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.
Computed Tomography Procedures (CT 125)
This course in CT procedures will include instruction on positioning the patient, setting up a scout view, and setting up the equipment to include slice thickness, pitch, rotation factors and other technical aspects of acquisition set up. When and how contrast is used to acquire the study and what dose 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. Lastly, pathology assignments will be included to familiarize the student with normal CT images and those with pathologies, both acute and chronic.
CT Physics and Instrumentation I (CT 130)
This online course will include the basics of x-ray production, the nature of x-rays and the interaction with matter. The construction of the CT scanner and the evolution from the beginning CT units to modern day units will be discussed. Image processing and display to include reconstruction, data management and review of images to determine quality and recognize artifacts will also be covered. Quality control of the CT scanner will also be included in this course.
CT Clinical Practicum I (CT 145)
Clinical practicum is used to acquaint students with the Computed Tomography equipment in the clinical environment. In all phases of the practicum, the students will perform CT examinations. At first, these examinations will be performed under direct supervision. As the students progress through the practicum and gain experience, supervision will be limited providing the student has passed the appropriate progress checks. Students will begin to observe and perform the variety and volume of studies required to apply to take the ARRT CT certification examination.
CT Clinical Practicum II (CT 155)
CT 155 is a continuation of CT 145. Utilizing the knowledge, skills, and abilities obtained in CT courses and clinical practicum, students will complete the CT procedures required to apply to take the ARRT CT certification examination. As the students progress through the practicum and gain experience, supervision will be limited providing the student has passed the appropriate progress checks.