Congratulations to the Class of 2010 graduates of Center for Allied Health Education, School of Diagnostic Imaging/Medical Radiography at Cooper University Hospital. This class graduated on August 26, 2010 with a certificate in Medical Radiography.
The graduation was held at Auleutto’s Caterers in Almonesson. NJ. Welcome and introductions were provided by Joan Dantonio, RN Director of the Center and Carolyn Bekes, M.D. Chief Medical Officer at Cooper University Hospital. The keynote speaker for the evening was Edward Goldschmidt, DABMP, Medical Physicist and Radiation Safety Officer of Cooper University Hospital.
A Radiologic Technologist (Radiographer) is a professional member of the healthcare team who performs a vital function in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. A Radiographer must have good communication skills, able to make decisions quickly and independently and be able to perform as a team member. The setting can be in either a diagnostic, therapeutic or research area.
Radiologic Technologists use their knowledge of physics, radiographic procedures, human anatomy and physiology, exposure techniques, radiation protection and radiation biology to create permanent medical images using (x-ray) ionizing radiation.
The Medical Radiography program, at Cooper, is a full-time certificate program with affiliations at various colleges, to assist in completing an Associate or Bachelor Degree.
For admission to the program, applicants must directly contact the School of Medical Radiography and have successfully completed college-level English composition, intermediate algebra or pre-calculus, anatomy and physiology I and II with labs, biomedical ethics, and a medical terminology with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students, after successful completion of the program, are eligible to sit for the National Boards given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or the NJ State Examination. All college pre-requisite courses must have been completed within five years of start date. In addition, applicants not possessing a minimum of an Associate in Science (AS or AAS) degree must be able to complete degree requirements prior to graduation from the Medical Radiography Program.
There are currently 34 students enrolled in the medical radiography program.
For further information contact, Martina Harris, B.S., MAED., R.T.(R), Director for the School of Diagnostic Imaging at 856-342-2397.