Continuing Education

Continuing Education Courses

 

The Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging (SOMI) offers continuing education courses for registered imaging professionals. The classroom courses are approved for category “A” CE credits through the American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT). Courses follow all guidelines of the ASRT and credit will be awarded based on their guidelines. The ASRT and SOMI do not award CE credits for clinical experiences.  SOMI will provide clinical placement simultaneously with the class room courses. Meaning, you will have to attend clinic and the classroom portion at the same time. Class room length and clinic will vary depending on which course enrolled (see individual course descriptions).  There are minimum hours per week of clinic required in order to obtain adequate experience within the given course time-frame. The interns’ clinical schedule must stay consistent throughout the duration of the course. Upon completion of clinic, SOMI will record classroom and clinical completions as a pass or fail. There will be no college credits awarded. The continuing education courses and clinic are not educational programs. These offerings will be available for a fee.

 

Contact for Continuing Education Offerings: deena_hedden@bshsi.org or 804-627-5449

 

Deena Hedden MHA, RT(R)(M)

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital

School of Medical Imaging

8550 Magellan Parkway

Suite 700

Richmond, VA 23227

Programs, Workshops, and Seminars

Click on the program name below to see more details.

The CT course includes a 10 week class and a 16 week clinic component. The classroom portion occurs one evening a week (Thursday); hours are 5:30pm–7:30pm. Clinical time is offered days, evenings, and weekends. There is a minimum requirement to complete 16 hours of clinical time per week. 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 course 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. Course space is limited. There are no clinical only options available.

 

All topics covered follow ARRT content specifications:

  • Patient Care
  • Safety 
  • Imaging Production 
  • Procedures

Costs:

  • Application fee: $20.00
  • Course: $1100.00 (class & clinical)
  • Classroom course: $450.00 (classroom only is available)
  • Clinic: $650.00
  • Book: ~$100.00 (estimated)
  • Background Check: $52.00
  • Uniform: ~$100.00 (estimated)
  • Health Screening: $95.00

Prerequisites:

  • Cross-sectional anatomy course
  • ARRT or NMTCB

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submit application by due date outlined below. Select appropriate course on application. Admission is not guaranteed.
  • Submit $20.00 application fee. (Check or money order only)
  • A copy of ARRT status is required with application. (available at www.arrt.org)
  • Course applicants are invited to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Await further instructions for interview date.
  • Course applicants must meet all Course Clinical Requirements.

Application Deadline

Start Date

February 7, 2020

May 5, 2020

February 5, 2021

May 4, 2021

February 4, 2022

May 3, 2022

An 8-week online course designed to introduce basic cross-sectional interpretation skills for structures seen in axial, sagittal, and coronal imaging.  Participants will gain knowledge in complex anatomy and will show competence in cross-sectional anatomy relationships.

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

 

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the cranial bones and landmarks on sectional images.
  2. Identify the structures of the brain on sectional images, categorize each of those structures as to its embryonic origin, and distinguish white matter from gray matter.
  3. List structures in the brain, spinal cord, and meninges containing cerebrospinal fluid, state the source and drainage points, and locate them on sectional images.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the pulmonic, systemic, and portal circulatory systems as well as the unique drainage of blood flow in the brain and identify these vessels on sectional images of the body.
  5. Summarize a basic understanding of the principles, types of contrast employed, and tissue representation of computed tomographic (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging.
  6. Identify on sectional images the facial bones and paranasal sinuses and to recognize the cranial and facial bones involved in forming the orbits and nasal septum and fossae seen on sectional images.
  7. Differentiate on sectional images structures associated with the eye including associated muscles.
  8. Identify on sectional images key features of the lungs.
  9. Identify on sectional images structures associated with the bony thorax and pelvis, as well as typical and atypical vertebrae.
  10. Identify on sectional images muscles found in the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic regions to include the diaphragm along with its openings.
  11. List and describe organs found in the mediastinum including the heart, great vessels, thymus, trachea, and esophagus.
  12. List and identify on thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic sectional images organs associated with the digestive system as well as accessory organs of the digestive system.
  13. List and identify on abdominal and pelvic sectional images organs associated with the renal system as well as the adrenals.
  14. List organs found in the peritoneal cavity as well as those that are retroperitoneal.
  15. Identify on pelvic sectional images organs associated with the male and female reproductive systems.
  16. Identify on sectional images the makeup of the spinal cord as well as ligaments associated with the vertebral canal.

