About this Program

Prepare for the exciting field of interventional radiography!  This course includes vascular and non-vascular imaging procedures, anatomy, image acquisition, equipment, and patient interaction and management skills specific to IR.  You will increase your knowledge of performing interventional radiography (IR) procedures, and/or prepare for the registry exam.  You will appreciate learning “tricks of the trade” from an experienced IR technologist and educator who has traveled throughout the U.S. teaching others the skills necessary for a successful IR career.

 You should attend this course if you are a radiologic technologist preparing to take the ARRT certification for VI, or if you are interested in a fast-paced approach to cross-training into interventional radiography. This exam prep course includes a comprehensive review of the content specifications included in the Vascular Interventional Radiography (VI) certification offered by the ARRT, including non-vascular procedures. 

This 16-hour credit activity provides the 16 hours of structured education related to the content specifications outlined by the ARRT, required for certification and registration.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe patient assessment and monitoring values and implications in IR procedures.
  2. Identify and correlate lab and medication indications and contraindications for contrast administration
  3. Monitor and operate equipment used in interventional procedures and emergency care
  4. Acquire and process data for effective image capture in fast-paced procedures
  5. Understand radiation safety principles for fluoroscopic and high-dose digital angiography
  6. Identify arterial and venous structures of neuro, thoracic, abdominal, and peripheral imaging.
  7. Analyze vascular images for utilization and inclusion of diagnostic information for the radiologist’s use in interpretation
  8. Discuss the current types of stents, balloons, catheters, snares, embolics and filters used in IR procedures
  9. Describe access methods for IR procedures, and closure devices, pressure and dressing of access site.



In-person and live webinar options

Day 1

8:00 am                Asepsis and Sterile Technique
                                                - Asepsis
                                                - Sterility

8:30 am                Sterile Field Setup
                                                - Table
                                                - Patient
                                                - Hands-on

10:00 am             Break

10:15 am             Patient Care and Communication
                                                - Informed Consent
                                                - Vital Signs
                                                - Access Sites
                                                - Closure Devices
                                                                manual pressure
                                                                mechanical devices
                                                - Medications
                                                                contrast media

11:45 am             Lunch Break

12:15 pm             Imaging and Radiation Protection
                                                - Imaging Technology
                                                                image intensifier
                                                                flat panel detector
                                                                specialized imaging processes
                                                - Radiation Safety and Protection
                                                                definition of radiation
                                                                effects of radiation
                                                                measurement of radiation
                                                                radiation protection

1:15 pm               Interventional Radiology Equipment
                                                - Table Supplies
                                                - Automatic Injectors
                                                - Injector Settings
                                                - Procedural Supplies
                                                                diagnostic – catheters, wires
                                                                interventional – catheters, wires
2:45 pm                Break


3:00 pm               Interventional Radiology Equipment (cont.)
                                                - Interventional Tools
                                                                Thrombectomy – Penumbra®, AngioJet®, Pronto/Export®
                                                                Embolization – coils, PVC particles, Gelfoam, microspheres, hands-on

4:30 pm               Neuro Vascular Angiography
                                                - Anatomy
                                                - Procedures

5:30 pm                Adjourn

Day 2

8:00 am                Interventional (cont.)

8:30 am                Abdominal/Mesenteric Angiography
                                                - Anatomy
                                                - Procedures

10:00 am             Break

10:15 am             Peripheral Vascular Angiography
                                                - Anatomy
                                                - Procedures

11:15 am             Non-Vascular Neuro
                                                - Anatomy
                                                - Procedures

12:15 pm             Lunch Break

12:45 pm             GI and GU Non-Vascular
                                                - Anatomy
                                                - Procedures

1:45 pm               Vascular Access
                                                - Anatomy
                                                - Procedures – PICC, Port

2:45 pm                Break

3:00 pm               Dialysis Access and Maintenance
                                                - Temporary Dialysis Access
                                                - Permanent Dialysis Access
                                                - Dialysis Access Creation

4:30 pm                Adjourn


Who should attend?

For those interested in taking the Interventional Radiology registry exam.

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Jane Haddox


Jane has been a Radiologic Technologist since 1983 and began in the Interventional Radiology lab in 1988. Since then, she has transitioned to the Cardiac Cath Lab and the EP Lab. She worked as a traveler for many years in all three modalities. Currently, she is the Heart and Vascular Educator at a large hospital system in Georgia, serving the staff in the IR, Cath, and EP labs. She has published articles in Cath Lab Digest, and has written study materials for RTs in both IR and Cath, as well as reference books for the Cath Lab.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology from Northwestern State University, and earned her ARRT (CV) registry in 1990.


Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 16 hour(s) of Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists approved by ASRT and recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states.  Category A credit is also recognized for CE credit in Canada.  You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.  


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Early Pricing Guidelines

Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 21 days in advance for the program.

Cancellation Policy

Seminars/Webinars 8 hours of credit or more

Refunds, minus a $30 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received at least 3 days prior to the program. Cancellations received within 3 days of the program will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $30 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the program starts. MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled program because of low advance registration or other reasons. MTMI’s liability is limited to a refund of any program tuition paid. MTMI recommends that attendees use refundable airline tickets. In case of cancellation of a program for any reason, MTMI is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees including non-refundable airline tickets. When offered, WEBINAR ATTENDEES that cannot log in due to unsolvable technical issues beyond their control will be eligible for a full refund.