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Radiologic Technology Earns Accreditation

Released: 04/17/2008

The radiography associate degree program offered by LSU at Alexandria has been accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) for three years, announced Sandra Franklin, the university’s radiologic technology program director. JRCERT is the sole agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance and medical dosimetry.

Graduates from the LSUA program have achieved a 100 percent passing rate the past three years for the American Registry for Radiologic Technology, which is the national certification examination. Ninety-five percent of the LSUA graduates in radiologic technology have passed the exam since the first graduating class in 2003.

The LSUA two-year associate degree program in radiology is limited to 16 students, who are trained at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Huey P. Long Medical Center, Mid State Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, VA Medical Center, and Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists after they complete their basic college courses.

JRCERT will evaluate the LSUA radiologic technology program again in 2010.