Curriculum: Computed Tomography Undergraduate Certificate

July 11, 2022
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August 22, 2022
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The Computed Tomography Certificate program consists of 14 credit hours delivered over two semesters. Students will complete three courses in the fall, and two courses in the spring.

CT Sectional Anatomy with Pathologic Correlation

This course provides an overview of gross anatomy as seen on CT images. Although a primary emphasis will be on the identification of normal anatomy in two-dimensional and three-dimensional planes, a discussion of the imaging characteristics seen in common pathological conditions will also be included. This course will follow the Content Specifications of the American Registry of Radiological Technologists' post-primary certification examination in Computer Tomography.

CT Patient Care and Safety

This course will emphasize patient care, patient assessment, basic pharmacology, radiation protection, and medical ethics and law as related to CT imaging. Content will also include use and administration of CT contrast agents and contrast reaction protocols.

CT Procedures

This course provides detailed coverage of procedures for CT imaging of adults and pediatric patients. Content includes indications for the procedure, patient education, preparation, orientation and positioning, patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, localizer image, selectable scan parameters, and archiving of the images. CT procedures will be taught for differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology, and pathology. CT exam images will be reviewed for quality, anatomy, and pathology. This course will follow the Content Specifications of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' post-primary certification examination in Computer Tomography.

CT Image Production

Content includes the components, principles, and operation of digital imaging systems found in CT to include the factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving, and retrieval. Principles of CT system quality assurance and maintenance are also included. This course will follow the Content Specifications of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' post-primary certification examination in Computed Tomography.

CT Clinical Practicum

Under supervision of a registered technologist, students will apply concepts of CT procedures, image production, radiation protection, and patient care. Students will document the required clinical experiences in accordance with American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) guidelines. A weekly, one-hour lecture will allow students to prepare for the AART CT certification exam. This course is designed to meet the Clinical Experience requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' post-primary certification examination in Computer Tomography.

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