List of the Top Radiography Schools in the U.S.

Radiography is the use of radiation to provide internal images of a patient in order to diagnose conditions like cancer and heart disease. A radiography program teaches students how to use imaging techniques, such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), interventional radiology and mammography. A radiography program graduate is eligible to become certified as a radiation technologist. Undergrad programs are offered through colleges as well as some hospitals.

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Top Programs for Radiography in the U.S.

1. Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio

The College of Social Sciences, Health and Education at Xavier University offers a 2-year Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology. Courses include pharmacology, ethics and law, pathology, image processing and CT imaging (also called CAT scan). Students participate in practicum work at Good Samaritan Hospital and Mercy Hospital, both located in Cincinnati.

The school also offers a 1-year certificate program for radiographers wishing to gain MRI skills. Xavier was ranked the 3rd best university in the Midwest for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report. Its radiography associate's degree program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Xavier is a Catholic Jesuit university.

Contact Information

  • Address: 3800 Victory Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45207
  • Phone Number: (513) 745-3000

2. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas was ranked the number one cancer hospital and the 12th best pediatric cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report in 2010. The hospital's diagnostic imaging department supports the clinical education portion of the radiography degree program. The diagnostic imaging program at M.D. Anderson awards a B.S. degree along with a radiography certificate that is accredited by JRCERT.

The program's 1-year track is for those who already hold Registered Technologist (R.T.) status with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The 3-year track, for students with a year of college behind them, leads to a B.S. degree and allows students to specialize in education and management, CT or MRI. Classes include imaging diverse populations, quality management, leadership and staffing, fiscal analysis and therapeutic radiology.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030
  • Phone Number: (800) 392-1611

Good Schools in the U.S. for Radiography

College/University Name Total Student Enrollment Address Phone Number
Virginia Commonwealth University 32,172 910 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23284 (804) 828-0100
University of Missouri-Columbia31,237105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211 (573) 882-2121
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill28,916103 South Bldg. Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (919) 962-2211
University of Iowa 28,987 101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242 (319) 335-3500
St. John's University - New York 20,352 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Queens, NY 11439 (718) 990-6161
University of South Alabama 14,522 307 N. University Blvd., Mobile, AL 36688 (251) 460-6101
Emory University 12,930 408 Administration Bldg., 201 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322 (404) 727-6123
Quinnipiac University7,758 275 Mt. Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT 06518(203) 582-8200
Xavier University 6,966 3800 Victory Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45207 (513) 745-3000
Indiana University - Northwest 5,560 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408 (219) 980-6500
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences4,252179 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115 (617) 732-2800
Holy Family University 3,343 9801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19114 (215) 637-7700
Champlain College 2,938 163 S. Willard St., Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 860-2700
Misericordia University2,736301 Lake St., Dallas, PA 18612 (570) 674-6400
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 208 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030 (800) 392-1611
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