Computed Tomography Certificate
The five-credit Computed Tomography certificate fulfills the new American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification requirements and is available to registered and licensed radiologic technologists and current Missoula College radiology students.
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has agreed to work with employers to set up an apprenticeship model for qualified candidates to complete their clinical competences. Employers may sponsor the certification of current radiologic technologists to ensure compliance with the new ARRT Certification requirements. For technologists who are not employed by the institution, the apprenticeship agreement would codify a probationary period, incremental wage increases, a requirement to pass the certification exam, and a requirement to work for an agreed-upon amount of time once the training is complete.
For more information, please call:
Maryann Dunbar - Administrative Assistant, Health Professions - 406-243-7868
Anne Delaney - Program Director, Radiologic Technology - 406-243-7809
Technical Certificate - Computed Tomography
Catalog Year: 2016-2017
Degree Specific Credits: 6
Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0
Certificate in Computed Tomography
Rule: All courses required
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AHXR 274 - Cross Sectional Anatomy
Course offered on line each semester. Students must be ARRT certified with a current state license to register for the CT courses. This course will cover information specific to ARRT guidelines in preparation for the Computed Tomography Exam. The regions of the body to be included are: Head, Neck, Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis and Musculoskeletal. Within each of these categories, focus will be placed on these relevant factors. Sectional Anatomy (axial, sagittal and coronal planes), Contrast Media (types, contraindications, administration), Imaging Processes (scout acquisition and methods, parameter selection, protocol modification) and Special Procedures (Reformatting, 3-D rendering, biopsies/drains, screening).
AHXR 275 - Physics and Instrumentation
Course offered on line each semester. Students must be ARRT certified with a current state license to register for the CT courses. This course will cover information specific to ARRT guidelines in preparation for the Computed Tomography Exam. The course will be broken down in to the following sections: Patient Assessment and Preparation (to include patient history, screening, and consent. Immobilization, patient monitoring, accessory medical devices, lab values and medications/dosage). Contrast Administration (to include contrast media types, considerations, administration and dosage, venipuncture, injection techniques, post-procedure care and adverse reactions). Radiation Safety and Dosimetry (to include technical factors, protection and shielding, dose measurement and dose reduction/optimization).
|Minimum Required Grade: C-||6 Total Credits Required|