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The Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging provides continuing education classes that meet ASRT guidelines for Category “A” Continuing Education Credits. The school offers courses, programs, workshops and seminars that are held days, evenings and weekends throughout the year on current topics pertinent to your professional development. These presentations are open to ARRT registered technologists for a fee. For more information, call (804) 627-5408.

* Individuals must be registered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or hold a comparable credential for enrollment.

Two Tracks:
Advanced practice: If you are a Registered Technologist Looking for advancement in the Medical Imaging profession, please click on specific program in the advanced practice track below.

CE Track: If you are a Registered Technologist looking for continuing education credits only, please click on specific course, workshop, or seminar in the CE track below.

Advanced Practice

  • VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL PROGRAM

    The vascular Interventional program is divided into 2 twelve week sessions, a total of six months in length and includes both courses and clinical. 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; the class meets one evening a week (Wednesdays); hours are 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

    Topics include:
    • Advanced Patient Care
    • Equipment
    • Vascular Anatomy
    • Registry Review
    • Protocols

    Program Cost: $1,700:
    Book Cost: Approximately $56.00

    ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:
    1.Submit application by due date outlined below.
    2.Once an application has been received further instructions will be sent to applicant.
    3.Submitting an application for a program does not guarantee admissions. Limited spots are available in the clinical arena.
    4. Candidates are invited to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Await further instructions for interview date.
    5. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application. Candidates applying for VI must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment in the course:
    • ARRT(R) Radiology
    • ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB
    6.Candidates must meet all Program Clinical Requirements

    Application Deadline: April 22, 2015
    Start Date: May 27, 2015

  • COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY PROGRAM

    The CT program is presented in a 16 week course that includes both the course and clinical component. The class meets one evening a week (Thursdays); hours are 5:30pm-7:30pm. The program is designed to instruct technologists on theory and processes used in CT. Space in the CT program are limited.
    *A cross-sectional anatomy course is required prior to admission. Topics include: Topics are related to the content specifications of the ARRT exam in CT.

    Program Cost: $850.00

    Book Cost: Approximately $76.00

    ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below.
    2. Provide documentation of successful completion of a Cross-Sectional Anatomy course, or concurrent enrollment in a cross-sectional anatomy course.
    3. Once an application has been received further instructions will be sent to applicant.
    4. Submitting an application for the program does not guarantee admissions.
    5. Candidates are invited to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Await further instructions for interview date.
    6. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application. Candidates applying for CT must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment in the course:
    • ARRT(R) Radiology
    • ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB
    7. Clinical time is provided as modules (250 hours) and candidates will receive this information once accepted into the program.
    8. Candidates must meet all Program Clinical Requirements

    Application Deadline: April 23, 2015
    Start Date: May 28, 2015 

  • MAMMOGRAPHY PROGRAM

    The mammography program is presented in a 16 week course that includes both the class and clinical component. The class meets one evening a week (Tuesdays); hours are 5:30pm-7:30pm. The program is designed to meet the MQSA requirements for the following areas: breast anatomy, physiology, positioning, compression, quality assurance/quality control techniques and implant imaging. Topics include: Topics are related to the content specifications of the ARRT exam in Mammography.

    Program Cost: $850.00
    Book Cost: Approximately $78.00

    ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below.
    2. Once an application has been received further instructions will be sent to applicant.
    3. Submitting an application for a program does not guarantee admissions.
    4. Candidates are invited to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Await further instructions for interview date.
    5. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application. Candidates applying for mammography must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment in the course:
    • ARRT(R) Radiology
    • ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB
    6. Clinical time is provided as modules (250 hours) and candidates will receive this information once accepted into the program.
    7. Candidates must meet all Program Clinical Requirements

    Application Deadline: April 21, 2015
    Start Date: May 26, 2015

  • CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY (ONLINE)

    An 8 week 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.

    Course Cost: $200.00

    REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Submit application.
    2. Once an application has been received further instructions will be sent to applicant.
    3. Admission to the course is guaranteed: open enrollment.

  • Continuing Education Track

  • VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL COURSE

    The vascular interventional course is divided into 2 twelve week sessions, a total of six months. The course is designed to instruct technologists on theory and processes used in VI. Class meets one evening a week (Wednesdays); hours are 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

    Topics include:
    • Advanced Patient Care
    • Equipment
    • Vascular Anatomy
    • Registry Review
    • Protocols

    Course Cost: 800.00 ($200.00 per course)
    Book Cost: Approximately $56.00.

    REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below.
    2. Once an application has been received further instructions will be sent to applicant.
    3. Admission to the course is guaranteed.
    4. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application. Candidates applying for VI must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment in the course:
    • ARRT(R) Radiology
    • ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB

    Application Deadline: April 22, 2015
    Start Date: May 27, 2015

  • COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY COURSE

    The CT course is presented in a 16 week course. The class is designed to instruct technologists on theory and processes used in CT. Class meets one evening a week (Thursdays), hours are 5:30pm-7:30pm.
    *A cross-sectional anatomy course is required prior to admission. Topics include: Topics are related to the content specifications of the ARRT exam in CT.

    Course Cost: $400.00
    Book Cost: Approximately $76.00

    REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below.
    2. Provide documentation of successful completion of a Cross-Sectional Anatomy course, or concurrent enrollment in a cross-sectional anatomy course.
    3. Admission to the course is guaranteed; minimum enrollment is required.
    4. Once an application has been received further instructions will be sent to applicant.
    5. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application. Candidates applying for CT must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment in the course:
    • ARRT(R) Radiology
    • ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB

    Application Deadline: April, 23,2015 
    Start Date: May 28, 2015

  • MAMMOGRAPHY COURSE

    The mammography course is presented in a 16 week course. The class meets one evening a week (Tuesdays); hours are 5:30pm-7:30pm. The course 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 course 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 or through the clinical option.

