists perform medical radiologic procedures using ionizing radiation and work with patients of all ages. A radiographer may perform radiologic exams in the emergency trauma center, surgery and intensive care units as well as in the Radiology Department.

Quality radiologic care when performing medical imaging procedures includes assessing patient condition, and adhering to the principles of radiation protection for the patient, self and others. Radiographers accurately produce images of anatomical structures by applying knowledge of anatomy, radiographic positioning and radiographic technique.

Additional duties may include radiographic equipment maintenance, image processing, keeping patient records, communication with other health professionals, and other assorted office tasks. Radiographers are employed in hospitals, medical clinics and private doctor's offices. Radiographers may also seek employment in chiropractic and dental offices.

If you like working with people, highly technical medical imaging equipment and have good physical and mental stamina, this may be the occupation for you.


The School of Radiology Technology faculty is ARRT board certified and Wisconsin licensed in the field of Radiologic Technology.

Program Director: Diane Wingenter MS, R.T.(R)

Clinical Coordinator: Amy Rappe, B.S., R.T.(R)
Faculty: Kari Suhajda, B.S., R.T.(R)


St. Joseph Hospital

5000 West Chambers


Milwaukee, WI 53210

Phone: 414-874 – 6410

For more information, please call Program Director Diane E. Wingenter, MS, RTR, at 414-874–6410.

Program Effectiveness

The following is the most current program effectiveness data.  Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). defines and publishes this information.  The information can be found directly on the JRCERT Webpage.

  Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation.  The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

               Credentialing Examination Rate                      

Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted

within 6 months of graduation 

 Year  Results
 Year 1 - 2016 8 of 8 = 100%
 Year 2 - 2017 8 of 8 =100% 
 Year 3 - 2018 6 of 8 = 75% 
 Year 4 - 2019 4 of 7 = 57% 
 Year 5 - 2020 10 of 10 = 100% 
Program 5 Year Average  36 of 41 = 88%


Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%. 


                 Job Placement Rate          

Number employed divided by number actively seeking

employment within 12 months of graduation

Year  Results 
 Year 1 - 2016 8 of 8 = 100% 
Year 2 - 2017  8 of 8 = 100% 
Year 3 - 2018  8 of 8 = 100% 
Year 4 - 2019  7 of 7 = 100% 
Year 5 - 2020  10 of 10 = 100% 
                Program 5 Year Average      41 of 41 = 100% 


Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length.  The annual benchmark established by the JRCERT is 80%. 

Program Completion Rate  Number graduated divided by number started the program
 Year  Results
 Year 1 - 2020  10 of 10
Annual Completion Rate  100%