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Certificate of Achievement Medical Dosimetry

Brief Description

This program is designed for radiation therapists who want to specialize in the planning of optimal radiation treatment techniques and dose calculations in collaboration with the medical physicist and radiation oncologist. This option is for people who already hold a National Certification in radiation therapy.

2014-15

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
Prerequisite Requirements
National Certification in Radiation Therapy N/A
MATH& 141 Precalculus I N/A
RADON 127 Sectional Anatomy  N/A
Medical Dosimetry Requirements
DOSM 301 Current Topics in Medical Dosimetry 3
DOSM 315 Physics for Medical Dosimetry I 5
DOSM 321 Radiation Treatment Planning I 5
DOSM 322 Radiation Treatment Planning II 5
DOSM 331 Dosimetry of Electron Beam Therapy 3
DOSM 400 Treatment Planning System Lab 2
DOSM 401 Clinical Education I 8
DOSM 402 Clinical Education II 8
DOSM 403 Clinical Education III 8
DOSM 404 Clinical Education IV 8
DOSM 405 Clinical Education V 8
DOSM 406 Clinical Education VI 5
DOSM 442 Brachytherapy for Medical Dosimetrists 4
DOSM 443 Quality Assurance for Medical Dosimetry 3
DOSM 475 Concept Integration Case Studies 3
RAIT 312 or
BIOL 312
Biology of Cancer 5
Grand Total    83

2013-14

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
Prerequisite Requirements
National Certification in Radiation Therapy N/A
MATH& 141 Precalculus I N/A
RADON 127 Sectional Anatomy  N/A
Medical Dosimetry Requirements
DOSM 301 Current Topics in Medical Dosimetry 3
DOSM 315 Physics for Medical Dosimetry I 5
DOSM 321 Radiation Treatment Planning I 5
DOSM 322 Radiation Treatment Planning II 5
DOSM 331 Dosimetry of Electron Beam Therapy 3
DOSM 401 Clinical Education I 8
DOSM 402 Clinical Education II 8
DOSM 403 Clinical Education III 8
DOSM 415 Physics for Medical Dosimetry II 5
OR A 5 credit course towards the BAS Degree
DOSM 442 Brachytherapy for Medical Dosimetrists 4
DOSM 443 Quality Assurance for Medical Dosimetry 3
DOSM 475 Concept Integration Case Studies 3
RAIT 312 or
BIOL 312
Biology of Cancer 5
Grand Total    65

Certificate of Achievement Radiologist Assistant

Brief Description

The certificate in Radiologist Assistant is for those seeking advance certification as a radiologist assistant. This option is for people who already hold a bachelor's degree and do not wish to complete a bachelor degree program.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Function as a radiologist assistant in a hospital or imaging center
  • Have the required education to pass a national certification exam
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued competency through lifelong learning
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the physical, cultural, and emotional needs of patients through effective communication, competent patient assessment, continuous patient monitoring, and advanced patient care skills

Completion Worksheet

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Admission Prerequisite Requirements
Bachelor Degree
National certification in radiologic technology
ENG& 101 English Composition I
BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Humanities From AAS-T transfer list
Social Science From AAS-T transfer list
Radiologist Assistant Certificate Requirements
Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
RADA 306 Patient Care and Assessment I 3
RADA 308 Patient Care and Assessment II 3
RADA 311 Imaging Procedures I 4
RADA 312 Imaging Procedures II 4
RADA 313 Imaging Procedures III 3
RADA 314 Imaging Procedures IV 3
RADA 321 Radiation Assistant Observation I 1
RADA 322 Radiation Assistant Observation II 1
RADA 323 Radiation Assistant Observation III 1
RADA 324 Radiation Assistant Observation IV 1
RADA 330 Physics of Imaging 2
RADA 335 Radiation Biology and Safety 2
RADA 375 Pharmacology 3
RADA 411 Clinical Internship I 10
RADA 412 Clinical Internship II 10
RADA 413 Clinical Internship III 10
RADA 414 Clinical Internship IV 11
RADA 421 Case Study/Capstone I 2
RADA 422 Case Study/Capstone II 2
RADA 423 Case Study/Capstone III 2
RADA 424 Case Study/Capstone IV 2
RAIT 301 Sectional Anatomy 3
RAID 302 Body Pathophysiology 3
RAIT 303 Neuropathophysiology 3
Grand Total    89

Certificate of Accomplishment Positron Emission Tomography

Brief Description

This program is designed for persons with certification as radiologic or radiation therapy technologists, who wish to take the certification exam in positron emission tomography (PET). It may also be appropriate for some nuclear medicine technologists. The certificate includes 12 classroom credits and 12 credits of clinical practicum in PET.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Discuss the composition, operation, and evaluation of a PET tomograph.
  • Describe the standardized uptake value, its uses in clinical PET, and factors affecting it.
  • Discuss mechanisms and issues related to the production of PET radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Outline important concepts of nuclear medicine physics and their application to radiation protection in PET
  • Identify patient preparation and imaging protocols for oncologic, cardiac, and neurologic applications of PET, including the use of interventional pharmaceuticals.
  • Evaluate PET and PET/CT images with regard to clinical needs, image quality, and artifacts.
  • Discuss reimbursement issues related to PET.
  • Analyze case studies and emergency situations in the context of PET.
  • Discuss the benefits generated by combining PET tomographs with computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging.

