The radiographer, a vital member of the health care team, utilizes sophisticated x-ray equipment to obtain diagnostically valuable images of any body part. In order to perform radiographic procedures, the radiographer must have a good working knowledge of not only human anatomy and radiographic procedures, but also radiation physics, principles of imaging, radiation protection, and quality assurance. The ever-changing innovative technological evolution makes radiography a challenging and progressive career. Employment opportunities include not only hospitals, private offices, and outpatient clinics, but specialties extend to mammography, computerized tomography, vascular radiography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Additional career opportunities exist, with additional education, in nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, sonography, teaching, and administration.
The accredited two-year curriculum affiliates clinically with Maine Medical Center in Portland, Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford, Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick and H.D. Goodall in Sanford, as well as an orthopedic office in Portland. Graduates receive an Associate of Science Degree and are eligible to apply to take the certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Diagnostic Radiography.
Admission to the Radiography program is competitive with many more applicants than available positions.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
Program Admission Requirements
High School Course Recommendations