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Program Overview

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.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Perform radiographic examinations on pediatric, adult, and elderly individuals who present with a variety of challenges.

  • Utilize a variety of radiographic and image processing equipment in a variety of clinical settings.

  • Utilize appropriate radiation protection techniques for patients and personnel.

  • Deliver appropriate patient care in a variety of clinical situations.

  • Demonstrate attention to clerical detail relative to all aspects of clinical examinations; including archiving, filing, and retrieval of images.

  • Interact professionally and competently with other health care personnel.

  • Communicate to patients the basic procedural details of special imaging modalities such as intervention angiography, mammography, CT and MRI.

  • Be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' examination in diagnostic radiography.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • Accuplacer placement test scores OR exempt (you must place into ENG 111 and MAT 108)
  • HS biology with lab OR College Biology with lab
  • PSB Allied Health Entrance Exam with a score of 50%+ in Total Academic Aptitude OR Exemption from accuplacer OR placement (through accuplacer) into ENG 111 and MAT 108.
  • PSB Allied Health Entrance Exam with a score of 50%+ in Natural Science AND 50%+ in Vocational Adjustment.

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High School Course Recommendations

Strongly Recommended
Algebra I
Algebra II
College Prep Biology

College Prep Chemistry
College Prep Physics

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