Program Overview

Advanced imaging, or the profession of using advanced imaging software to diagnose illness or injury, is currently the fastest growing specialty area in nuclear medicine today.  Hospitals that use CT or MRI machines are growing faster than they can find experienced imaging technicians. It is with this in mind that Armstrong Atlantic State University offers an Online Advanced Imaging Certificate Program. This post-baccalaureate program is designed for radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists and radiation therapists who wish to develop an advanced understanding in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging or mammography.

In order to be admitted into this program, students must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study as well as hold a current and valid certification in radiography, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy. Students must apply for admission to both Armstrong Atlantic State University and submit a separate application to the Advanced Imaging Certificate Program. Students can be accepted during all semesters and the program can be completed at student’s own pace.

The curriculum for this class is a combination of online classwork and clinical education. Students must complete clinical components at an accredited healthcare organization. The healthcare organization students choose can be in any location, allowing them to keep their education local if they wish. Students will be responsible for choosing the potential clinical education sites in their area, as long as they are identified at least three months prior to beginning the online courses.  The online courses will cover a total of 18 semester hours in following courses:  Cross-Sectional Anatomy, Advanced Imaging in MRI, Advanced Imagining in CT and Advanced Imaging in Mammography.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Students MUST be registered in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy to apply to these programs.

    Restrictions

    The clinical education component must be completed at an accredited healthcare organization. All clinical education courses can be conducted at sites close to where the students live.

    School Overview

    Armstrong Atlantic State University (Armstrong) was founded in 1935 in Savannah, Georgia as Armstrong Junior College. The objective of this institution was to enhance educational opportunities in the area. In 1959, it became part of the University System of Georgia and eventually, in 1964, the Board of Regents approved it to become Armstrong State College. In 1966, the college added professional and graduate programs and became Armstrong Atlantic State University. 

    Armstrong Atlantic State University is comprised of four colleges: College of Education, College of Health Professions, College of LIberal Arts, and College of Science and Technology. Armstrong Atlantic offers more than 100 academic programs, as well as pre-professional programs and certificate programs. Armstrong Online offers many degree and certificate programs to students as well, which are offered in the following formats: full online courses, partially online courses, and hybrid courses.

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