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 Discipline Handbook
- Structured Education Requirements—effective July 2017
- Clinical Experience Requirements—effective July 2017
- Content Specifications—effective July 2017
- Task Inventory—effective July 2017
Next, use our online tool as a guide for 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.
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 FAQs, send us a message, or call us for more information.