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