continuing education courses

The Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging provides classes that meet ASRT guidelines for Category A Continuing Education Credits. Presentations 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.

Want to branch out?

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging offers Bone Densitometry, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Mammography programs. If you are an RT, or senior level student in an accredited imaging school, our programs can open exciting doorways in the dynamic field of Medical Imaging.

  • Completed applications are due three weeks prior to start date of course (listed below)
  • All tuition and fees are required 14 days prior to start of courses.

 

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(fall Mammography and Bone Densitometry workshops)

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

CT (16 week course)

Summer 2014: Course begins May 8th, 2014

Mammography (16 week course)

Spring 2014: Course begins April 1st, 2014

Vascular Interventional (VI)

2014: Dates TBD

MRI (16 week course)

Fall 2014: Course begins Sept. 9th, 2014

Bone Densitometry Workshop (1 day)

2014: Date TBD

Mammography Workshop (5 days)

Fall 2014: Workshop begins Oct. 13th, 2014

Bone Densitometry
Computed Tomography/includes Physics portion
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mammography
Vascular Interventional Program
Clinical Education
Tuition and Fees

Bone Densitometry

A 7-Hour weekend seminar for Imaging Professionals. This program does not include clinical exams as required by the ARRT and may not meet criteria established by State Boards of Medicine. Lunch is on your own.

Components of seminar include:

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

Candidates applying for the Bone Densitometry course must meet one of the following requirements to be eligible for enrollment:

  • ARRT(R) Radiography
  • ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
  • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB
  • Current enrollment in an accredited program in Radiography, Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine.

A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) or documentation of current enrollment in an accredited program is required.

*The clinical education component is an additional fee, see clinical education information.

Computed Tomography

The CT program is presented in a 16 week course that meets one evening a week. The course is designed to instruct technologists and radiography students on theory and processes used in CT. Days and times may vary slightly.

Topics include:

  • Cross-sectional pathology and review
  • Pharmacology / Venipuncture
  • Introduction to CT and Equipment
  • CT Protocols
  • CT Physics - 5 week course within the 16 week program Designed to prepare the student for integration into aspects of the CT imaging modality. Within this course, students will have a review of basic radiologic technology skills, which will then be evolved to correlate with basic CT imaging. CT scanner technology, issues of radiation safety and quality control measures will be introduced.

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
  • Current enrollment in an accredited program in Radiography, Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine.

A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) or documentation of current enrollment in an accredited program is required.

*The clinical education component is an additional fee, see clinical education information.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - TBA

The MRI program is presented in a 16 week course that meets one evening a week. The course is designed to instruct technologists and radiography students on theory and protocols used in MRI. Books are an additional fee and must be purchased prior to class.

Class topics include:

  • Cross-sectional pathology and review
  • Introduction to MRI and Equipment
    • Law, Ethics and Diversity
  • MRI Protocols
    • Pharmacology / Venipuncture
  • MRI Physics

Candidates applying for MRI must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment in the course.

  • ARRT(R) Radiography
  • ARRT(RT) Radiation Therapy
  • ARRT(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology or NMTCB
  • ARRT(S) Sonography or ARDMS
  • Current enrollment in an accredited program in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine or Sonography.

A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) or documentation of current enrollment in an accredited program is required.

*The clinical education component is an additional fee, see clinical education information.

Mammography

 

  • 16 week course (spring)
  • 5 day workshop (fall)

The mammography program is offered twice per year. The spring offering is a course format; classes meet one evening a week over a 16 week period. The fall offering is a workshop format; over a 5 day period; Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am - 7:30pm and Saturday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Days and times may vary slightly. Saturday includes positioning training with a model.

This 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. This program 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:

  • Equipment
    • Digital & analog
  • Anatomy
  • Positioning
  • Early Detection
  • Histology
  • Pathology
  • MQSA Regulations
  • ACR accreditation
  • Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
  • Biopsy procedures & BIRADS
  • Image evaluation
  • ARRT Clinical Requirements and test preparation
  • Digital imaging

Participants must meet one of the following requirements to be eligible for enrollment in the course:

  • ARRT(R) Radiography
  • Current enrollment in an accredited Radiography program

A copy of ARRT status (available at www.arrt.org) or documentation of current enrollment in an accredited program is required.

