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Radiography Information

 Pictured | Cassandra Gonzalez | Radiography | Bremen, Indiana (hometown)

About the Radiography Program

The Radiography Program is a 34+ month program that prepares the radiography student to become a competent diagnostic radiographer. The clinical/professional program is presented in a full-time, day format, with minimal weekend and evening clinical education. The curriculum follows a pattern designed to educate the radiographer to become adept in the performance of any medical diagnostic radiographic procedure. Courses in radiographic principles, radiographic procedures, clinical application of theory, digital imaging, radiation protection, radiobiology, pathology, and general education are included in the curriculum. Students also receive instruction in the theory and practice of other specialty diagnostic imaging modalities.

Program facilities of the Radiography Program are located on the campus of IU South Bend. Clinical education classes are conducted in the radiology departments of area institutions: Memorial Hospital of South Bend; St. Joseph Regional Medical Center campuses in Plymouth and Mishawaka; Elkhart General Hospital; and IU Health Goshen Hospital.


The mission of the Radiography Program is to provide our students with a comprehensive education in Radiography to prepare them to become clinically competent radiographers who will conduct themselves in a professional manner during their practice of diagnostic radiography. The student will be acquainted with all available methods of instruction in clinical and didactic radiography, to include the cognitive (problem solving, critical thinking, and verbal and written communication), psychomotor, and affective domains. Upon graduation, the student is to be sufficiently prepared to successfully pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination.


The program is based on the belief that the student radiographer should experience as many forms of educational opportunity as possible in both the didactic and clinical setting as part of their student learning environment. In times of change in the healthcare field, the student needs to be given the necessary skills to adapt to constant change. It is our belief that general education course work in English composition, mathematics, human anatomy and physiology, public speaking, and medical terminology will enhance the abilities of the graduate technologist while the attainment of the associate degree will evaluate their professional status.

The program functions in partnership with the University and the medical facilities within the regionally served community. One part of this partnership involves on-site clinical education sites for our students. The second part involves the responsibility of the Radiography program to provide the community with clinically competent graduate radiographers who will model proper professional behaviors. The students, the community, and the University benefit in an environment of trust and cooperation between all involved parties.
Program Objectives
  • To successfully prepare the student to become a clinical competent diagnostic radiographer
  • To furnish the student with exceptional educational experiences which will lead them to conduct themselves in a professional manner during their practice of diagnostic radiography
  • To supply the student with appropriate educational opportunities which will avail them to think critically and solve problems skillfully 
  • To provide the student with excellent instructional contingencies in the areas of verbal and written communication which will give them the necessary skills to communicate in both forms proficiently
  • To sufficiently prepare the student to successfully pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists professional certification examination

Program Goals

At the completion of the Radiography Program students will be able to:

  • Function as a clinically competent diagnostic radiographer
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors that comply with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics during their practice of diagnostic radiography
  • Display the ability to employ critical thinking and problem solving skills that will enhance their procedural capabilities during the performance of radiographic examinations
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills in relationships with their patients, physicians, peers, and other involved parties
  • Pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination on their first attempt
  • Apply knowledge of the principles of radiation protection according to ALARA standards to the patient, oneself, and others
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, positioning, and radiographic techniques to accurately demonstrate anatomical instructions on a radiograph
  • Determine appropriate exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic technique with a minimum radiation dosage to the patient
  • Examine radiographs to evaluate exposure factors, patient positioning, and overall diagnostic quality
  • Exercise discretion and judgment while providing outstanding patient care during the performance of diagnostic radiography procedures
  • Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate lifesaving first aid
  • Recognize the importance of continued education and active membership in professional organizations for personal development and professional growth


The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

The Student’s Responsibility

All universities establish academic requirements that must be met before a degree is conferred. These regulations concern such things as curricula and courses, the requirements for majors and minors, and university procedures and policies. Each student is individually responsible for fulfilling them. Advisors and faculty are available to advise students on how to meet these requirements. If the requirements have not been satisfied, the degree will be withheld pending satisfactory fulfillment. For this reason, it is important for each student to be knowledgeable of all of the requirements described in the IU South Bend Undergraduate Bulletin and the AS in Radiography Program Handbook.

Students are expected to comply with the:

  • Academic Regulations and Policies of Indiana University
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists Codes of Ethics
  • Components of Professional Behavior of the IUSB Radiography Program
  • Indiana University of South Bend Radiography Program Student Handbook

Code of Ethics

Students preparing to enter the profession of radiography are expected to follow the Code of Ethics for the Radiologic Technologist. Each person, upon entering the profession, inherits a measure of responsibility and trust in the profession and the corresponding obligation to adhere to standards of ethical practice and conduct set by the profession. The code was adopted by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

It is the clinical/professional student’s responsibility to know, understand, and follow the Code of Ethics for the Radiologic Technologist. Please see the Radiography Program Student Handbook for details of the Code of Ethics.

Graduates of the Program

Graduates receive an Associate of Science degree in radiography (ASR) and are eligible to take the certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to become certified as a Registered Technologist R.T. (R). 

Indiana State Certification

Indiana State certification is required to operate a unit that produces ionizing radiation. The state accepts the ARRT registry for certification.

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Academic Bulletins

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2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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