Diagnostic Medical Imaging - Radiology

Studying radiology at Austin Community College can provide a window into life-saving diagnoses. You’ll use advanced equipment to develop extensive knowledge of patient care, anatomy and physiology, image production, radiation protection, and procedures. This program offers an associate degree with the opportunity for advanced certificates in cardiovascular intervention, magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiovascular interventional technology.

Pride Points

90% employment rate for graduates (program effectiveness data)

100% license pass rate (program effectiveness data)

Maximum Accreditation Awarded

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; 312-704-5300; www.jrcert.org).

Career & Salary Information

Radiology graduates find positions everywhere–– from medical imaging departments in hospitals to private radiology clinics. Labor market data show an aging population will continue to increase the need for radiological diagnostic imaging. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider. 

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  • Advanced Imaging Modalities

    Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.


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  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

    Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.


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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

    Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.


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  • Radiologic Technologists

    Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Radiology

Advanced Technical Certificate

Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology
Computed Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging