Medical Imaging

Diagnostic medical imaging utilizes several different technologies to visualize the human body for the purpose of diagnosis and analysis of medical problems.

About the Program

The certificate programs in Computerized Tomography (CT), Mammography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at Columbia Basin College (CBC) build on the foundational knowledge of the Radiologic Technology degree and prepare registered technologists for exciting careers in advanced imaging.

The advanced certificate programs in Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Mammography, are designed to address competency development required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for the advanced level certification exams in their respective modalities. In addition to clinical competency, academic coursework is offered to prepare the student for the exam administered by the ARRT. Coursework includes sectional anatomy, physics and instrumentation. Additional clinical work beyond the allotted clinical assignments may be needed to satisfy the minimum number of exams necessary to qualify for the ARRT advanced level exams. The programs are designed for certified technologists registered by the ARRT in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy to receive additional training and qualification to prepare them for advanced certification. Applicants must have graduated from accredited programs as currently recognized by the ARRT.

Please print Request for Advanced Modalities, fill it out and deliver in person to Columbia Basin College Health Science Center in Richland, Washington with the required documents to be eligible for the advanced modalities.

Eligibility requirements for Computed Tomography (CT):

  • Currently licensed RT(R) or/Current 2nd year CBC Radiologic Technology student (min GPA req. 2.5)
  • Additional clinical work beyond the allotted clinical assignments may be needed to satisfy the minimum number of exams necessary to qualify for the ARRT advance level exams.

The Computed Tomography certificate program is designed to address competency development required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for the advanced level certification exam in Computed Tomography. In addition to clinical competency, academic coursework is offered to prepare the student for the exam administered by the ARRT. Coursework includes sectional anatomy, physics, and instrumentation of CT scanning machines.

Additional work experience may be needed to satisfy the minimum number of exams necessary to qualify for the ARRT advanced level exam in CT. The program is designed for certified technologists registered by the ARRT in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy. Applicants must have graduated from accredited programs as currently recognized by ARRT.

 

Eligibility requirements for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):

  • Currently certified and registered with the ARRT in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy, or Sonography, or holding a current certification from the ARDMS or NMTCB
  • Current 2nd year CBC Radiologic Technology students in good standing may take IMAGE 250, and IMAGE281 but will not be able to progress to IMAGE 271 (Clinical) until receiving their licensure in Radiography.
  • Additional clinical work beyond the allotted clinical assignments may be needed to satisfy the minimum number of exams necessary to qualify for the ARRT advance level exams.

The MRI certificate program is designed to address competency development required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for the advanced level certification exam in MRI. In addition to clinical competency, academic coursework is offered to prepare the student for the exam administered by the ARRT. Coursework includes sectional anatomy, physics and instrumentation of MRI scanning machines. Additional work experience may be needed to satisfy the minimum number of exams necessary to qualify for the ARRT advanced level exam in MRI. The program is designed for certified technologists registered by the ARRT in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy. Applicants must have graduated from accredited programs as currently recognized by ARRT.

Eligibility requirements for Mammography:

  • A student must already be certified and registered with ARRT in radiography. Technologists who are eligible for the summer quarter will register for the IMAGE225 mammography and IMAGE229 Mammography clinical 
  • Additional clinical work beyond the allotted clinical assignments may be needed to satisfy the minimum number of exams necessary to qualify for the ARRT advance level exams.

The Mammography short-term certificate program is designed to prepare radiologic technologists certified by the ARRT in radiography [R.T. (R)] in the specialized emerging area of mammography. Lecture, lab and academic coursework are offered to prepare students for the advanced level certification exam offered by the ARRT in Mammography. Students may need additional work experience to satisfy the minimum number of exams to be accomplished under supervision to qualify for the exam.

Medical Imaging Technology plays an important role in today’s health care industry and workers with the skills to perform diagnostic imaging are in high demand. Medical Imaging professionals can work in many other places besides hospitals:

  • Physician’s offices
  • Diagnositic imaging centers
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Medical sales

 

 

contact

  • Email:hsc@columbiabasin.edu

  • Phone:509-544-8300

  • Address:891 Northgate Dr., Richland, WA 99352Second Floor

  • Office Hours:Monday to Thursday: 7 am to 4:30 pmFriday: 7 am to noon

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