About Radiology Physician Extenders

Radiology Physician Extenders (RPEs), also called Radiologist Assistants (RAs), enhance patient care by extending the capacity of the radiologist in the diagnostic imaging environment. The RA performs patient assessment, patient management, fluoroscopy, and other radiology procedures.

An RA must be an ARRT-certified radiographer who has successfully completed an advanced academic program encompassing a nationally recognized radiologist assistant curriculum and a radiologist directed clinical preceptorship (Advanced Practice Advisory Panel, 2002).

RAs are certified as Radiology Practitioner Assistants (RPAs) through the Certfying Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants (CBRPA) or as Registered Radiologist Assistant (RRA) through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

There are 33 states which recognize and/or license the RA.


Arizona Arkansas Colorado
Georgia Illinois Iowa Kentucky Maryland
Massachusetts Minnesota Mississippi Montana Nevada
New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia
Washington  West Virginia  Wyoming    




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