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
RAIT 301 Sectional Anatomy 3
RAIT 358 Principles of Nuclear Medicine Physics 3
RAIT 359 Basics of Positron Emission Tomography 3
RAIT 360 Advanced Positron Emission Tomography 3
RAIT 361 Clinical Practicum Positron Emission Tomography 12
Total   24

Certificate of Accomplishment CT Imaging

Brief Description

The certificate in CT Imaging formally prepares the Radiologic Technologist to work in a Computed Tomography Imaging lab and to sit for advanced certification in this imaging specialty.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Have completed required clinical competencies as identified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Identify pertinent anatomy on images in all of the various planes
  • Relate pertinent pathology to appropriate scan protocols
  • Evaluate CT images as related to the exam requested and the pertinent clinical information
  • Manipulate CT instrumentation to produce the desired image results.
  • Adjust CT image protocols as necessary
  • Demonstrate communication skills that create a positive clinical environment for the patient
  • Demonstrate proper application of safety standards in the clinical environment

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
RAIT 301 Sectional Anatomy 3
RAIT 302 Body Pathophysiology 3
RAIT 303 Neuropathophysiology 3
RAIT 310 Computed Tomography Instrumentation & Procedures 3
RAIT 311 Clinical Practicum in Computed Tomography 12
RAIT 401 Advanced Sectional Anatomy 2
Total   26

Certificate of Accomplishment Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Brief Description

The certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) formally prepares the Radiologic Technologist to work in an MRI lab and to sit for advanced certification in this imaging specialty.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Have completed required clinical competencies as identified by the America Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Identify pertinent anatomy on images in all of the various planes
  • Relate pertinent pathology to appropriate scan protocols
  • Evaluate MR images as related to the exam requested and the pertinent clinical information
  • Manipulate MR instrumentation to produce the desired image results.
  • Adjust MR image protocols as necessary.
  • Demonstrate communication skills that create a positive clinical environment for the patient.
  • Demonstrate proper application of safety standards in the clinical environment.

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
RAIT 301 Sectional Anatomy 3
RAIT 302 Body Pathophysiology 3
RAIT 303 Neuropathophysiology 3
RAIT 315 Magnetic Resonance Instrumentation & Procedures 3
RAIT 316 Clinical Practicum in Magnetic Resonance Imaging 12
RAIT 401 Advanced Sectional Anatomy 2
Total   26

Certificate of Accomplishment Vascular Interventional Program

Brief Description

The certificate in Vascular Interventional Program formally prepares the Radiologic Technologist to work in a vascular interventional lab and to sit for advanced certification in this imaging specialty.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Have completed required clinical competencies as identified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Identify pertinent anatomy on images
  • Relate pertinent pathology to appropriate procedure protocols
  • Evaluate images as related to the exam requested and the pertinent clinical information.
  • Manipulate instrumentation to produce the desired image results
  • Adjust image protocols as necessary
  • Demonstrate communication skills that create a positive clinical environment for the patient.
  • Demonstrate proper application of safety standards in the clinical environment

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
RAIT 301 Sectional Anatomy 3
RAIT 302 Body Pathophysiology 3
RAIT 303 Neuropathophysiology 3
RAIT 320 Interventional Procedures 3
RAIT 321 Vascular Interventional Clinical 12
Total   24

Certificate of Completion Breast Ultrasound

Brief Description

The Breast Ultrasound certificate is a three-quarter certificate program for certified Mammographers wishing to expand their job skills to include breast ultrasound scanning. Satisfactory completion of the program courses partially fulfills the eligibility requirements for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography certification examination in breast ultrasound.

2014-15

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
RAIT 326 Ultrasound Physics for Mammographers 3
RAIT 327 Breast Ultrasound for Mammographers 3
RAIT 328 Ultrasound Equipment/Knobology for Mammographers 2
Total   8

2013-14

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
DUTEC 250 Ultrasound Physics for Mammographers 3
DUTEC 251 Breast Ultrasound for Mammographers 3
DUTEC 252 Ultrasound Equipment/Knobology for Mammographers 2
Total   8

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