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Continuing Education Courses

The Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging (SOMI) offers continuing education courses that meet ASRT guidelines for Category “A” Continuing Education Credits. The school offers Continuing Education options for Computed Tomography (CT), Vascular Interventional (VI), Mammography (M), and Bone Densitometry (BD). These offerings are available to registered technologists for a fee.

Workshops and seminars are offered periodically for Technologists to earn ARRT continuing education credits. These offerings will be available for a fee.

For more information/admissions questions, please contact:
BSR-SOMI Admissions bsr-somiadmissions_@bsmcon.edu

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Programs

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  • Computed Tomography

    Program Information 

    The CT program is a 16-week course that includes both classroom and clinical components. The classroom portion occurs one evening a week (Thursdays); hours are 5:30pm–7:30pm. Clinical time is offered in a module format. There are 250 hours per module: options available are days, evenings, and weekends; there is a two day a week minimum requirement for clinical. Clinical experience is geared to provide an opportunity to earn competencies for ARRT advanced modality certification (there is no guarantee of completion of all ARRT requirements. Competency completion is heavily dependent upon clinical volume and intern motivation). The program is designed to instruct technologists on theory and processes used in CT. Applicants are required to have completed a cross-sectional anatomy course prior to admission or may concurrently enroll in the SOMI on-line cross-sectional anatomy course. Program space is limited. There are no clinical only options available.

    All topics covered follow ARRT content specifications:

    • Patient Care and Safety 
    • Imaging Procedures 
    • Physics and Instrumentation

    Costs

    • Application fee: $10.00
    • Program: $900.00 (class & clinical)
    • Classroom course: $450.00 (classroom only is available)
    • Clinic: $450.00
    • Book: ~$100.00 (estimated)
    • Background Check: $52.00
    • Uniform: ~$100.00 (estimated)
    • Health Screening: $95.00 or $300.00

    Prerequisites

    • Cross-sectional anatomy course

    Admissions Requirements
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below. Select appropriate program on application. Admission is not guaranteed.
    2. Submit $10.00 application fee. (Check or money order only)
    3. Applicants are invited to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Await further instructions for interview date.
    4. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application.
    5. Competency completion is heavily dependent upon clinical volume and intern motivation.
    6. Candidates must meet all Program Clinical Requirements.

    Application Deadline Start Date
    August 5, 2016 October 13, 2016
    January 6, 2017 April 6, 2017
  • Cross Section Anatomy (ONLINE-open enrollment)

    An 8-week online course designed to provide basic cross-sectional anatomy interpretation skills for axial, sagittal, and coronal imaging and allow participants to demonstrate competence of general anatomy. The course will also assist with association of two- and three-dimensional anatomy relationships as well as strengthen independent study.

    Topics include

    • Basic cross-sectional anatomy interpretation skills
    • Review of general anatomy
    • Associate 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional anatomy relationships
    • Strengthen independent study skills

    This course is a prerequisite for Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging courses.

    Cost: $250

  • Vascular Interventional (VI)

    Program Information 

    The Vascular Interventional program is six months in length and includes classroom and clinical components. The program is designed to instruct technologists on theory and processes used in VI. Clinical hours are M, T, W and F, 8:00am–4:30pm, and the classroom portion is one evening a week (Wednesdays); hours are 5:30pm–7:30pm. Program space is limited.

    All topics covered follow ARRT content specifications
    Equipment and Instrumentation
    Advanced Patient Care
    Vascular Interventional Procedures

    Classes are held depending on volume of applicants. Please contact the Continuing Education Coordinator if interested. Jessica Hutchings, Continuing Education Coordinator Email: jessica_hutchings@bshsi.org Phone: 804-627-5374

  • Mammography

    Program Information
    The mammography program is a 16-week course that includes both the didactic and clinical component. The classroom portion occurs one evening a week (Tuesdays); hours are 5:30pm-7:30pm. Clinical time is offered in a module format. There are 250 hours per module: options available are days, very minimal Saturday options available; there is a two day a week minimum requirement for clinical. Clinical experience is geared to provide an opportunity to earn competencies for ARRT advanced modality certification (there is no guarantee of completion of all ARRT requirements. Competency completion is heavily dependent upon clinical volume and intern motivation). The program is designed to meet the MQSA requirements as well as ARRT CE requirements. This program does include performance of the minimum 25 examinations under direct supervision. Program space is limited. Classroom only and clinic only options are available.

