PCC Extension Course Catalog

 

 

ARRT Examination Review Program

 

PCC Extension is proud to present the ARRT Examination Review Program. 
This four-part program offers students a comprehensive review of Radiology
Technology in preparation for the American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists (ARRT) examination.  Courses take place at PCC's Community
Education Center.

 

Prerequisite: Full California Radiology Licensure (CRT); graduate from
accredited college, 2-3 years Radiology Technology Program.  Prerequisite
requirements for first-time students must be verified and approved
prior to enrolling. 
Call (626) 585-7271 to schedule an appointment.

 

After your enrollment has been approved, you must call the PCC Extension office at
(626) 585-7608 to register.

 

See below for recommended texts.

 

This program is presented by Thomas Baumann, a credentialed teacher with more than 30 years experience in executive healthcare management.

 

 

Program Details:

 

ARRT Exam Review - Part I:

Radiation Protection and Patient Care & Education

This session covers two modules. Radiation Protection will cover the ionizing effects of radiation, patient and personnel radiation protection and radiation exposure and monitoring. The Patient Care and Education module covers; legal and ethical aspects of healthcare, patient communication and safety, infection control and patient monitoring, medical emergencies and contrast media. A $50 materials fee is required and payable to the instructor in class. CEUs may be offered. 

Course No. 4408X                Fee: $250
10 Saturdays         9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Offered during the Summer session

 

 

ARRT Exam Review - Part II:

Equipment Operation & Quality Control and Image Acquisition & Evaluation

This session covers two modules. Equipment Operation & Quality Control covers the principals of radiation physics, radiographic, fluoroscopic and digital imaging equipment, x-ray circuitry, image quality and control. The Image Acquisition & Evaluation part will cover the technical factors of image quality, image processing and image evaluation. A $50 materials fee is required and payable to the instructor in class. CEUs may be offered.

Course No. 4409X                Fee: $300
13 Saturdays         9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Offered during the Fall session

 

 

ARRT Exam Review - Part III:

Image Procedures

This session will cover general radiographic procedural considerations, radiographic positioning, radiographic pathology, osteology, and review of the following body systems; skeletal, respiratory, bilary, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, central nervous system and cardiovascular. A $50 materials fee is required and payable to the instructor in class. CEUs may be offered.

Course No. 4410X                Fee: $300
13 Saturdays         9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Offered during the Winter session

 

 

ARRT Exam Review - Part IV:

Computerized Imaging

This session will cover an overview of the basic principles of computerized digital imaging to include CR, DR image acquisition, processing and manipulation, PACS technology, archiving and digital imaging quality management. A $50 materials fee is required and payable to the instructor in class. CEUs may be offered.

Course No. 4411X                Fee: $185
6 Saturdays         9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Offered during the Spring session

 

 

ARRT Examination Review Courses I-IV Recommended Texts:

 

Radiography Certification Handbook and Application Materials, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), St Paul, 2013 [updated each year]

Bontrager, Kenneth L., Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy, 7th edition, Mosby Publishers, 2010

Bushong, Stewart, C., Radiologic Science for Technologists, 9th edition, Mosby Publishers, St Louis, 2008

Leonard, William L., Radiography Examination Review, JLW Publications, New Jersey

Carter, Christi and Veale, Beth, Digital Radiography and PACS, Mosby Publishers, St. Louis, 2008

Cummings, Gerald, Corectec’s Comprehensive Set of Review Questions for Radiography, 7th edition, Corectec Publishers, 2012

Eisenberg, Ronald and Nancy Johnson, Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology, 5th edition, Elsevier- Mosby, St Louis, 2012

Mosby, et al, Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Radiology, 6th edition, Mosby Publishers, Inc., St Louis, 2013

Mosby, et al, Mosby’s Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, 4th edition, Mosby Publishers Inc, St Louis, 2002

Saia, D.A., Radiography Prep, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill Medical Publishers, 2012

Saia, D.A., Lange Q&A Radiology Examination, 9th edition, McGraw-Hill Medical Publishers, 2012

Seeram, Euclid, Digital Radiography – An Introduction, Delmar Cengage Learning, 2011

 

 

 

 

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