Imaging Review Course

The ARIN Imaging Review Course is a 2-day course designed to provide an overview of the skills required for the nurse working in the imaging, interventional, and therapeutic environments.

How to Participate

  • The course is presented annually at the ARIN Annual Convention and throughout the year at regional locations.
  • ARIN can come to you! Host a course at YOUR FACILITY and have it presented by ARIN master faculty. Download the updated Imaging Review Course brochure.


Two Virtual Options

  • You can register for the Precorded Imaging Review Course to access a 2018 recording of the course to view at our own schedule. Recordings are available for 60 days. 

  • You can register for a Live, Virtual Imaging Review Course. This is the most updated version of the course that is currently being offered quarterly. This is a remote learning opportunity with live faculty taking place over 2 weekends (four days). Recordings of each session will be made available for up to 30 days after the Day 1 of the course. 

Currently Scheduled Courses

Looking to host a private online or in-person Imaging Review Course for your faculty? Please email info@arinursing for more details. 

This course can also be used to prepare for the radiologic nursing certification exam. It is not designed as a single study tool to prepare for this exam; however, it is a useful resource in conjunction with other study materials.

We are always looking for talented members to share their expertise; if you are interested in becoming a faculty member to teach the review course please send an email to the National Office at


Purpose and Goals for the Imaging Review Course

This educational program will provide a review of selected topics which can help prepare experienced Imaging nurses for the Radiology Nurse Certification Exam. This course is intended for the Imaging nurse who already has a strong knowledge base of radiology nursing. This course does not guarantee that participants will pass the certification exam. Individual participants are highly encouraged to take the time to study and gain mastery of the topics.


Objectives for the Imaging Review Course

Upon completion of the two-day course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 different modalities where biopsies can be done and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Describe at least 3 non-vascular interventional imaging studies, including purpose and patient care considerations.
  • Describe 3 common nuclear medicine imaging studies, including purpose and patient care considerations.
  • Explain and describe applications of positron emissions tomography imaging for oncology, neurology, and cardiology.
  • Describe at least 3 vascular interventional imaging studies and be able to identify the purpose and patient care considerations for each
  • Compare the breast imaging techniques of mammography, MRI, ultrasound, and breast tomosynthesis, including the advantages of each modality
  • Describe the basic principle of computed tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Ultrasound (US).
  • Identify complications related to contrast administration, including prevention and treatment of each.
  • Identify the nursing care of patients required before, during, and after diagnostic radiology procedures.
  • Describe at least three key principles for maintaining a safe environment throughout all Imaging modalities.
  • Define levels of sedation along the continuum, including patients who may be at risk identified through physical assessment and documentation review.
  • Discuss legal and regulatory considerations in the Imaging environment.
  • Discuss Radiation Therapy, including methods of delivery and populations that would benefit from its use.
  • Identify unique safety considerations in the use of Ultrasound contrast.


Sample Agenda for the Imaging Review Course

Day 1
Introductions and Course Overview
Radiation Safety
Radiation Therapy
Contrast Agents
Allergic Reactions & Extravasations
Diagnostic Imaging
Interventional Non-Vascular
Computed Tomography/CT
Ultrasound/Breast Health

Day 2
Procedural Sedation
Nuclear Medicine/PET
Interventional Radiology Vascular Procedures
Order of Imaging Exams
Professional Issues
Questions, Wrap Up/Course evaluation


Host an ARIN Imaging Review Course at Your Facility

We understand it may not be ideal to send a large group away for training, especially with budget restrictions- so we make house call!

The ARIN Imaging Review Course is available to be presented on-site at your facility by ARIN master faculty. You organization can host the course and have our faculty train your staff (and others) in your facility.

Cost: $8,000 + $240 IRC ARIN ToolKit* + $23 Shipping OR + $275 CRN ToolKit* + $26 Shipping

As a host for the course, you will do the following:

  • The course will be held over two days
  • Arrange for two facility members in which to hold the course
  • Market the course
  • Provide copies of the course syllabus to participants
  • Handle registration and onsite coordination for the course
  • Provide a roster of participants to ARIN

ARIN will do the following:

  • Coordinate the schedule with the faculty members.
  • Pay faculty speaker’s fees and expenses.
  • Book and pay travel and lodging for the speaker's.
  • Provide one (1) copy of the course syllabus.
  • Advertise the course in every available issue of ARIN’s monthly newsletter, “Inside View” prior to the course.
  • Post the course dates on the ARIN website.
  • Send routine email blasts to the member database advertising the course.
  • Provide contact hour certificates for the full two-day course; there is no partial credit for a single day.

Participants Can Earn Either

15 contact hours approved by the Georgia Nurses Association.
The Georgia Nurses Association has approved this activity for 15 contact hours. Georgia Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

**Refer to your state nursing board for licensing requirements.

*Tool kit includes ARIN Core Curriculum, Orientation Manual, and Scope and Standards of Practice.
The facility can opt for the CRN Tool kit, which also includes the CRN Prep: The Practical Study Guide ($275.00 + shipping $25.00)

Did you know ARIN offers an annual CRN scholarship? The CRN Exam Scholarship Award is awarded to nurses seeking to certify or re-certify as Certified Radiologic and Imaging Nurses. The recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the CRN Exam and a one-year membership to ARIN.  Click here to apply for the CRN Scholarship Award Application.  


Please email the office if you have questions or would like to schedule a course presentation.

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