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Discipline: Radiologic Technology Certificate: Computed Tomography - E0397
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Computed Tomography Clinical Experience 7A RAD 7A
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team.
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images.
  • The student will position the patient and gantry to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • The student will select technical factors producing quality diagnostic images with the lowest possible radiation exposure.
  • The student will demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of procedures.
Computed Tomography Clinical Experience 7B RAD 7B
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team.
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images.
  • The student will position the patient and gantry to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • Student/Graduate will select optimal technical factors
  • The student will selects accurate protocol and procedure parameters for each exam.
  • The student will be able to select accurate protocol and procedure parameters for each examination.
Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation RAD 72
  • The student will evaluate Computed Tomography (CT) images for artifacts.
  • The student will describe common postprocessing techniques used for various CT procedures.
  • The student will describe the quality control steps utilized to assure consistent, high-quality CT images.
  • The student will identify current methods used to measure patient dose in CT.
  • The student will identify and describe the function of the major components of the CT imaging system.
  • The student will evaluate Computed Tomography (CT) images for artifacts.
Computed Tomography Procedures and Patient Care RAD 71
  • The student will match the symptoms with the appropriate medical interventions for a patient with a contrast agent reaction/problem.
  • The student will identify the lab values used to assess patient condition, and differentiate between normal values and out-of-range values.
  • The student will explain why different window width and window levels are selected.
  • The student will select accurate window width and window level for each procedure.
  • The student will differentiate between scanning parameters for conventional vs. helical procedures.
  • The student will match the symptoms with the appropriate medical interventions for a patient with a contrast agent reaction/problem.
Computed Tomography Sectional Anatomy and Pathology RAD 70
  • The student will identify various anatomic structures displayed on axial, multiplanar, and three-dimensional computed tomography images.
  • The student will define common terms used in the study of pathology.
  • The student will identify topographical anatomy used to locate underlying internal structures.
  • The student will identify pathology resulting from trauma on CT images.
  • The student will differentiate between a normal and abnormal cross-sectional image of an anatomical structure.