ARRT Post-primary Certification Courses

New 2016 ARRT Requirements

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) recently announced changes to the requirements post-primary certificate candidates must meet prior to registering for their certification exam. All candidates must now complete 16 hours of structured education relevant to their area of interest (see courses listed below). Upon successful completion of this requirement, candidates must sit for their board examination(s) within a 24-month period.


Course Descriptions

Bone Densitometry
This course focuses on the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the human structural support system. The course will focus on the history of bone densitometry, tracing the early roots of the modality all the way through its advancements in today’s scanners. The course will cover bone anatomy in detail, down to its cellular components. Bone pathologies that are significant to bone densitometry will also be covered in detail with an emphasis on osteoporosis.

Cardiac-Interventional Radiography
This course is designed to provide participants the requisite theories, concepts, and praxis in performing cardiac-interventional radiography. Equipment operation and instrumentation, patient care, and procedural specifics, including but not limited to anatomy, pathophysiology, indications, and contraindications, will be the foci of this course. Procedures encompass diagnostic studies, percutaneous intervention, hemodynamics and calculations, and conduction system studies.

Computed Tomography
This course focuses on the theories, physics, application and instrumentation of Computed Tomography (CT) equipment. The student will examine and critique image analysis as a means in learning to evaluate images for correct technique, imaging protocols and identification of proper anatomy. The course will also examine and explore means of correcting poor images and artifact identification.

Mammography
This course is designed to provide participants the requisite theories, concepts, and praxis in performing mammographic procedures. Patient positioning, quality control and necessary patient education, along with the critique of radiographic images, serve as the foci of this course. The course also introduces the process of mammography image analysis where the participants will evaluate various images for correct positioning, proper technique and undesired artifacts.

Vascular Interventional Radiography
This course is designed to provide participants the requisite theories, concepts, and praxis in performing vascular-interventional radiography. Equipment operation and instrumentation, patient care, and procedural specifics for both vascular and non-vascular procedures will be the foci of this course. Procedures encompass neurologic, thoracic, abdominal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and peripheral imaging and intervention. Dialysis management and venous access will also be addressed.

Principles of Quality in Medical Imaging
This course focuses on the many facets of quality surrounding medical imaging. Methodologies to determine, evaluate and enhance quality are compared and contrasted. Standards of various accreditation agencies and bodies, which interface with medical imaging, are applied to various practice situations.

Principles of MRI Physics
This course details the physical and biological principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). A historical perspective leading to the development of MRI and an introduction of the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism will be presented. The process of MRI will be discussed in detail, beginning with the patient entering the room through the final image. This course will also present the latest imaging methods available in MRI as they evolve.


Course Length

One semester, self-paced.


Credit Hours

Three semester hours.


Format

100 percent online.


Application Deadline

N/A (applications accepted on a rolling basis).


Fees

No application fee.