CT 100 - Introduction to Computed Tomography
This course is delivered in both a traditional classroom style and online and provides the student with information necessary to enter into the computed tomography clinical setting. Topics to include: Basic principles, screening procedures, patient monitoring, dose, safety precautions, contrast agents used, contraindications, equipment operated, professional roles and behavior, processing of images, routine examinations and protocols utilized, image artifacts and compensation. Students will receive an introduction to the physics associated with computed tomography.
Prerequisite: Admission to Computed Tomography Program
MRI 102 – Cross Sectional Anatomy and Pathology
This course is delivered in a traditional classroom style and provides the student with fundamental anatomy and pathology associated with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the head, neck, face, spine, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis, upper and lower extremities. The various structures will be demonstrated in the axial, sagittal and coronal imaging planes.
Prerequisites: CT 100 – Introduction to Computed Tomography
CT 103 – CT Physics
This course is delivered in a traditional classroom style and provides the student with a comprehensive study of the physics associated with computed tomography. Topics will include: terminology associated with Computed Tomography, the history and generations of CT, EBCT, spiral scanning and multi-row scanning, CT equipment, image processing, filters and algorithms, image quality, image noise, advanced CT imaging options, artifacts, contrast administration, patient safety, quality assurance, radiation risk factors and dose.
Prerequisites: CT 100, MRI 101, or CT 104 – Introduction to Computed Tomography
The clinical component of the CT program is 300-500 hours starting the second semester. Clinical hours must be completed at two different approved sites based on site availability and student needs. Supervised sessions emphasize development of MRI skills. Emphasis on enhanced student knowledge of MRI parameters, anatomy and pathology demonstration and image quality. Practical application of contrast administration, positioning and image acquisition.
CT 200 – CT Clinical
Computed Tomography technologists operate advanced imaging equipment to obtain computer generated sectional images of the human body. Computed Tomography technologists must be able to provide quality patient care while working closely with the radiologist in a fast-paced, high volume area.
The clinical portion of the Computed Tomography Program is designed to prepare students to be competent, efficient working technologists. Upon successful completion of the CT clinical course, students will have met the examination requirements for the ARRT, and be eligible to sit for the CT post-primary certification exam. Students are responsible for completing specified competencies and fulfilling ARRT requirements.
Prerequisite: CT 100, MRI 101, or CT 104 – Introduction to Computed Tomography