Computed tomography technologists operate advanced imaging equipment to obtain computer generated sectional images of the human body. CT technologists must be able to provide quality patient care while working closely with the radiologist in a fast-paced, high volume area.
Students enrolled in the Computed Tomography program will complete the following courses: Introduction to Computed Tomography (a prerequisite to the clinical experience), Cross Sectional Anatomy & Pathology, and CT Physics. In addition, the student will complete a clinical education experience that will be done at two approved sites where they will obtain the required clinical competencies for Computed Tomography. Upon completion of coursework, clinical education and required competencies, the student will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Computed Tomography (CT) post-primary certification exam.
To practice in the state of Ohio as a Computed Tomography (CT) technologist you must be registered as a radiographer by the ARRT and carry a radiologic license from the Ohio Department of Health. Many hospitals and imaging centers are now requiring their CT technologists be registered in CT by the ARRT.