Multiplanar Anatomy (CT 100)
This course covers 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 are included. In addition, pathology is studied as it relates to its presentation on axial images.
Patient Care and Radiation Safety in CT Scanning (CT 110)
This course includes the patient preparation instructions that are necessary to perform CT scans. IV procedures, assessment, and monitoring of the patient are reviewed. Contrast types, special considerations regarding the use of contrast, and the adverse reactions related to contrast administration are covered. Technical factors related to radiation safety and ways to minimize the patient dose are discussed. CT scans under special circumstances such as pediatric and pregnant patients are also included.
Computed Tomography Procedures (CT 125)
This course gives an in-depth evaluation of CT procedures and associated abnormal and pathological conditions as seen on CT imaging. Patient positioning, equipment setup, and technical considerations of image acquisition are included. Image reconstruction and special CT procedures are studied.
CT Physics and Instrumentation I (CT 130)
This course reviews the basics of x-ray production, the nature of x-rays and x-ray interactions with matter. Students study the construction of the CT scanner and the evolution from the early CT units to modern day units. Image acquisition, processing, and display along with quality control of the CT scanner are explored. Patient dose considerations, radiation safety issues, and CT special procedures will round out the course.
CT Clinical Practicum I (CT 145)
This course acquaints the student with the clinical environment as well as the computed tomography equipment in that environment. The student performs computed tomography procedures during all phases of clinical practicum. Students work one-on-one with a technologist at designated clinical settings. The student begins in the observation phase and moves to more hands-on scanning throughout the course. Students observe and perform a variety and volume of studies required to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) CT certification examination.
CT Clinical Practicum II (CT 155)
The purpose of clinical practicum is to apply knowledge and techniques learned thus far in the program. The student works one-on-one with a technologist at designated clinical settings. During this course, the student performs many exams independently. Utilizing the knowledge, skills, and abilities obtained in didactic and clinical education, students complete the CT procedures required to apply to take the ARRT CT certification examination.