Radiologic Technology Programs

Radiologic Technology refers to four disciplines:

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Associate Degree)
 
Nuclear Medicine (Associate Degree and Certificate)
 
Radiation Therapy (Associate Degree)

Radiography (Associate Degree)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Associate in Science degree program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) provides individuals with the requisite academic and technical skills necessary to perform abdominal, obstetrical, superficial, vascular and gynecological sonography procedures. Graduates are encouraged to apply for candidacy to a National Qualifying Examination for certification in Sonography with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT (S)) and/or as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS).  A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer:

  • Uses safe, painless and cost-effective techniques to image the body.
  • Works with physicians to obtain optimal images that are interpreted by physicians for medical diagnosis.
  • Provides information about the internal structure of organs without the use of radiation.
  • Examines the architecture and blood flow within vessels.
  • Maintains quality assurance on ultrasound, camera and imaging devices and other related equipment.

Nuclear Medicine Technology

The Associate in Science degree and certificate programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology offer you an outstanding education and the unique opportunity to train at some of the region’s leading health care facilities. At these institutions, you will learn from skilled certified technologists on state-of-the-art equipment. The Nuclear Medicine Technology Associate in Science degree and certificate programs prepare you for employment as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. After completing the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the certifying examination in Nuclear Medicine Technology with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org) and/or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (www.nmtcb.org).

A Nuclear Medicine Technologist:

  • Uses safe, painless and cost-effective techniques to image the body and treat disease.
  • Assists physicians in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of disease by administering very small amounts of radioactive materials, or radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Provides information about the function and the structure of virtually every major organ system in the human body.

 

The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology accredits the program (www.jrcnmt.org).

Radiation Therapy

In the Associate in Science degree program in Radiation Therapy, students take courses from the College’s general education core as well as specialized classroom, laboratory and clinical education courses taught by radiation therapists, radiation physicists, physicians, dosimetrists, and other highly qualified professionals. The Program is accreditated by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Tel: (312) 704-5300, www.jrcert.org.

A Radiation Therapist:

  • Delivers radiation treatment as prescribed by a physician for the treatment of disease, primarily cancer.
  • Monitors a patient’s physical condition and response to treatment.
  • Designs, verifies and implements computer generated treatment plans.
  • Creates opportunities for advancement into education, dosimetry,management, and sales.

Radiography

Gateway Community College’s Associate in Science degree in Radiography offers you an outstanding education and the opportunity to train at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, and other area facilities. You will learn from skilled, registered technologists at these institutions on state-of-the-art imaging equipment. This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Tel: (312) 704-5300, www.jrcert.org

A Radiographer:

  • Assists the physician in diagnostic studies by administering ionizing radiation to patients.
  • Produces images necessary to visualize internal structures of the body.
  • Gains opportunities for advancement to other areas including Computed Tomography (CT Scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Interventional Radiology, Bone Densitometry and Mammography.

Approval and Accreditation

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Graduates are encouraged to apply for candidacy to a National Qualifying Examination for certification in Sonography with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT (S)) and/or as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS).

Nuclear Medicine Technology
The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, 2000 W. Danforth Road, Suite 130, #203, Edmond, OK 73003, www.jrcnmt.org.

Radiation Therapy
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Tel: (312) 704-5300, www.jrcert.org.

Radiography
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Tel: (312) 704-5300, www.jrcert.org.

Contacts

Program Contact Phone/Email
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Cara Case
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2383
ccase@gatewayct.edu
Nuclear Medicine
Beata Gebuza
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2381
bgebuza@gatewayct.edu
Radiation Therapy
Gina Finn
Program Director
(203) 285-2392
gfinn@gatewayct.edu
Radiography
Julie Austin
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2382
jaustin@gatewayct.edu

ARRTS PROGRAM

The AARTS program, offered by Gateway Community College, provides an innovative path for hospital-trained radiologic technologist professionals who wish to acquire their Associate of Science Degree. This program results in an Associate of Science Degree for hospital-based graduates in the areas of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy, and Radiography.

In accordance with the Board of Regents for Higher Education policy, Gateway will grant credit to those applicants who are graduates of a two-year accredited hospital-based (certificate) program and hold certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology. Certification areas include: Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Radiography, ARDMS, ARRT (N), (T), (R), (D), NMTCB.

Upon verification of transcripts and current documentation of ARRT certification, applicants will be awarded up to 34 credits for courses in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, or Radiography. Individuals accepted into this program need only complete program pre-requisite courses and any general education courses required for the associate degree. Degree credit will also be granted for credit courses completed at other accredited collegiate institutions.

 

Contact

For information contact:
 
 
Mary Beth Banks, MPA 
Enrollment Services Assistant, Nursing