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VGCC Celebrates National Radiologic Technologist Week

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VGCC recognizes National Radiologic Technologist Week November 7-13, 2021. This year’s theme is “Essential Together.” Radiologic Technology was once simply described as the recording of a X-ray image on film to diagnose an illness. Today, it encompasses many specialty areas, including radiation therapy, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, as well as traditional diagnostic radiology. Overall, radiography is an excellent diagnostic union of patient care and technical expertise. The radiographer is a practitioner skilled in using radiographs to detect disease processes in the human body. The radiographer is responsible for manipulating the patient, radiography equipment and technical factors to provide the physician (Radiologist) with the best possible films.

Radiographers are qualified to perform all types of general radiography examinations, such as skull, spine or leg radiographs, as well as special procedures to visualize the vessels in the body. These examinations may be performed within the hospital setting or private physician offices.

Learn more about National Radiologic Technologist Week by visiting the American Society of Radiologic Technologies website .

Visit the VGCC Radiography webpage for information about the VGCC Radiography program and the admissions requirements.