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Special Procedures Technologists

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Special procedures technologists can become certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) after graduating from an accredited program. After becoming certified, many technologists choose to register with the ARRT. Registration is an annual procedure required to maintain the certification. Registered technologists meet the following three criteria: They agree to comply with the ARRT rules and regulations, comply with the ARRT standards of ethics, and meet continuing education requirements every two years. Although registration and certification are voluntary, many jobs are open only to technologists who have acquired these credentials. In addition to receiving primary certification in various imaging disciplines, special procedures technologists can receive advanced qualifications in mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, quality management, bone densitometry, cardiac-interventional radiography, vascular-interventional radiography, sonography, vascular sonography, or breast sonography. 

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