 

 

Cost:

  • Application fee: $20.00

  • Course: $200

  • E-book access: $90.00 (estimated)

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submit application by due date outlined below. Select appropriate course on application. Admission is not guaranteed.
  • Submit $20.00 application fee. (Check or money order only)

 

Application Deadline

Start Date

August 16, 2019

September 3, 2019

December 13, 2019

January 6, 2020

April 17, 2020

May 5, 2020

August 14, 2020

August 31, 2020

December 11, 2020

January 4, 2021

April 16, 2021

May 4, 2021

August 13, 2021

August 30, 2021

December 10, 2021

January 3, 2022

April 15, 2022

May 3, 2022

August 12, 2022

August 29, 2022

The mammography course is a 10-week class that includes a 16-week clinical component.  The classroom portion occurs one evening a week (Thursday) from 5:30p-7:30p. Clinical times are days. There is a minimum requirement to complete 16 hours of clinical time per week. 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 course is designed to meet the MQSA requirements as well as ARRT CE requirements.  Course space is limited. Classroom only and clinic only options are available.

 

All topics covered follow ARRT content specifications:

  • Patient Care
  • Image Production
  • Procedures

Costs:

  • Application fee: $20.00
  • Course: $1000.00
  • Classroom course: $450.00
  • Clinical component: $550.00
  • Clinical only: $650.00
  • Book: ~$100.00 (estimated)
  • Background Check: $52.00
  • Uniform: ~$100.00 (estimated)
  • Health Screening: $95

Prerequisites:

  • ARRT (R)

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submit application by due date outlined below. Select appropriate course on application. Admission is not guaranteed.
  • Submit $20.00 application fee. (Check or money order only)
  • A copy of ARRT status is required with application. (available at www.arrt.org)
  • Course/clinic applicants are invited to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Await further instructions for interview date.
  • Course/clinic applicants must meet all Course Clinical Requirements.

 

Application Deadline

Start Date

May 29, 2020

August 31, 2020

May 28, 2021

August 30, 2021

May 27, 2022

August 29, 2022

 

 

Application Deadline

Start Date

February 7, 2020

May 5, 2020

February 5, 2021

May 4, 2021

February 4, 2022

May 3, 2022


The length of the MRI course is 24 weeks. This will include both a classroom and clinical component. The class will meet bi-weekly (12 times) on Thursday night from 5:30p-7:30p. Clinical time is offered days and may vary depending on the clinic site. There is a minimum requirement to complete 24 hours of clinical time per week.  The intern will have clinic experience in both a hospital and outpatient setting. 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 course is designed to instruct technologists on theory and processes used in MRI.  Applicants are required to have completed a cross-sectional anatomy course prior to admission. Course space is limited. There are no clinical only options available.

All topics covered follow ARRT content specifications:

  • Patient Care
  • Safety
  • Image Production
  • Procedures

Costs:

  • Application fee: $20.00
  • Course: $2000.00 (class & clinical)
  • Classroom only: $600.00
  • Clinic: $1400.00
  • Book: ~$60.00 (estimated)
  • Background Check: $52.00
  • Uniform: ~$100.00 (estimated)
  • Health Screening: $95.00

Prerequisites:

  • Cross-sectional anatomy course
  • ARRT, ARDMS, or NMTCB

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submit application by due date outlined below. Select appropriate course on application. Admission is not guaranteed.
  • Submit $20.00 application fee. (Check or money order only)
  • A copy of ARRT status is required with application. (available at www.arrt.org)
  • Course applicants are invited to complete a personal interview with the admissions committee. Await further instructions for interview date.
  • Course applicants must meet all Course Clinical Requirements.

Application Deadline

Start Date

October 4, 2019

January 6, 2020

October 2, 2020

January 4, 2021

October 1, 2021

January 3, 2022


Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging
8550 Magellan Parkway, Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23227
804-627-5408