Wayne State University

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Radiation Therapy Technology

Radiation Therapy Technology - Link to Department

Bachelor of Science

Radiation Therapy Technology

What is a Radiation Therapy Technologist?
A Radiation Therapist has a unique opportunity to blend the knowledge and skills of mathematics, science, and psychology in daily work.
  • Operates sophisticated radiation equipment to treat cancerous tissue according to doctor's orders.
  • Assists in designing the patient's treatment through the use of hand or computer produced calculations.
  • Recognizes when a patient is having additional medical problems which require a doctor's attention.
  • Provides psychological support for patients who are dealing with the stress of their illness.
Mission of the Radiation Therapy Technology Program
The Department of Radiation Therapy Technology prepares qualified students for their diverse role in providing quality care to radiation oncology patients. Through an effective recruitment and admission process, progressive curriculum and committed faculty, students acquire the technical and interpersonal skills to meet their current and emerging role in health care. Faculty contribute to the field of Radiation Therapy Technology through scholarly activities and serve as role models for students in their professional growth.

Goals of the Radiation Therapy Technology Program
  • To produce technically competent radiation therapists
  • To produce graduates with effective interpersonal skills
  • To produce effective members of the radiation oncology team
  • To encourage professional development and participation in professional activities
  • To maintain a progressive curriculum to ensure current and future competency of graduates
Why Wayne State University?
The Radiation Therapy Technology program is one of a few accredited baccalaureate degree programs in the United States. The small class size enables faculty and clinical instructors to give students more personal attention. The program is known for its academic standards, excellent clincial education component, and comprehensive curriculum. Graduates are recruited by institutions across the nation. Approximately 80% of the graduates are employed in Michigan. Additionally, graduates have consistently passed the national certification examination with above average scores.

Career Information
ASRT (The American Society of Radiologic Technologists)