Advanced Imaging Modalities
Choose from one of the paths below:
Computed Tomography Program
The Computed Tomography Program provides the registered radiologic technologist with advanced health professions work-based instruction that helps students acquire new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, and gain experience managing the workflow. In this program, practical experience is taught in tandem with theory. The Computed Tomography Program provides students with the skills needed to prepare for the post primary examination offered by ARRT.
The Mammography Program is designed to prepare the registered radiologic technologist to enter the advanced field of mammography. This program provides the training, knowledge and skills needed to prepare for the mammography post primary examination offered by ARRT as well as entry-level employment in mammography.
A mammographer uses specialized x-ray equipment to obtain diagnostic breast images and breast tissue biopsies. This specialized technologist is crucial in the diagnosis of breast tissue abnormalities in both men and women. Students will learn to position patients and manipulate equipment to provide quality images. Furthermore, students will develop an understanding of anatomy, pathology, communication skills and specialty equipment.
The mammography course is offered each spring and fall semester. The entire course length is sixteen weeks with Lecture and Laboratory offered the first eight weeks as evening classes. Clinical rotations are offered the second eight weeks as day time rotation, averaging 20 hours a week.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program teaches the general principles for operating magnetic resonance imaging equipment for the ARRT registered technologist. The program focuses on building a sound understanding of the scientific theory and routine clinical practice of magnetic resonance imaging. The MRI Program also emphasizes the fundamental principle of magnetism and interaction of living matter with magnetic fields, as well as introduces the concepts and scientific principles employed in magnetic resonance imaging. The MRI Program provides the registered ARRT technologist with the skills needed to prepare for the post primary examination offered by ARRT.