Advanced Imaging In Radiography
What is Advanced Imaging in Radiography?
CT OPTION CERTIFICATE
Advanced Imaging in Radiography focuses on the area of Computed Tomography (CT) in the Radiological Sciences. Didactic instruction prepares the technologist to work in the area of CT in the healthcare setting and to sit for the Advanced Board Exams given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This certificate is offered for technologists who are currently registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography and by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board in Nuclear Medicine, or students who have completed one year (must have summer clinical complete) and are currently enrolled in an accredited radiography, or nuclear medicine program, or by consent of the instructor. The core curriculum courses are intended to provide the student with an overall knowledge of advanced patient care and sectional anatomy. The CT option focuses on the physics, instrumentation and imaging techniques of this modality.
*There are no clinical components included with this certificate. To be eligible for Advanced Board Exams given by the ARRT you must also meet specific clinical requirements. See www.arrt.org for specific details.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition
Employment of CT Radiologic Technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions that require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses.
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
Although these courses are organized in a hierarchical pattern, depending on the entry-level knowledge and the needs of the student, they may be taken out of sequence with consent of the instructor.
IMG 230 Sectional Anatomy for Advanced Medical Imaging (3 credit hours)
IMG 250 Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation (3 credit hours)
IMG 240 Pathology for Advanced Medical Imaging Modalities (3 credit hours)
IMG 260 Computed Tomography Imaging Procedures (3 credit hours)
IMG 230 Sectional Anatomy for Advanced Medical Imaging
Provides content on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (CT/MRI) procedures including patient care, image
acquisition, and cross sectional anatomy.
IMG 240 Pathology for Advanced Medical Imaging Modalities
Examines diseases commonly diagnosable via computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Examines
the disease or trauma process from its description, etiology, associated symptoms, and diagnosis with appearance on CT and /or
IMG 250 Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation
Explores the physical principles and instrumentation involved in computed tomography (CT). Examines the history and evolution
of CT, physics of radiation, and CT. Includes the study of configuration, collimation, functions, processing and quality of CT systems.
IMG 260 Computed Tomography Imaging Procedures
Examines the procedures, positioning, and equipment involved in computed tomography (CT) imaging.
*Please note that either of the courses will qualify for 48 hours of ARRT Continuing Education Units (CEU) for students
earning a course grade of “C” or greater.