Multiplanar Anatomy (CT 100)
This course will cover cross sectional anatomy to include the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine, and extremities. Axial views of all of these areas with major bones, organs, and vascular structures identified will be a part of this course. In addition pathology will be covered as it relates to its presentation on axial images.
Patient Care and Radiation Safety in CT Scanning (CT 110)
This course will cover the patient preparation instructions that are necessary to perform a CT scan. IV procedures and assessment and monitoring of the patient will be reviewed. In addition, the types of contrast, special considerations with the use of contrast, and the adverse reactions related to contrast administration will be covered. The technical factors related to radiation safety and ways to minimize the patient dose will be taught. Education on the special circumstances such as pediatric and pregnant patients will also be included.
CT Procedures (CT 120)
This course in CT procedures will include instruction on positioning the patient, setting up a scout view, setting up the equipment to include slice thickness, pitch, rotation factores, and other technical aspects of acquisition set up. When and how contrast is used to acquire the study and what does will be used will be discussed. The various types of reconstruction for CT images will be taught. In addition special CT procedures such as CTA and biopsies will be included. Reviewing images for technical quality and the assessment of the need for additional views will also be included in this course.