Radiation Sciences Programs

  • Cardiovascular Interventional Distance Education

    CVI Distance Education Courses Offered

    The following CVI distance education courses provide the information outlined in The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination Content Specifications for cardiac interventional (CI) and vascular interventional (VI). It should be noted that those wishing to sit for the ARRT - CI or VI examination must have completed the ARRT Primary Certification in Radiologic Technology and the ARRT clinical experience requirements for CI or VI. The clinical experience requirements may be completed at your place of employment or by enrolling in partnering clinical internships offered by different educational facilities.

    Course Information

    RSCI:4110 Vascular Anatomy (3 sh)

    Instructor: Zanetta Hoehle (zanetta-hoehle@uiowa.edu)

    Semesters Offered: Summer, Fall, and Spring

    Description: Normal arterial and venous anatomy of all parts of the circulatory system will be discussed and illustrated through angiographic, MRI, and CT images. Common variants will also be presented.

    Prerequisite: Human Anatomy 027:053, 060:113, 060:099, or 060:110, or Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy or Sonography Program anatomy course.

    RSCI:4120 CVI Principles (4 s.h.)

    Instructor: Zanetta Hoehle (zanetta-hoehle@uiowa.edu)

    Semesters Offered: Summer

    Description: This course covers the imaging and accessory equipment for vascular interventional and cardiac interventional procedures and imaging equipment quality control. The fundamental principles of vascular and cardiac procedures, including patient preparation and care, radiation safety, contrast medium, pharmacology, and sedation will be presented.

    Prerequisite: ARRT Primary Certification in Radiologic Technology.

    Corequisite: RSCI:4110 (if not taken as prerequisite)

    RSCI:4130 Electrocardiogram & Hemodynamics (3 sh)

    Instructor: Zanetta Hoehle (zanetta-hoehle@uiowa.edu)

    Semesters Offered: Fall and Spring

    Description: This course discusses ECG analysis, hemodynamic principles and waveform analysis, cardiac output, vascular resistance, and calculation of stenotic valves.

    Corequisite: RSCI:4110 (if not taken as prerequisite)

    RSCI:4140 CVI Peripheral Procedures & Pathology (3 sh)

    Instructor: Jennifer Maiers (jennifer-maiers@uiowa.edu)

    Semesters Offered: Fall

    Description: Angiographic and interventional procedures of the abdomen, thorax, and upper and lower extremities and the associated pathologies will be presented.

    Prerequisite: RSCI:4110 or 3 months of CVI experience

    Corequisite: RSCI: 4120 (if not taken as prerequisite)

    RSCI:4150 CVI Neuro & Nonvascular Procedures & Pathology (3 sh)

    Instructor: Jennifer Maiers (jennifer-maiers@uiowa.edu)

    Semesters Offered: Fall

    Description: This course discusses angiographic and interventional procedures of the head and neck and the associated pathologies. Non-vascular interventions will also be included.

    Prerequisite: RSCI:4110 or 3 months of CVI experience

    Corequisite: RSCI:4120 (if not taken as prerequisite)

    RSCI:4160 CVI Cardiac Procedures & Pathology (4 sh)

    Instructor: Zanetta Hoehle (zanetta-hoehle@uiowa.edu)

    Semester Offered: Spring

    Description: This course presents all the cardiac diagnostic and interventional procedures and the associated pathologies.

    Prerequisite: RSCI:4110 or 3 months of CVI experience

    Corequisite: RSCI:4120 & RSCI:4130 (if not taken as prerequisite)