Certificate Programs in Advanced Imaging

ABOUT THE PROFESSION

Some radiographers specialize in computed tomography (CT), and are sometimes referred to as CT technologists. CT scans produce a substantial amount of cross-sectional images of an area of the body. From those cross-sectional images, a three-dimensional image is made.

Radiographers also can specialize in Magnetic Resonance Imaging as an MR technologist. MR uses non-ionizing radio frequency to produce multiple cross-sectional images to create a 3-dimensional image.

Cardiovascular technologists assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac (heart) and peripheral vascular (blood vessel) ailments.

For more information about careers in advanced imaging, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

ABOUT THE CERTIFICATES

Advanced imaging is a specialized field in radiologic technology that includes computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), vascular interventional technology (VIT), and cardiovascular interventional technology (CIT).

Students entering Kettering College as graduates of either an associate's degree or certificate program in radiologic technology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, or diagnostic medical sonography may continue their education with several certificate programs. Certificate programs in CT, MRI, vascular interventional technology, or cardiovascular interventional technology are offered as one-semester courses of study. These may be taken individually or as paired programs that may lead to bachelor's degree completion in advanced imaging.

All advanced imaging programs require practicum experience in the semester in which the clinical aspects courses are taught. Each student will be evaluated on classroom and practicum experiences. Completion of the clinical portions of these certificates is competency-based. To pass each clinical course, the student must complete all competencies required by the ARRT. See course syllabus for details.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

The advanced imaging programs prepare the students for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' post-primary certification examinations in CT, MRI, VIT, and CIT. Didactic and clinical courses help prepare but cannot guarantee eligibility for these examinations. For more information on the eligibility requirements, refer to the ARRT Web site.

APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATION

Kettering College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, approved by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), and authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents.