Radiography

Radiography is the profession in which diagnostic medical images are made using x-rays and other radiations. The radiographer may work independently or with a physician to create images in the areas of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), mammography, cardiovascular interventional technology (CIT) and others. Radiographers must exercise initiative and judgment in obtaining the images necessary for adequate physician interpretation. As with the other radiation science professions, the patients’ confidence must be obtained while translating a “high tech” process into a humane experience that provides an unparalleled view of life.

Our Mission

The Department Empowers Life by:   

  • Educating students to be competent, professional, entry-level practitioners capable of assuming leadership roles in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Medical Dosimetry.
  • Educating imaging and therapy professionals through higher education, advanced continuing education and career advancement.
  • Promoting student and graduate participation in scholarly activity and policy development that enhances the educational process, the professions and health care.
  • Promoting student and graduate service opportunities to the University, the community and the professions that contribute to enhancing overall patient care. (Updated 2015-2020)

Effectiveness Data

Graduation rates; certification pass rates and job placement rates for the past 5 years in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Medical Dosimetry. 

Outcomes Report (2012 – 2016) 

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goals for the programs in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are to:

  • Student will be clinically competent.
    • Students integrate didactic and clinical experiences while caring for patients.
       
  • Students will develop and apply skills in effective communication.
    • Students demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Graduates demonstrate effective communication skills.
       
  • Students will develop effective critical thinking skills.
    • Students demonstrate effective critical thinking skills in the clinical setting
    • Graduates demonstrate effective critical thinking skills in the clinical setting.
       
  • Students will engage in scholarly activity within the professions.
    • Students will present one scholarly topic to an interdisciplinary group of health care professionals.
       
  • Students will develop an appreciation of lifelong learning.
    • Students will present one scholarly topic each semester.
  • Students will be engaged in student governance, service to the University, the community, and profession.
    • Students participate in student governance groups
    • Students participate in professional and community activities.

(Updated 2015-2020)

Accrediting Body

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Contact
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304

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“One thing I really enjoyed about the program was the difference from the other available radiography programs in the Tulsa area with the extended exposure to advanced modalities (MRI, CT, Angiography). I think this program gave me a head start toward furthering my education in the medical world, allowing me the opportunity to tackle healthcare from multiple angles.” 

Chelsey Bakker, Current OU ABSN Nursing Student, worked in both hospital setting and private clinic setting in pain management (C-arm manipulation)

Program Faculty

Jeff Berry, MS, RT(R)(CT)
Program Director

Bradford Gildon, MA, RT(R)
Clinical Coordinator

Contact Information

Office of Academic and Student Services
Phone: (405) 271-6588
Fax: (405) 271-3120
Email

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Robin White, M.Ed., RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Admissions Coordinator
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-0901
Phone: (405) 271-6477
Fax: (405) 271-1424
Email