Cardiac Interventional Radiography Specialist

The cardiac interventional radiographer is a professional team member who performs a variety of functions within the cardiac cath lab environment of hospitals and imaging centers. The cardiac interventional radiographer works with sophisticated digital X-ray equipment to produce quality images concentrating mainly on cardiac and vascular anatomy for diagnosis and treatment. Duties include educating and preparing patients for procedures, recording a patient's clinical history, assisting physicians with invasive procedures such as cardiac catheterization, evaluating images for technical quality, and delivering high quality patient care.

The CIRS program is based on the curriculum content criteria recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) as well as the clinical experience requirements and content specifications set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon successful program completion, students will be eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination in Cardiac Interventional Radiography (CI).

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