Wayne State University

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Radiologist Assistant
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The Radiologists' Assistant Program will not be accepting new students for the foreseeable future


Radiologist Assistant - Link to Department

Master of Science

What is a Radiologist Assistant?
A Radiologist Assistant (RA) is an advanced-level radiologic technologist who enhances patient care by extending the capacity of the radiologist in the diagnostic imaging environment. The Radiologist Assistant is an ARRT-certified radiographer who has completed an advanced academic program encompassing a nationally recognized radiologist assistant curriculum and a radiologist-directed clinical preceptorship. With radiologist supervision, the Radiologist Assistant performs fluoroscopy and selected radiology procedures, patient assessment, patient management and initial evaluation of diagnostic images, but does not provide an official interpretation (final written report) as defined by the ACR Standards for Communication:Diagnostic Radiology.

Why Wayne State University?
The Radiologist Assistant program at Wayne State University is the only RA program available in the Midwest. It is one of only a handful of programs that offers a Masters of Science in Radiologist Assistant and students receive a comprehensive education and are not required to procure a radiologist mentor on their own. All clinical rotations will be completed at Henry Ford Hospital under the direction of Board certified radiologists who have assisted in the design and implementation of the curriculum and program.

Career Information
ASRT (The American Society of Radiologic Technologists)