PMID: 16922123Aug 23, 2006

Radiology administrators' opinions of baccalaureate education

Radiology Management
Christa Weigel, Nadia Bugg

Abstract

Although education in radiologic technology is offered at the baccalaureate level, it is not necessarily the level of choice among radiology administrators for their personnel. Radiology administrators in Kansas and Nebraska hospitals, which are primarily rural hospitals of 50 beds or less, were surveyed to evaluate their opinions of baccalaureate level radiologic technologists (RTs). Their opinions were also compared to the opinions of California radiology administrators from a study four years prior. Results showed that the radiology administrators in Kansas and Nebraska prefer RTs with a baccalaureate degree, with all other factors equal among technologists. However, when one employee had more experience, especially in an additional modality, the baccalaureate degree was not the preference of these administrators.

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