Radiologic Technology Graduates at SVC Receive 100 Percent Pass Rate and High Scores on ARRT Exam

July 12, 2010

The John Merck Division of Science and Technology at Southern Vermont College is pleased to announce that the 2010 graduates of the associate’s degree in the Radiologic Technology program received a 100 percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination in Radiography.

In addition to the pass rate, SVC students scored high marks. “With a national average test score of 84, our students posted higher than average scores on the registry, at 86.4 this year,” according to Linda Lippacher, Director of the Radiologic Technology program. Lippacher also announced that SVC student Melissa Millett of Lenox, Mass., scored the highest nationally.

SVC President Karen Gross remarked, "Our radiology program is exemplary, and its students, graduates and faculty continue to do SVC proud. We are graduating students who, together with our nursing school graduates, will be the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. I cannot think of a better way for Southern Vermont College to contribute to the betterment of our state."

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is the world’s largest credentialing organization that seeks to ensure high-quality patient care in radiologic technology. The ARRT Examination accesses the knowledge and cognitive skills required of the staff technologist at entry into the profession. 

Radiography is the art and science of using radiation as a diagnostic tool in performing radiographic examinations. Radiologic Technologists apply the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, radiographic technique and radiation biology in performing medical x-ray examinations using established radiation protection standards in limiting radiation exposure to patients, themselves and others.

Beginning this fall, the College will be offering a bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Sciences. There is a need for sophisticated imaging management and leadership to respond to the clinical, organizational and fiscal demands facing the healthcare industry, which will support the creation of advanced educational and skill development opportunities for imaging.