    All topics covered follow ARRT content specifications

    • Patient Factors
    • Instrumentation
    • Breast Imaging Procedures

    Costs

    • Application fee: $10.00
    • Program: $900.00
    • Classroom course: $450.00
    • Clinical component: $450.00
    • Clinical only: $650
    • Book: ~$100.00 (estimated)
    • Background Check: $52.00
    • Uniform: ~$100.00 (estimated)
    • Health Screening: $95 or $300

    Admission Requirements
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below. Select appropriate program on application. Admission is not guaranteed.
    2. Submit $10.00 application fee. (Check or money order only)
    3. Applicants are invited to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Await further instructions for interview date.
    4. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application.
    5. Competency completion is heavily dependent upon clinical volume and intern motivation.
    6. Candidates must meet all Program Clinical Requirements.

    Application Deadline Start Date
    January 16, 2017 April 4, 2017
  • Workshops/Seminars

  • Mammography Workshop

    Mammography workshop format is over a 4-day period, minimum of 6 hours a day; Wednesday through Saturday, times may vary slightly. Saturday includes positioning training with a model. The workshop is designed to meet the MQSA requirements for the following areas: breast anatomy, physiology, positioning, compression, quality assurance/quality control techniques, and implant imaging. This workshop does not include the performance of the minimum 25 examinations under direct supervision. Individuals must obtain the clinical exams as required by the FDA MQSA requirements on their own.

    ARRT Content Specifications topics include:

    • Patient factors
    • Instrumentation
    • Breast Imaging Procedures

    Workshop Cost: $550.00

    Application Deadline Start Date
    October 14, 2016 October 19, 2016

    Classes are held depending on volume of applicants. Please contact the Continuing Education Coordinator if interested. Jessica Hutchings, Continuing Education Coordinator Email: jessica_hutchings@bshsi.org

  • Bone Densitometry Seminar

    A 7-hour weekend seminar for Imaging Professionals. The seminar is designed to cover all ARRT content Specifications. This seminar does not include clinical exams as required by the ARRT and may not meet criteria established by State Board of Medicine.

    ARRT Content Specifications topics include:

    • Patient Factors
    • Instrumentation
    • DXA procedures

    Seminar cost: $150

    Application Deadline Start Date
    August 12, 2016 August 13, 2016
  • Program Clinical Requirements

    1. Candidates applying for a PROGRAM must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment:

    • ARRT(R) Radiology
    • ARRT(T) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB

    2. Successfully complete a physical, including immunization verification, background check, and a drug-screen as required by Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

    3. Purchase approved School uniforms through New Clients:

    4. Meet Minimum Physical Standards (Essential Functions)

    5. Complete all required Bon Secours Health System HealthStream modules prior to entrance into clinical.

    6. Must be CPR certified prior to clinical start date.

    Minimum Physical Standards (Essential Functions)

    Accepted applicants are required to sign a form stating that they can meet the following standards.The following physical requirements must be met by students/interns entering a program.

    • Hearing: Adequate to receive verbal communication from patients needing assistance and from members of the health care team.
    • Communication Skills: (speech, reading, writing) Must be able to communicate clearly to patients, fellow students, faculty and all members of the health care team.
    • Vision: Requires eye sight correctable to 20/20 to operate radiographic equipment and read information from printed sources and computer screens. Visual acuity is also required for the observation necessary for patient assessment, care and management.
    • Gross and fine motor coordination: requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination for operation of radiographic equipment.
    • Other: Requires frequent lifting and carrying items weighing 50 pounds unassisted. Requires frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular clinical day.

    Clinical Fee Schedule

     

    Application Fee

    $10

    Application fee is for all programs.

    Health Screening

    $95

    Is for individuals with complete immunization records and required immunities. Includes evaluation of immunization records, TB testing, Drug Screening, Health Assessment, Fit-testing.

    Health Screening

    $300

    Fee is for individuals with incomplete vaccination records or incomplete immunity (rubella, rubeola, mumps, varicella, hepatitis B). Health Screening Fee includes record review, antibody testing, booster immunization if indicated, drug screening, physical exam, fit-testing for masks, TB Testing.

    Background Check

    $52

    CastleBranch: Includes background check, child protective services and nationwide sex offender public registry search.

    School Approved Uniforms

    ~$100

    Uniforms are purchased for clinical only through New Clients. bonsecoursuniforms.org You will receive login information once enrolled.

    Mammography Clinic ONLY

    $650

    250 hours of clinical education in Mammography. Technologists that have had didactic mammography training somewhere other than the School of Medical Imaging may be eligible for mammography clinicals. The School of Medical Imaging must approve the course prior to acceptance. Space is limited and subject to availability.

    Bone Densitometry

    $500

    250 hours of clinical education in Bone Densitometry. This option is available for technologists that have completed a Bone Densitometry seminar through Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital School of Medical Imaging.

    Contact Information

    ATTN: Jessica Hutchings, Continuing Education Coordinator
    Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging
    8550 Magellan Parkway, Suite 700
    Richmond, VA 23227
    804-627-5374

     

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