Mar 05, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

RAD 264 - CT Procedures

This course is designed to provide detailed coverage of procedures for Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging.  Emphasis will be placed on patient care, patient assessment, basic pharmacology, medical ethics and law, and scanning procedures.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  The student must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. List the CT scanner and scan room preparation steps necessary for CT procedures.
  2. Educate the patient on the general aspects of CT and the specifics of the CT procedure.
  3. Name the patient preparation required for each protocol.
  4. Determine if contrast media is indicated for a specific protocol and if indicated, name the type, specify the dosage, and the route of administration.
  5. Determine from the patient medical laboratory results, patient history, and charted information if the use of contrast media is contraindicated and explain why.
  6. Describe the conditions that require a patient to grant informed consent in writing for a CT procedure.
  7. List the range, azimuth, anatomical landmarks, patient orientation, position, and technical factors used to produce CT images for a given protocol.
  8. Provide correct information concerning the scan field of view, display field of view, mode, algorithm, gantry angle, technical factors, range, table incrementation, and slice thickness for each procedure protocol.
  9. List the routine filming format for each protocol studied.
  10. Perform any nonroutine procedure tasks associated with CT protocols.
  11. Differentiate between scanning parameters for routine CT procedure vs. spiral protocols.
  12. Explain current trends in CT image archiving.
  13. List post-procedure patient instructions for each procedure protocol.