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Radiologic Technologist Program

Baton Rouge General's School of Radiologic Technology offers students the education and preparation needed to become skilled radiologic technologists. Under the direction of highly skilled physicians, instructors and technologists in smaller class settings, students are educated on the latest diagnostic imaging systems and gain first-hand experience through clinical specialty rotation and clinical internships in areas such as CT, MRI, Heart Catheterization/Special Procedures and Radiation Therapy.

In recent years, pass rates of Baton Rouge General’s School of Radiologic Technology graduates on the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) exam have exceeded national averages. In addition, employment rates of graduates have exceeded national averages with graduates being employed in a wide variety of facilities across the region and being cross-trained in advanced technologies such as CT, MRI, Mammography and Heart Catheterization and Intervention.

Baton Rouge General's School of Radiologic Technology has been fully accredited since 1985 by the Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners, the State of Louisiana Department of Education and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Per JRCERT Policies 10.000 and 10.700, accreditation status is categorized as one of the following: Accredited, Probationary Accreditation, and Administrative Probationary Accreditation. The Baton Rouge General School of Radiologic Technology professional program is currently accredited and recently completed this re-accreditation process by the JRCERT receiving the maximum award length of 8 years. This accreditation term began in March of 2021. The JRCERT publishes each program’s current accreditation status at www.jrcert.org. Please see this designated link to review the specifics about the Baton Rouge General School of Radiologic Technology’s Accreditation data and Program Information.

https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/accredited-educational-programs/details/58fee023-014f-4566-863b-b5362a1555c2

The program has recently undergone a complete curriculum revision to ensure that instruction is the most current and of the best quality possible. The program was also recently awarded reaccreditation for eight years, which is the maximum award possible for programmatic accreditation by the JRCERT.

Mission

To provide quality education to radiologic technology students so they will become competent radiologic technologists that will serve the community with excellence.

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be progressively competent to safely perform basic to complex clinical procedures by:
    • Applying positioning skills
    • Demonstrating competency in a wide variety of radiological procedures
    • Selecting appropriate technical factors
    • Understanding and providing basic care
    • Understanding and applying appropriate radiation protection practices
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication by:
    • Practicing oral communication skills
    • Practicing written communication skills
    • Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills by:
    • Manipulating technical factors for non-routine examinations
    • Adapting positioning for trauma or critically ill patients
  • Students will understand the value of professional development and life-long learning by:
    • Determining the importance of continued professional development
    • Summarizing their professional obligations upon gaining their ARRT
    • Conducting themselves in an ethical, professional manner
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