CT imaging has become an important diagnostic tool in medical imaging. It produces a volume of data that can be manipulated to clearly demonstrate bodily structures in various 3D representations.
With advances in image quality and reduction in scan times, CT has experienced enormous growth in clinical use and, in some cases, the elimination of some previously performed x-ray procedures.
CT imaging has become routine in the digital world of medical imaging.
Purpose of the Program
The intent of the certificate in CT is to provide a mechanism for radiological technologists and nuclear medicine technologists to demonstrate knowledge and competence in the field of CT imaging, to promote standards of excellence within this clinical area, and to identify those who have met a nationally recognized standard.
The following is an overview of the Computed Tomography Imaging Certificate program. For detailed information, download the CTIC Handbook.
There are two components of the CTIC program: didactic and clinical*.
*The clinical component is available to registered candidates only.
The didactic component consists of the following:
- CT Imaging 1
- CT Imaging 2
- CT Imaging 3
- CT Colonography, Cardiac CT or Stroke and CT Perfusion – Quick Self Study*
*Only one is required
To be eligible to use these courses toward the CTIC program, 75% or higher is required on the final examination/post quiz for each course in order to have them applied to the certificate.
The clinical component is a practicum that requires the candidate to:
- Practice in CT under the supervision of a clinical advisor
- Practice in CT for at least 16 weeks (80 working days of full shifts) in an 18-month time block within the established 5-year timeframe; and
- Complete a Summary of Clinical Competence (SCC).
SCCs that are deemed incomplete are subject to a $50 resubmission fee.
The clinical component requires the candidate to identify a Clinical Advisor.
The clinical advisor must:
- Be a medical radiation technologist with a CAMRT CTIC(R) credential OR have a minimum of five years’ experience in the practice of CT imaging
- Not be currently registered in the CTIC program
- Co-ordinate and/or perform the assessment on the candidate for procedures/associated competencies
- Verify that others delegated to assess the candidate are credentialed and competent in their practice.
Candidates in the CTIC program must complete both the didactic and clinical components within a five-year timeframe. This timeframe begins on the date of successful completion of the first CT course used toward the CTIC program.
Candidates who successfully complete the didactic and clinical components as per the CTIC program requirements receive a Computed Tomography Imaging Certificate and can use the credential “CTIC”.
The Committee strongly advocates for continued competence through continuing professional development.
Certificate Program Handbook
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