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CT & MRI Certificates

Students ARRT certified in Radiologic Technology may continue on for certificates in Computed Tomography (CT) and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Note: The following content is subject to change. Contact the Health Professions office before finalizing your schedule.


Computed Tomography
Certificate Program
Minimum graduation requirements — 12 semester hours
The Computed Tomography Certificate Program offers advanced training for radiologic technologists. Upon completion of the certificate, graduates will be prepared to take the national ARRT certification exam.
Program Notes:
  • Contact Tammy Cox at tcox@parkland.edu for more information regarding admission, progression, and graduation.
  • Clinical sites must be approved before enrolling in XCT215.  Clinical sites must be Joint Commission accredited and the clinical mentor must be an ARRT certified technologist in CT.
  • XCT 212 and XCT 214 qualify for both CT and MRI certificates. Students taking those courses for the CT certificate who then pursue the MRI certificate within five years will not need to repeat the courses.
  • Students are required to keep a 2.0 minimum GPA and a C or higher in all XCT courses.
  • XCT 210, XCT 212, and XCT 214 are 8-week accelerated online courses.
Suggested Sequence
Summer-1st semester: XCT 215
Fall-2nd semester: XCT 210
Spring-3rd semester: XCT 212 (first 8 weeks), XCT 214 (second 8 weeks)

Required Program Courses (credit hours)
XCT 210    CT Imaging (3)
XCT 212    Sectional Pathology (3)
XCT 214    Patient Care (3)
XCT 215    CT Clinical (3)
Total Semester Credit Hours (12)

Course Descriptions
 XCT 210 Computed Tomography Imaging 3-0-3
History, physics, and system operational components of computed tomography imaging. Image acqusition, display, reconstruction, and quality control. Prerequisite: ARRT primary certification or concurrent enrollment in XRA 213, XRA 214, and XRA 232. Su
XCT 212 Sectional Pathology 3-0-3
Sectional imaging procedures and pathology commonly found in CT and MRI. Online course. Prerequisites: ARRT primary certification and XCT 210. F, S
XCT 214 Patient Care 3-0-3
Patient care for CT and MRI imaging, pharmacological classification, documentation, and administration of contrast agents and related drug administration. Prerequisites: ARRT primary certification, XCT 210 or XMR 211, and XCT 212. F
XCT 215 CT Clinical 0-20-3
Students will perform CT imaging procedures based on previous coursework and clinical objectives. Prerequisite: ARRT primary certification. S
 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Certificate Program
Minimum graduation requirements — 15 semester hours
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate Program offers advanced training for radiologic technologists. Upon completion of the certificate, graduates will be prepared to take the national ARRT certification exam.
Program Notes:
  • This is a selective admissions program — applicants must be ARRT certified in Radiologic Technology.  Contact Tammy Cox at tcox@parkland.edu for more information regarding admission, progression, and graduation.
  • Clinical sites must be approved before enrolling into XMR 217. Clinical sites must be Joint Commission accredited and the clinical mentor must be an ARRT certified technologist in MRI.
  • XCT 212 and XCT 214 qualify for both CT and MRI certificates. Students taking those courses for the MRI certificate who then pursue the CT certificate within five years will not need to repeat the courses.
  • Students are required to keep a 2.0 minimum GPA and a C or higher in all XMR and XCT courses.
  • XMR 211, XCT 212, and XCT 214 are 8-week accelerated online courses.

Suggested Sequence
Summer-1st semester: XMR 211
Fall-2nd semester: XMR 217
Spring-3rd semester: XCT 212 (first 8 weeks), XCT 214 (second 8 weeks)

Required Program Courses (credit hours)   
XMR 211    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (3)
XCT  212    Sectional Pathology (3)
XCT  214    Patient Care (3)
XMR 217    MRI Clinical (6)
Total Semester Credit Hours (15)

Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions
XMR 211 Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3-0-3
MRI imaging history, physics, and system operational components. Image acquisition, display, reconstruction, and quality control. Online course. Prerequisite: ARRT primary certification.  Su
XMR 217 MRI Clinical 0-40-6
Students will perform MRI imaging procedures based on previous coursework and clinical objectives. Prerequisite: ARRT primary certification.  S
XCT 212 Sectional Pathology 3-0-3
Sectional imaging procedures and pathology commonly found in CT and MRI. Online course. Prerequisites: ARRT primary certification and XCT 210.  F, S
XCT 214 Patient Care 3-0-3
Patient care for CT and MRI imaging, pharmacological classification, documentation, and administration of contrast agents and related drug administration. Online course. Prerequisites: ARRT primary certification, XCT 210 or XMR 211, and XCT 212. F
 

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