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.
NEW January 2021, CT Imaging 1 Prior Learning and Recognition
Starting Winter 2021, candidates may be eligible for Prior Learning and Recognition (PLAR) for CAMRT’s CT Imaging 1 course. The following criteria has been established to determine eligibility:
- Graduated from a Canadian accredited radiological technology or nuclear medicine program, April 2018 or later and whose applicable courses have been reviewed and approved by the CAMRT.
- Graduated from the accredited education program within the last 3 years.
- Providing evidence, via OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT*, with an overall 75% average (or greater) in all relevant didactic courses. Candidates must be prepared to upload their transcript during the registration process. A $25 resubmission fee will apply for candidates submitting unofficial documents.
- Pay a non-refundable $75 prior learning assessment and recognition fee.
*An official transcript is a complete and final representation of a student’s academic record on school letterhead. It must bear the embossed seal, date issued and the Registrar’s signature.
Approval of the prior learning assessment and recognition for CT Imaging 1** will trigger the candidate’s CTIC 5-year timeline. This program start date will be automatically defaulted to the closest CAMRT exam date (May or November).
** or upon completion of any of the other CAMRT CT Imaging courses (whichever occurs first).
Applications will be accepted online in the CAMRT CPD Catalogue.
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The didactic component consists of the following:
- CT Imaging 1 (prerequisite for clinical component)
- CT Anatomy Exam (not applicable for candidates who have successfully completed CT 2 or CT 3 prior to January 2021)
- CT Imaging 2
- CT Imaging 3
- CT Colonography, Cardiac CT or Stroke and CT Perfusion – Quick Self Study*
*Only one is required. Must be completed within the five years prior to the submission of the Summary of Clinical Competence.
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.
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It is the candidate’s responsibility to identify a clinical advisor and to find a suitable clinical setting for the clinical component of this program.
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 CTIC program has been revised due to changes made to the entry to practice requirements and to ensure the programs continue to reflect current and emerging practice. The revisions will ensure this certificate program continues to provide MRTs an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and gain recognition for their clinical expertise in CT Imaging.
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The clinical component requires the candidate to identify a Clinical Advisor.
The clinical advisor must:
- Be a medical radiation technologist with a CAMRT CTIC credential and/or a medical radiation technologist having a minimum of five years’ experience in the practice of CT imaging*
- Be currently practicing in CT
- Not be currently registered in any of the CT Certificate programs
- Identify others delegated to assess the candidate and ensure they are credentialed and competent in their practice
- Perform the assessment on the candidate for all procedures/associated competencies or delegate the assessment to another credentialed technologist
- Attest to overall competency of the candidate by signing at the end of each module.
*If this is not possible, please contact CAMRT.
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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