Department of Radiology

Course Description

Our continuing education programs offered to ARRT registered technologists in Computed Tomography began in March 2007. This competency-based program is a full-time internship that combines clinical experience with didactic information and is intended for technologists who are serious about pursuing a career in Computed Tomography.

Course Curricula and clinical competency follow the guidelines established by the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS), The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The objective of the six-month internship is to provide the technologist with a firm understanding of the principles of CT (the didactic) as well as clinical experience (the clinical practicum). Upon completion of this program the technologist will be prepared to pass the CT boards and gain employment in Computed Tomography.

The didactic portion will include five courses in cross-sectional anatomy, advanced clinical imaging, introduction to and intermediate physics, along with an intensive examination preparation class.

The clinical practicum will consist of various rotations for a total of 665 hours of clinical imaging experience. Clinical rotations are done at various institutions using state of the art GE & Siemens scanners. Rotations include:

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • ER
  • Portable CT
  • ER Evening
  • 3D Lab

Course Dates

  • Fall Semester: September through February

General Internship Information

  • Schedule:
    The CT Internship Program is a full-time program, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm (unless on clinical evening shift).
  • Tuition:
    $4,500 plus $150 technology fee ($500 deposit upon acceptance. The remainder is to be paid in monthly installments during the course of the program). Tuition assistance is the responsibility of the student. Tuition is subject to change.
  • Books:
    Books are the responsibility of the student.
  • Temporary Housing:
    Housing can be found through the University of Pennsylvania's Office of Off-Campus Services, 215-898-8500 or visit

Contact Information

Radiologic Technologist Education
Darrell Carson
Coordinator, RT Education
Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-7825
Fax: 215-614-0330

CT Internship Program
Christina McCormack, M.Ed., RT(R)(CT)
Program Director, CT Internship Program
Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-615-1703
Fax: 215-614-0330

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