Advanced Imaging Programs

PVCC has launched a series of new advanced medical imaging programs in time for fall 2018 semester, which begins on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.

CT technician working with patient prior to scan  COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)

The 19-credit Computed Tomography (CT) Career Studies Certificate Program prepares individuals to work as entry-level CT imaging technologists. CT scans, also known as CAT scans, use x-rays to produce cross-sectional images of the human body.

PVCC's CT Program can be completed in two semesters. Successful graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the following national CT certification exam:

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

View program requirements and learn more about the program at www. pvcc.edu/ct.

MRI technician preparing machine for scanning  MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

The 22-credit Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Career Studies Certificate Program prepares individuals to work as entry-level MRI imaging technologists. Magnetic resonance imaging uses magnets and radio waves to produce detailed, three-dimensional scans of the human body.

PVCC's MRI Program can be completed in two semesters. Successful graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the following national MRI certification exam:

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

View program requirements and learn more about the program at www. pvcc.edu/mri.

 Mammographer speaking with female patient prior to scan  MAMMOGRAPHY

The 12-credit Mammography Career Studies Certificate Program prepares individuals to work as entry-level mammographer. Mammographers use breast-imaging equipment to create diagnostic images for pre-cancer screening of the breast.

PVCC's Mammography Program can be completed in two semesters. Successful graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the following national mammography certification exam:

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

View program requirements and learn more about the program at www. pvcc.edu/mammo.

PVCC also launched two new advanced sonography programs in March 2018:

Echocardiographer Sonographer working with patient  ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

The 28-credit Echocardiography Career Studies Certificate Program provides educational and clinical training in adult cardiac diagnostic medical sonography, commonly known as cardiac ultrasound. Cardiac ultrasounds, or echocardiograms, use soundwaves to produce images of the heart.

This program can be completed in four semesters. Successful graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the following national sonography certification exams:

  • Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
  • American Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certification Boards (ARDMS)

View program requirements and learn more about the program at www. pvcc.edu/echo.

Visual scan from human heart ultrasound monitor.   VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY

The 29-credit Vascular Sonography Career Studies Certificate Program trains students in vascular technology, commonly known as vascular ultrasound. Vascular  ultrasound uses soundwaves to evaluate the body’s circulatory system, helping to identify problematic blockages in veins or arteries and to detect blood clots.

This program can be completed in four semesters. Successful graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the following national sonography certification exams:

  • Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) American Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certification Boards (ARDMS)
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)

View program requirements and learn more about the program at www.pvcc .edu/vascular.

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