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Vascular Interventional Certificate of Accomplishment

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The certificate in Vascular Interventional (VI) Radiography formally prepares the Imaging Technologist registered or certified in Radiologic Technology to work in a VIR Imaging lab. The didactic courses are designed to prepare the student to sit for the post-primary advanced certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The clinical practicum provides the student with the opportunity to develop required competencies although additional work experience may be required to complete the number of competencies required by the ARRT to be eligible for the advanced certification exam. Enrollment in the clinical practicum is not guaranteed and dependent upon grades, site availability, and approval. A selective-application process is utilized to align eligible students with the appropriate clinical site.

Eligibility Requirements

  • National certification in radiologic technology
  • BIOL 241  and BIOL 242  or equivalent college-level courses with a grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Have completed required clinical competencies as identified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Identify pertinent anatomy on images
  • Relate pertinent pathology to appropriate procedure protocols
  • Evaluate images as related to the exam requested and the pertinent clinical information.
  • Manipulate instrumentation to produce the desired image results
  • Adjust image protocols as necessary
  • Demonstrate communication skills that create a positive clinical environment for the patient.
  • Demonstrate proper application of safety standards in the clinical environment

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For details about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.bellevuecollege.edu/legal/gedisclosure/vascular-interventional-radiography.pdf

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