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Computed Tomography Education and Training

A Certificate Program offered in partnership with the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Nuclear Medicine - Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.

About the Program

The goal of the program is to prepare Radiological Technologists (RT's) and Nuclear Medicine Technologists (NMT's) to sit for and pass the ARRT exam in Computed Tomography (CT). This is accomplished through both didactic instruction and clinical CT experience.

 

Didactic instruction will include:

- X-ray and CT physics, instrumentation & quality control;

- Anatomy and Pathology;

- The use of contrast agents; and

- Clinical CT techniques and best practice.

 

This Certificate Program is approved by the New York State (NYS) Department of Health.

 

Certificate Program Requirements

Successful completion of the following courses is required:

1. Computed Tomography - Basic Principles and Good Practice (Next class begins Spring 2015) Click Here for Course Information

2. NMD 450 CT Clinical Rotation (Registration only available after completion of didactic course and with approved clinical training site).

Why should a Nuclear Medicine Technologist Enroll in this Program?

Medical Imaging is constantly growing and evolving. Multimodality imaging is becoming a standard technique in nuclear medicine.  Cross correlation of CT structural images with functional imaging of nuclear medicine enhances diagnostic accuracy.   Hybrid equipment such as PET/CT and SPECT/CT are becoming more commonly used and accepted for diagnostic work.

 

In NYS only a licensed RT can perform CT and only a licensed NMT can perform Nuclear Medicine. This means that two technologists (an RT and an NMT) are required to operate one hybrid CT unit. The NYS Department of Health will allow an NMT to obtain CT training if they are enrolled in a training program approved by the State. This program provides a nuclear medicine technologist with what they need to get CT certification through the AART.

 

Consider enrolling in this program if you currently work or plan to work in a facility that has hybrid (PET/CT or SPECT/CT) equipment.

 

Informational Meeting

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 or Wednesday November 19, 2014  5:15 - 7:00 p.m.

UB South Campus, 104 Parker Hall, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214-3007

 

So that adequate refreshment can be planned, please RSVP to reserve a seat if you will be attending one of the above meetings

Phone: (716) 838-5889 ext 115 Monday - Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM

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Email: esc@buffalo.edu