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Requirements For Xray Licensure

1)Must attend an approved School of Xray Technology

2)Must complete the practical (hands-on) experience

3)Must pass the State license exam in the body area attended in school. All persons must pass the license exam in CORE.

4)After licensure and to maintain licensure, Radiographers must complete at least 20 hours Continuing Education every 2 years.

Radiographers Basic Duties

A radiographer's basic duties fall into 2 areas. They are simple but have the highest importance. They are Quality and Safety.

1)Radiographers must obtain only High Quality Images of the anatomy requested by a licensed practitioner. Each part of the body has set positions that must be obtained to render a reliable diagnosis.These positions and projections are not arbitrary. By obtaining these high quality images a diagnosis can be made with the utmost confidence.

2)Radiographers must maintain the maximum in safety. Radiation has been proven to be detrimental to the health of humans with the ill effects being far ranging. To protect persons from the ill effects of radiation, Radiographers are trained to employ safety measures to protect patients, xray operators and others that might be in range of an xray exposure.

 Vatterott College De-Certified.

In the July 30, 2018 meeting of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners, approval of Vatterott College as a provider of Xray Technology training was withdrawn. This is a result of almost none of their graduates being able to pass the State Licensing Exam.

This comes after a string of career colleges have been de-certified due to the poor performance of their students: Concord Career College, Hi-Tech College, Anthem College, and now Vatterott College. A question could be posed, "Are these schools about the revenue to be generated and not the quality of the training their students get."