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Radiologic Science

Program(s) Available: B.S.

Radiologic science is the study of obtaining and interpreting medical images for medical diagnosis, assessment and treatment of disease. At Northwest, faculty focus on teaching students basic principles of anatomy, the positioning and function of bones and muscles and their relationships within the human body; physiology, the study of the interrelationship between organs and organ systems; basic pharmacology and clinical and patient techniques.

Professionals in the radiology field use several different types of technology, but two common ones include computerized technology (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Sonographers utilize ultrasounds to produce images of the inside of the body. Sonography does not involve the use of radiation.

Why Study Radiologic Science at Northwest

Radiologic technologist positions require a college degree. That's why we've crafted a unique two-year program that provides students with the foundational knowledge needed for admission to radiologic schools. Students then attend a radiology school for an additional two years to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Northwest has articulation agreements with the Research Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology and Saint Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology. With this partnership, students complete their degree as soon as four years, saving 18 to 24 months of additional schooling!

Career Opportunities

Below is a list of possible job opportunities:

  • Radiologic technologist
  • Radiographer
  • X-ray technologist
  • Medical imaging technologist
  • Diagnostic radiographer

What Can I Do With a Major in Radiologic Science?

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