Special Medical Imaging RAT.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 13 - 25 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Radiologic Technology

What is "Special Medical Imaging"?

The short term certificate in special medical imaging is designed to provide radiographers certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) with didactic and clinical education in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Mammography. Didactic courses focus on current CT, MRI and Mammography principles while clinical courses provide students with real-life experience and development of hands-on skills needed to pursue employment opportunities in CT, MRI and Mammography.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate competence in the delivery of clinical practice with entry-level skills in Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Mammography.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical attitudes and behaviors.

Career Opportunities

Completion of this short-term certificate program can lead to employment in comprehensive hospitals, suburban or rural outpatient centers or physician offices as Computed Tomography Technologists, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists and Mammographers.

Credentials

Graduates of this short-term certificate program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' (ARRT) examination. Successful completion of the ARRT certification exam is a requirement for employment in Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Mammography in most institutions. Applicants for the ARRT are required to comply with state and federal laws. A pre-application may be made to ARRT in order to obtain a ruling regarding eligibility for the examination. Students with specific questions about legal issues are encouraged to contact the ARRT directly or review the ethics section of their website at www.arrt.org. Licensure is also required in Ohio for CT Technologists and Mammographers.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
RAT 2640 Computed Tomography Practicum 1 - 4
RAT 2641 Principles of Computed Tomography 2
RAT 2643 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2
RAT 2644 Applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2
RAT 2645 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practicum 1 - 4
RAT 2647 Principles of Mammography 3
RAT 2649 Mammography Practicum 2 - 8
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