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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computed Tomography Certificate

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This program provides radiology students and professionals an opportunity to further their radiologic science careers with a specialty in computed tomography.  This program consists of online didactic courses and clinical requirements obtained by student arrangement.  Upon completion of the Certificate in Computed Tomography program, technologists will have received the coursework and obtained clinical training needed to qualify for and take the Advanced Certification Examination in Computed Tomography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Students will make their own clinical arrangements to fulfill the ARRT clinical requirements.  Clinical placement may be possible for local students.


  1. Students will demonstrate how the human body is arranged three-dimensionally.
  2. Students will demonstrate advanced clinical practice skills to include safety in the delivery of contrast agents, venipuncture, and radiation.
  3. Students will demonstrate the principles, physics, and instrumentation of CT imaging.
  4. Students will identify and apply correct imaging parameters and protocols for CT examinations in keeping with the competency requirements of the ARRT.
  5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of special CT imaging considerations including, but not limited to, trauma, pediatric imaging, cancer simulation and staging, and evolving processes and technologies.
  6. Students will competently perform the minimum number of clinical competencies as required by the ARRT.


  • Anatomy and Physiology I (with a grade of C or better per departmental grading policy)
  • Anatomy and Physiology II (with a grade of C or better per departmental grading policy)
  • Must be currently enrolled in the BSRS or BSRT program, OR have current certification as a radiologic technologist (ARRT), radiation therapist (ARRT), or nuclear medicine technologist (NMTCB) AND an associate degree or higher from an accredited university (with state certification required, if applicable).


Granting of the Certificate

The MSU CT Program Certificate may be issued when:

  1. Students have completed the didactic courses and provide appropriate documentation of ARRT clinical competency completion requirements signed by the supervising technologist or radiologist and verified by CT program faculty/RADS Program Chair.
  2. BSRT majors who complete RADS 4723 , 4733 , 4783 , and 4793  and complete the ARRT clinical competency requirements could graduate ready to sit for both the Radiography Certification Exam and the Computed Tomography Certification Exam.

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