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    The following Certification Review books for the Radiography exam have been placed in FACULTY RESERVES  for 2 day checkout.  There may be older editions or 2nd copies in either the Allied Health and Nursing Collection or the General Collection. They would have similar Call #s.

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    Certification Requirements

    American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

    What is the ARRT?

    The ARRT is a national organization that seeks to set high standards for Radiologic Technologists by creating examination procedures, ethical standards, and continuing education requirements. Many states take ARRT exam scores into consideration when determining whether or not to license an individual. Being certified and registered with the ARRT is also an indicator to prospective employers that you have met nationally recognized standards and that you are fit to be employed in a radiology position.

    Certification Types Offered through ARRT

    The ARRT offers the following primary and continuing education certifications:

    Primary ARRT Certification Categories

    • Radiography
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Sonography
    • MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Continuing Education ARRT Certifications

    • Mammography
    • Computed Tomography
    • MRI
    • Quality Management
    • Bone Densitometry
    • Cardiac Interventional Radiography
    • Vascular Interventional Radiography
    • Vascular Sonography
    • Breast Sonography
    • R.A. (Radiologist Assistant)

    Prerequisites for the ARRT Exam

    Before you can take the ARRT exam, you must have received formal training from an accredited radiology school. Use our radiology school directory to find an accredited radiology school or search for radiology schools in your state.

    About the ARRT Exam

    The general radiographer exam consists of five sections on positioning terminology and technique, radiographic procedures, image production and evaluation, equipment operation and quality control, radiation protection, as well as patient care and education. The following chart gives you a snapshot of how the test is broken down:

    Radiographer Test Categories% of Test# of Questions
    Radiation Protection 20% 40
    Equipment Operation & Quality Control 12% 24
    Image Production & Evaluation 25% 50
    Radiographic Procedures 30% 60
    Patient Care & Education 13% 26
    Total 100%