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School of Radiologic Technology

School of Radiologic Technology at St. Joseph, Part of Ascension

Radiography is the recording of images created by the use of X-ray energy. It is both an art and a science. In order to perform the duties of a radiographer, it is necessary to understand the art of the profession as well as the science.

Radiologic technologists perform medical radiologic procedures using ionizing radiation and work with patients of all ages. A radiographer may perform radiologic exams in the emergency trauma center, surgery and intensive care units as well as in the Radiology Department.

Quality radiologic care when performing medical imaging procedures includes assessing patient condition, and adhering to the principles of radiation protection for the patient, self and others. Radiographers accurately produce images of anatomical structures by applying knowledge of anatomy, radiographic positioning and radiographic technique.

Additional duties may include radiographic equipment maintenance, image processing, keeping patient records, communication with other health professionals, and other assorted office tasks. Radiographers are employed in hospitals, medical clinics and private doctor's offices. Radiographers may also seek employment in chiropractic and dental offices.

If you like working with people, highly technical medical imaging equipment and have good physical and mental stamina, this may be the occupation for you.

Our Program

The Radiologic Technology Program at St. Joseph Campus, part of Ascension, is a 24-month program beginning the first Tuesday of September, after Labor Day. It is patterned after the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences adopted by the Joint Review Committee in Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and the Radiography Curriculum by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

The program is rigorous, labor intensive, and requires more time and commitment than many other areas of study. Clinical radiography courses require 100 hours of direct clinical experience per credit hour. This time does not include the time that is required for travel, clinical preparation at the assigned clinical site, or study prior to and after clinical experiences. Students are expected to be available for learning experiences Monday through Thursday, throughout the academic year. Students in radiography programs are strongly encouraged to limit employment and/or involvement in non-student related activities. Students that take on too many responsibilities have the potential of increasing the risk of failure in the radiography program.

School of Radiologic Technology Faculty

The School of Radiology Technology faculty is ARRT board certified and Wisconsin licensed in the field of Radiologic Technology.

  • Program Director: Diane Wingenter MS, RT(R)
  • Clinical Coordinator: Amy Rappe, BS, RT(R)
  • Faculty: Kari Suhajda, BS, RT(R)

Location

St. Joseph Hospital
5000 West Chambers
M103
Milwaukee, WI 53210
Phone: 414-874 – 6410

For more information, please call Program Director Diane E. Wingenter, MS, RTR, at 414-527–5149.