Discovering Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

Expand Your Journey

Expand Your Journey

Want to know more? Check out some extras we’ve gathered to help you learn. From other informative websites, educational opportunities, to a video about how x-rays work — even a digital children's book! — you can find out everything you want to know about the radiologic sciences.

 

Career Information

Interested in becoming a radiologic technologist?

If you like cutting-edge technology, working with people and making a difference, a career in radiologic technology might interest you. See what it takes to work in this dynamic profession.

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Radiologic Technologists working with a patient

Radiologic technologists working with a patient

Photo by Kip Malone / © ASRT

Educational Opportunities

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Quinnipiac University’s MHS program for Radiologist Assistant prepares skilled graduates who are competent in the art and science of radiography, fluoroscopy and interventional procedures. Graduates are prepared for career entry and are capable of meeting the needs of the community for highly qualified professionals.

The advantage of earning a master's degree as a Radiologist Assistant lies in the greater opportunities of autonomy and responsibility and participation in research and education.

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Download an Interactive Digital Children’s Book

X is for X-Ray is a​n interactive book from Touchpress, the people behind The Elements and Solar System for iPad. It offers a remarkable perspective on 26 everyday objects.

Swipe horizontally and each object rotates beneath your fingertip. Swipe vertically and its interior structure is revealed thanks to the unique x-ray photography of artist Hugh Turvey, artist in residence at the British Institute of Radiology. Double-tapping offers an amazing stereoscopic option, bringing the objects popping out of the screen.

The accompanying text by award-winning children’s author Paul Rosenthal reinforces the concept of making the invisible visible and includes rhymes voiced by "Dr. Who" actor Kerry Shale.

This title will delight young children, giving them a unique insight into the inner secrets of familiar everyday objects. It will also appeal to anyone with curiosity about the world, how things work and the power of x-ray technology to reveal the nature of reality.

X is for x-ray App

X is for X-Ray for iPad
X is for X-Ray for iPad

X is for X-Ray for iPhone
X is for X-Ray for iPad

Links to ​Related Websites

EPA RadTown USA

Learn about radiation in your town: where it is, how it's used. Explore the Burbs, Countryside, Downtown or Waterfront.

RadTown USA
 

Image Wisely

This campaign was created to address concerns about the surge of public exposure to ionizing radiation from medical imaging. 

Image Wisely
 

Image Gently

The mission of the Image Gently Alliance is to improve safe and effective imaging care of children worldwide.

Image Gently
 

TED-Ed: How X-rays ​Work

X-rays are used millions of times a year in clinics around the world. How do x-rays "see" beneath our skin? This clever animated video details the history and mechanics of x-ray machines and CT scanners.


Lesson by Ge Wang / Animation by Pink Kong Studios

Radiation therapists deliver high doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy to a broad range of tumors throughout the body.

  • RF radiation exposure / © ASRT
    RF radiation exposure / © ASRT

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