Computed Tomography Courses

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CTC 110 Patient Care and Safety

This course introduces students to patient care and assessment for computed to­mography (CT) imaging exams. Contrast administration and venipuncture tech­niques are explained. Students learn contrast administration precautions and management of medical emergencies in the CT suite. Radiation safety and mini­mizing patient radiation exposure for CT exam protocols is explained. Hours: 39 online lecture. Prerequisites: Graduation from a program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and permission of the department head. Course fee: $50. Usually offered in the spring. (3.0 Credits)

CTC 112 Advanced Sectional Anatomy

This course introduces students to advanced sectional anatomy concepts in computed tomography. Stu­dents evaluate anatomical structures visualized in the axial, coronal and sagittal planes. Cross sectional anatomy of the face, head, neck, spine, chest, abdomen and pelvis are reviewed. Sectional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system are ex­plained. Pathologies demonstrated in cross section are described. Hours: 39 online lecture. Prerequisites: Graduation from a program accredited by the Joint Review Com­mittee on Education in Radiologic Technology, certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and permission of the department head. Course fee: $50. Usually offered in the spring. (3.0 Credits)

CTC 113 Image Production and Evaluation

This course covers the image formation, equipment operation and scanning prin­ciples related to computed tomography (CT). Students learn imaging and data ac­quisition parameters according to specific CT protocols. Image processing tech­niques, including retrospective reconstruction and post-processing views such as 3D-reconstruction and volume rendering, are described. Image quality and dis­play, artifact recognition and CT informatics are taught in this course. Hours: 39 online lecture. Prerequisites: CTC 110, CTC 112 and CTC 121 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $50. Usually offered in the summer. (3.0 Credits)

CTC 115 Imaging Procedures

This course covers computed tomography (CT) imaging procedures of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine and musculoskeletal system. Protocol consid­erations according to the patient's age, clinical indication and medical diagnosis are discussed. Post-processing image functions and advanced imaging techniques are explained. Pathology diagnosed according to specific CT procedures performed are described. Hours: 39 online lecture. Prerequisites: CTC 110, CTC 112 and CTC 121 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $50. Usually offered in the summer. (3.0 Credits)

CTC 121 Clinical Practicum I

Students practice computed tomography (CT) imaging principles and clinical skills under the direct supervision of certified CT technologists and preceptors. Patient preparation, scanning and evaluation of CT images are part of this learn­ing experience. Image display, processing and artifact recognition are reviewed during clinical rotations. Students practice venipuncture and monitor contrast in­jections according to the practice standards of the clinical affiliate. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) expects students to complete 125 CT exams/procedures in specific categories as outlined in the ARRT CT require­ments. This course provides students with the opportunity to complete CT imag­ing scans in a supervised clinical setting. Hours: 208 clinical. Prerequisites: Gradua­tion from a program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and permission of the department head. Course fee: $50. Insurance: $18. Usually offered in the spring. (2.0 Credits)

CTC 122 Clinical Practicum II

This is the second in a series of CT clinical practicum courses. Students practice computed tomography (CT) imaging principles and clinical skills under the direct supervision of certified CT technologists and preceptors. Patient preparation, scanning and evaluation of CT images are part of this learning experience. Image display, processing and artifact recognition are reviewed during clinical rotations. Students practice venipuncture and monitor contrast injections according to the practice standards of the clinical affiliate. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) expects students to complete 125 CT exams/procedures in specific categories as outlined in the ARRT CT requirements. This course provides students with the opportunity to complete CT imaging scans in a supervised clin­ical setting. Hours: 208 clinical. Prerequisites: CTC 110, CTC 112 and CTC 121 with grades of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Course fee: $50. Insur­ance: $18. Usually offered in the summer. (2.0 Credits)

CTC 123 Clinical Practicum III

This course prepares students to take the American Registry of Radiologic Tech­nologists (ARRT) computed tomography (CT) exam. Students review ARRT exam topics, including patient care, safety, image production and image procedures re­lated to the CT modality. Upon completion of this course and the required clinical CT exams, students are prepared to take the ARRT CT exam to become certified as a CT technologist. This is the third in a series of three clinical practicum courses during which students practice CT imaging principles and clinical skills under the direct supervision of certified CT technologists and preceptors. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) expects students to complete 125 CT exams/procedures in specific categories as outlined in the ARRT CT require­ments. This course provides students with the opportunity to complete CT imag­ing scans in a supervised clinical setting. Hours: 26 online lecture and 104 clinical. Prerequisites: CTC 113, CTC 115 and CTC 122 with grades of "C" or better or per­mission of the department head. Course fee: $50. Insurance: $18. Usually offered in the fall. (3.0 Credits)

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