What They Do
Radiographers are highly skilled professionals qualified by education to perform x-ray procedures to assist in diagnosing and treating medical conditions.
The responsibilities of a radiographer can include performing radiation safety and quality control procedures; preparing and administering contrast media; operating imaging equipment; positioning patients for procedures; evaluating radiographs for diagnostic quality; providing basic nursing and medical care; and preparing data for physician interpretation.
In hospitals, radiographers can work in a radiology department, surgery, the emergency room and at a patient's bedside using mobile equipment. Employment opportunities also exist in private offices, independent imaging centers, industry and other imaging modalities (CT, ultrasound, MRI, etc.), commercial sales, education and management.
Duration of Education
Takes minimum of 26 months to complete.
- Prerequisite courses: 24 hours of college courses. (Takes minimum of 1 year to complete)
- Professional concentration courses: 14 months; primarily full time days
Professional concentration courses: 1st business day of February
Program Start Date
Professional concentration courses: May
Ball State University tuition
Summary, Course of Study
The Ball State University Radiography program is offered in cooperation with Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. The program is divided into two phases and takes a minimum of 26 months to complete.
The first, or prerequisite, phase of the program takes place on the Ball State University campus and includes course work in the sciences and the University Core Curriculum program. You may complete the prerequisite courses at colleges/universities other than Ball State provided that the course is accepted and considered an equivalent by Ball State University.
You must apply and be accepted as a Ball State student and officially transfer prerequisite courses completed at other colleges/universities. The second, or professional concentration, phase of the program is offered in Indianapolis where medical, technical and clinical courses are taught at IU Health Methodist Hospital and other clinical education sites.
The professional concentration phase of the program begins in May of each year and concludes fourteen months later in July. Upon successful completion of all courses, students receive the Associate in Science Degree in Radiography from Ball State University.
For complete course and program information, please see Ball State University information.
To request information, contact:
IU Health Methodist Hospital
Wile Hall, Room 629
PO Box 1367
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1367