Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
Waters College of Health Professions

Radiologic Sciences: Radiography

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Radiography is a high-tech, high-touch healthcare profession with significant patient contact utilizing sophisticated computerized equipment. The radiographer uses radiation, magnetism and computers in the production of radiographic images. These images aid the physicians and radiologists in the diagnosis of fractures, ulcers, tumors, lesions and disease processes. Additionally, the radiographer is responsible for providing the physical and mental well-being of the patient during the radiographic examination. Advanced-level radiographers perform examinations in specialized areas such as MRI, CT, mammography and cardiovascular intervention. The program is accredited by Joint Review Committee on Education in the Radiologic Sciences (JRCERT).

Students interested in the Radiologic Sciences program must understand that there is a potential to being exposed to a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment. The MRI environment consists of strong magnetic fields and radiofrequency waves which may be contraindicated for individuals that have devices implanted in or on their body that should not be subjected to an MRI environment. Additional information regarding MRI safety can be found on the internet and at the following web site:

Upon graduation, students receive the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree and are eligible to apply for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ( .

Number of Clinical sites: 8 including sites in Georgia and South Carolina.

Number of Students accepted: 22-25

Program Director: Mrs. Sharon Gilliard-Smith, M.H.S.RT(R)

Mission Statement

Radiologic Sciences, as part of the Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences at Georgia Southern University, exists to provide a comprehensive education to students so they enter the profession as competent practitioners.


The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.  Contact information for the JECERT is:
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Tel: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304

Professional License Disclosure

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses or national certifications: Registered Radiographer, R.T. (R).

The Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for a state license (or certificate) in Georgia or any other state or territory. For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for a Registered Radiographer license or certificate, click to check the requirements of your state or territory. 

Last updated: 6/23/2020

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus 

Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Dept # 4901
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419