    Topics include: Topics are related to the content specifications of the ARRT exam in Mammography.

    Course Cost: $400.00
    Book Cost: Approximately $78.00

    REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below.
    2. Once an application has been received further instructions will be sent to applicant.
    3. Admission to the course is guaranteed; minimum enrollment required.
    4. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application. Candidates applying for mammography must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment in the course:
    • ARRT(R) Radiology
    • ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB
    *The clinical education component is an additional fee, see clinical education information below.

    Application Deadline: April 21, 2015 
    Start Date: May 26, 2015

  • MAMMOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

    Mammography workshop format is over a 4 day period, minimum of 8 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 or through the clinical option.

    Topics include: Topics are related to the content specifications of the ARRT exam in mammography.

    Workshop Cost: $500.00

    REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below.
    2. Once an application has been received further instructions will be sent to applicant.
    3. Admission to the course is guaranteed; minimum enrollment required.
    4. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application. Candidates applying for mammography must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment in the course:
    • ARRT(R) Radiology •
    ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB
    *The clinical education component is an additional fee, see clinical education information below.

    Application Deadline: Sep 14,2105 
    Workshop Dates: Sept. 16 - 19, 2015

  • BONE DENSITOMETRY SEMINAR

    A 7-Hour weekend seminar for Imaging Professionals and does not include clinical exams as required by the ARRT and may not meet criteria established by State Board of Medicine. The seminar is designed to review pertinent topics in Bone Densitometry, not as a sole preparation for the ARRT examination.

    Topics include:
    • Bone Physiology
    • Evaluation and Diagnosis
    • Prevention and Treatment
    • Equipment Operation
    • Scan Analysis
    • Quality Control
    • Anatomy Positioning and Analysis Seminar

    Cost: $99.00

    REQUIREMENTS
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below.
    2. Once an application has been received further instructions will be sent to applicant.
    3. Admission to the course is guaranteed; minimum enrollment required.
    4. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application. Candidates applying for bone densitometry must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment in the course:
    • ARRT(R) Radiology
    • ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB
    *The clinical education component is an additional fee, see clinical education information below.

    Application Deadline: TBA 
    Seminar Date: TBA

  • Clinical Only

  • MAMMOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION

    Clinical education rotations are offered to qualified ARRT registered Imaging Professionals that have completed a Mammography course. This clinical education is designed to gain experience in Mammography and is offered in modules of 250 hours.

    Clinical Cost: $450.00 per 250 hours

    REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below.
    2. Once an application has been received further instructions will be sent to applicant.
    3. Documentation of successful completion of a Mammography course.
    4. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application. Candidates applying for clinical must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment in the course:
    • ARRT(R) Radiology
    • ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB
    5. Successfully complete a physical, including immunization verification, a criminal background check, and a drug-screen as required by the Bon Secours Richmond Health System.
    6. Clinical training is based on first come first serve basis. Clinical site availability is at the discretion of the clinical site.
    7. Candidates must meet all Program Clinical Requirements

  • BONE DENSITOMETRY CLINICAL EDUCATION

    Clinical education rotations are offered to qualified ARRT registered Imaging Professionals that have completed a Bone Densitometry course. This clinical education is designed to gain experience in Bone Densitometry and is offered in modules of 250 hours.

    Clinical Cost: $450.00 per 250 hours

    REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Submit application by due date outlined below.
    2. Once an application has been received further instructions will be sent to applicant.
    3. Documentation of successful completion of a Bone Densitometry course.
    4. A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) is required with application. Candidates applying for clinical must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment in the course:
    • ARRT(R) Radiology
    • ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
    • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB
    5. Successfully complete a physical, including immunization verification, a criminal background check, and a drug-screen as required by the Bon Secours Richmond Health System.
    6. Clinical training is based on first come first serve basis. Clinical site availability is at the discretion of the clinical site.
    7. Candidates must meet all Program Clinical Requirements

  • Other Information

    PROGRAM CLINICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Applicants who wish to enroll in a program that includes the clinical component or in the clinical component for Mammography or Bone Densitometry must satisfy all of the following for acceptance:
    1. Successfully complete a physical, including immunization verification, a criminal background check, and a drug-screen as required by the Bon Secours Richmond Health System.
    2. Purchase approved School uniforms through London Uniforms: 1555N Parham Rd Richmond, VA 23229 804-282-9631 2200 Boulevard Colonial Heights, VA 23834 804-520-8775
    3. Meet Physical Standards (Essential Functions)
    *Participants that are in good standing with the school can enroll in a 2nd module of 250 hours of clinical time, based on clinical site availability.

    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 entering the program.
    1. Hearing: Adequate to receive verbal communication from patients needing assistance and from members of the health care team.
    2. Communication Skills: (speech, reading, writing) Must be able to communicate clearly to patients, fellow students, faculty and all members of the health care team.
    3. 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.
    4. 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 FEES

    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

    Mammography and Bone Densitometry Clinical only

    $450

    250 hours of clinical education in Mammography. Students that have taken a Mammography course offered somewhere other than the School of Medical Imaging. The course must be pre-approved and must be equitable to our school’s offerings. Space is limited and subject to availability.

    Background Check

    $60

    Completed Online

    Background Check

    $7

    Notarized and mailed to Virginia department of social services.

    School Approved Clinical Uniforms

    $50

    Uniforms are purchased for clinical only. London Uniform - 1555N Parham Rd Richmond, VA 23229 804-282-9631 - 2200 Boulevard Colonial Heights, VA 23834 804-520-8775

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Eiren Childress, Office Coordinator
    Eiren_childress@bshsi.org
    Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging
    8550 Magellan Parkway, Suite 700
    Richmond, VA 23227
    804-627-5408

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