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About the school of radiologIC technology

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.

Our partnership with Georgia State University-Perimeter College means our students have the opportunity to obtain an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in radiologic technology.

Radiology Courses

During the first semester of radiology courses, in addition to rotating through diagnostic imaging areas, the student will begin rotating through Computerized Tomography (CT). The student will begin rotating through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) during their 4th semester of radiology courses. The student may select two elective rotations in the specialty areas (excluding Diagnostic Breast Center) during the fifth semester.

Specialty areas at Emory Decatur Hospital include:

    CT scan
    Nuclear Medicine
    Interventional Radiology
    Radiation Oncology Center
    Diagnostic Breast Center
    Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Our radiology courses begin the first Tuesday in September of each year (the day after Labor Day). For more information on these radiology courses or to receive application materials, please call 404.501.5307 or e-mail the R.T. Director at Shaun.Taylor@dekalbmedical.org.

Imaging Services at Emory Decatur Hospital includes several diagnostic radiology sections, the outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Center and various specialty areas located at several hospital campuses. Our main diagnostic section includes five procedure rooms that use computed and digital radiography systems. 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.

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