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Computed Tomography Certificate Program

CT Program Course Descriptions

RADS-3213

3 semester hours

Advanced Clinical Practice Skills

This course focuses on the current healthcare delivery environment including patient assessment, monitoring, infection control, and management. It includes working with multicultural patients, managing problem patients, and patient education. Additional topics include an overview of considerations when working in an increasingly digital imaging environment.

RADS-4733

3 semester hours

Sectional Anatomy

This course is a study of human anatomy as viewed in sectional planes. Students will compare planar anatomy to sectional anatomy and recognize anatomical structures as seen in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Studies will include the cranium, brain, chest, abdomen, spine and pelvis.

RADS-4723

3 semester hours

 

Principles of Computed Tomography

This course explores the basic physical and technical principles of CT scanning. Computer technology, system components, image characteristics and quality control methods are introduced. Access to a CT scanner or instructor consent required.

RADS-4783

3 semester hours

Computed Tomography Applications I

Prerequisite(s): RADS 3213, 4733, 4723
This course focuses on the use of computed tomography as an imaging tool from the technologist's perspective. Topics include a review of patient care, contrast media and adverse reactions, and imaging protocols for the head, neck, chest, spine, and CTA imaging. CT-guided interventional techniques will also be discussed. Access to a CT scanner or instructor consent required.

RADS–4793

3 semester hours

RADS - 4793 Computed Tomography Applications II

Prerequisite(s): RADS 4783

This course is a continuation on the use of computed tomography as an imaging tool from the technologist's perspective. Topics include a review of patient care, contrast media and adverse reactions, and imaging protocols for the chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, and special considerations in pediatric imaging and critical care imaging. Access to a CT scanner or instructor consent required.