*The clinical education component is an additional fee, see clinical education information.

Advanced Modality Course Fees
Students are responsible for payment of fees and uniforms.

Bone Densitometry 1 day Seminar-

includes course materials

$99

Clinic is an additional cost.

CT - Computed Tomography course

$400

Clinic is an additional cost.

CT - Physics portion only

$200

N/A

MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging

$400

Books are an additional cost. Clinic is an additional cost.

Mammography Workshop- includes course materials

$500

Clinic is an additional cost.

Mammography course

$400

Books are an additional cost. Clinic is an additional cost.

*Participants can enroll in supplemental clinical education course which is available to qualified candidates upon request for an additional cost; see clinical education information. For more information, call (804)627-5408.

Vascular Interventional Program

Cost: $200.00 per didactic course (4 classes) + $900.00 clinical (2 semesters) = total $1, 700: Books are a separate fee.

This program is six months in length and includes clinical and didactic portions. Clinical hours are M-F, 8:00am-3:30pm, and the didactic portion is one evening a week (TBD). This course is designed to provide experience in the area of vascular interventional.

Topics include:

  • Advanced Patient Care
  • Equipment
  • Vascular Anatomy
  • Registry Review
  • Protocols

Clinical Education (an additional fee)

Clinical education rotations are offered to qualified ARRT registered Imaging Professionals to gain experience in advanced modalities.

Qualified candidates:
In good standing with the ARRT
Imaging professionals that provide documentation that they have successfully completed a course in comparable training prior to entering clinical.
Clinical Education in an imaging area provided by Bon Secours is not intended to prepare students to perform as entry level modality technologists, but to provide an opportunity for students to obtain experience in the modality of choice..

Clinical training is based on a first come first serve basis. Hours of clinical education may include day, evening and weekend hours, depending on clinical site availability. Please see table below for clinical fees for qualified applicants. Mammography hours are available only during the weekdays 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Clinical requirements: Applicants who wish to enroll in clinical instruction are required to successfully complete a physical, a criminal background check, and a drug-screen as required by the Bon Secours Richmond Health System. Students are required to purchase an approved School uniform (see below) and meet minimum physical standards (essential functions) as listed below. For more information call (804)627-5408

Applicant are required to meet:
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.
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.

Uniforms
Students must purchase approved School uniforms through London Uniform:

1555N Parham Rd
Richmond, VA 23229
804-282-9631

2200 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
804-520-8775


Advanced Modality 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.

Advanced Modality Clinical Pre-Rotation Health Screening Fee-

$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

Bone Densitometry, CT, MRI, Mammography etc.

$450

Advanced Modality Clinical includes 250 hours of clinical education geared to provide opportunity to earn competencies for ARRT advanced modality certification.

 

$600

Students that have taken classes offered somewhere other than the School of Medical Imaging for modality training. Must be pre-approved and must be equitable to our school’s offerings. Space is limited and is subject to availability.

Advanced Modality Background Check

$60

Completed Online

Pre-Rotation Background Check

$7

Notarized and mailed to Virginia department of social services.

Advanced Modality Clinical (AIC 200)

Includes 250 hours of clinical education geared to provide an opportunity to gain experience in the modality of choice and to earn competencies towards ARRT advanced modality certification. Students that have taken classes offered somewhere other than the School of Medical Imaging for modality training. Must be pre-approved and must be equitable to our school’s offerings. Space is limited and is subject to availability.

Direct all questions related to course dates and availability of registration forms to Eiren Childress, Administrative Coordinator or 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

Limited Licensure Technologists

Limited license technologists are not eligible to apply/enroll in the MRI, CT, BD, Mammography or clinical courses in the advanced modality programs. Individuals must be ARRT certified or hold a comparable credential for enrollment. For more information, call 804-627-5408.

*Qualified applicants who wish to enroll in clinical instruction are required to successfully complete a physical, a criminal background check, and a drug-screen as required by the Bon Secours Richmond Health System and be meet the essential functions.

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