Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows a live or continuous x-ray image on a television monitor similar to an x-ray movie. Itís used to diagnose or treat patients by displaying the movement of instilled contrast media, a body part, or instruments used in surgery. Contrast media is often used in conjunction with imaging the alimentary canal, vascular system studies, interventional radiology, orthopedic surgery and other procedures.
Who needs this training course?
- Radiologic Technologists working in California
The California Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch requires that all registered radiologic technologists have a Fluoroscopy Permit in addition to becoming a Certified Radiologic Technologist in order to operate fluoroscopy equipment in the state.
- Radiologic Technologists who want to advance their career
This course broadens your education giving you an opportunity to take your career to the next level.
How does training work?
After successfully completing the Fluoroscopy training course, ARRT-registered or California State-certified radiologic technologists will be prepared to sit for the Fluoroscopy Permit exam as administered by the ARRT.
- Online -The first five weeks of the coursework is completed online. You will complete assignments, review online presentations, and take a mock Fluoroscopy Permit exam. Do your coursework when itís convenient for you. You do not need to be online at any particular time.
- Onsite lab ĖThe final week students spend one weekend in beautiful La Jolla, California (just minutes from San Diego) to complete an on-site 15-hour fluoroscopy lab.
Who is eligible to take the course?
Radiologic technologists who are currently registered with the ARRT or certified in the state of California (CRT) are eligible to take the Fluoroscopy training course.