POSTPRIMARY PATHWAY: CARDIAC INTERVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHY 

WORKING IN CARDIAC INTERVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHY

As a cardiac interventional radiographer, you’ll assist physicians with minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to help diagnose and treat heart and blood vessel diseases without surgery. In this challenging role, you’ll work with sophisticated fluoroscopic equipment to take images of the heart and the blood vessels surrounding it. You might assist with procedures such as angioplasty, stenting, thrombolysis, embolization, ablation, and biopsies. 

Obtaining ARRT certification and registration in Cardiac Interventional Radiography will give you the experience and skills you need to take part in these important procedures. 

GET STARTED ON YOUR CREDENTIAL

To earn credentials in Cardiac Interventional Radiography using the postprimary pathway, you must maintain compliance with the ARRT Standards of Ethics and fulfill additional requirements in structured education, clinical experience, and examination. You must also meet a supporting discipline prerequisite. For Cardiac Interventional Radiography, you must first be certified and registered in Radiography.

To get started, review these important Cardiac Interventional Radiography documents:

  • Postprimary Eligibility Pathway Handbook
  • Structured Education Requirements—through June 30, 2023
  • Structured Education Requirements—effective July 1, 2023
  • Clinical Experience Requirements
  • Examination Content Specifications—through June 30, 2023
  • Examination Content Specifications—effective July 1, 2023
  • Task Inventory—through June 30, 2023
  • Task Inventory—effective July 1, 2023


    Next, use our online tool:

    Our online postprimary tool will guide you through completing  and logging your clinical experience and structured education activities

    Once you’ve finished these steps, you’ll be ready to apply online—and soon after that, you can schedule your exam.

    QUESTIONS?

    Earning a postprimary credential is challenging, yet very rewarding. If you have questions along the way, we’re here to help. Take a look at our postprimary FAQssend us a message, or call us for more information.