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Computed Tomography Certification Exam Preparatory Course

Course description

Mayo School of Health Sciences at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., offers a three-credit online didactic course in computed tomography (CT). This course covers the fundamentals of CT imaging and is appropriate for new and veteran technologists as review for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) CT certification examination.

To be eligible for the ARRT CT certification examination, clinical competencies must be documented. To review CT examination eligibility requirements, visit the ARRT website. All course content is in English.

The Computed Tomography Certification Exam Preparatory Course focuses on three major content areas: patient care and safety, imaging procedures, and physics and instrumentation. This is a self-paced online course utilizing a case study-based model of instruction. This dynamic model of instruction focuses on applied use of knowledge to demonstrate mastery of content. The learner progresses through each case by completing a series of tasks.

Course schedule

The Computed Tomography Certification Exam Preparatory Course is delivered completely online and is designed to be self-directed and self-paced so each learner can progress at his or her own pace. The course is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The course remains accessible for four months from the start date, providing ample time for each learner to complete the course.

Dedicating six hours a week should be sufficient time to complete one case study a week. This course contains nine case studies. Upon completion of the case studies, simulated certification exams are used to identify content areas that should be reviewed.

Accreditation

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Course goals

  • Apply knowledge of patient care and safety as they relate to CT in order to achieve a passing score on the board exam
  • Apply knowledge of imaging procedures as they relate to CT in order to achieve a passing score on the board exam
  • Apply knowledge of physics and instrumentation as they relate to CT in order to achieve a passing score on the board exam
  • Jan 20, 2014
  • ART510071