Radiography

Program description

The Radiography program at WVU Hospitals is a two year (23-month) certificate program offering comprehensive clinical and didactic education in Radiologic Technology. Successful completion qualifies graduates as eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam in Radiography, pending ARRT review and approval. In addition, the program fulfills the educational requirements for all U.S. states requiring state licensure or certification (see Professional Certification and Licensure Disclosure under Program Documents.)  

Accreditation

The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL   60606-3182    Phone: (312) 704-5300   email: mail@jrcert.org  

The program was reviewed in 2019 and was awarded accreditation for a period of eight years, ending in 2027. 

Associate’s degree option

WVU Hospitals has an agreement with Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont ,West Virginia, that offers an Associate’s degree option for those candidates that do not have a degree upon entering WVU Hospitals’ Radiography program. Please review the Admission policy with regards to the degree requirement. Additional information can be obtained by selecting the following link: (Pierpont/WVUH Associate’s degree program)

Facilities

The Radiology Department at WVUH utilizes the latest in imaging technology to provide a wide variety of diagnostic capabilities. Image acquisition is 100 percent digital and uses CareStream DRX-1™ DR systems, Toshiba RADREX™-i DR systems,  and a FUJIFILM™ Picture Archiving and Communication system for image display and archiving. The main facility is located within J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, with satellite imaging units located in the adjacent Physician’s Office Center.  Additional clinical sites include the University Towne Centre outpatient clinic and the WVU Medicine Spine clinic. Imaging equipment consist of nine general radiographic units, three digital R/F units, six Canon/Toshiba CT scanners (three 320-slice units, two 160-slice units, and one 64-slice unit), and five neuro, vascular, and interventional suites.

Tuition and fees

Tuition is $1,500 per semester ($6,000 for the 23-month program.) Additional costs include books, uniforms, graduation fees, certification exam fees, and conference registration and travel expense (see FAQ document for estimated costs.) Students are informed of required textbook and uniform purchases upon admission to the program. Upon acceptance into the program, students are assessed a non-refundable $50 admission fee. All tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Students participating in the Associate’s degree option will be assessed tuition and fees based on Pierpont’s Commmunity and Technical College’s current fee structure.  

Financial aid

The Radiography program is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federal student financial assistance programs, including the Pell Grant and Direct Loan programs. In addition, the program is approved for Montgomery GI Bill benefits for eligible enrolled veterans. Student financial aid eligibility is determined upon admission into the program. Additional information can be obtained by visiting the Financial Aid page.

Links

Joint Review Committee on Education In Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ( ARRT)

American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT)

WV Medical Imaging Board of Examiners

WV Society of Radiologic Technologists

Contacts

Jay S. Morris, MA, RT (R)(CV)  Education Manager/ Program Director/Financial Aid Administrator morrisj@wvumedicine.org  (304) 598-4251

Ron G. Linn, BA, RT (R) Clinical Education Coordinator linnr@wvumedicine.org (304) 598-4000 ext. 73129

Neal Humphries, BA, RT (R) Clinical Preceptor neal.humphries@wvumedicine.org (304) 598-4000 ext. 70734

Joy M. Mason, BA, RT (R)(M)(QA)  Clinical Preceptor masonj@wvumedicine.org  (304) 598-4000 ext. 72525

Debbie Ferencz, BA, RT (R)  Clinical Preceptor debbie.ferencz@wvumedicine.org  (304) 598-4000 ext. 73140