CT Program Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

RADS-3213

3 semester hours

Advanced Clinical Practice Skills

This course focuses on the current healthcare delivery environment including patient assessment, monitoring, infection control, and management. It includes working with multicultural patients, managing problem patients, and patient education. Additional topics include an overview of considerations when working in an increasingly digital imaging environment. Note: Students are required to perform specific clinical skills in this course. It is strongly recommended that students have minimal contact with patients, patient charts, and an EKG machine (12 lead preferred).

RADS-4733

3 semester hours

Sectional Anatomy

This course is a study of human anatomy as viewed in sectional planes. Students will compare planar anatomy to sectional anatomy and recognize anatomical structures as seen in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Studies will include the cranium, brain, chest, abdomen, spine, pelvis, and extremities.

RADS-4703

3 semester hours

Principles of Computed Tomography

This course focuses on computed tomography protocols and procedures, contrast media, physics, sectional anatomy, and patient care.  This course meets the 16 hours of structured education required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Credit may be awarded to individuals who are registered in computed tomography by the ARRT. 

RADS-4723

3 semester hours

Computed Tomography Physics

Prerequisite(s): RADS 4703 or 100 hours of documented CT experience 

This course explores the basic physical and technical principles of CT scanning. Computer technology, system components, image characteristics, and quality control methods are introduced. Access to a CT scanner or instructor consent required. 

RADS–4783

3 semester hours

Computed Tomography Applications

Prerequisite(s): RADS 4783

Prerequisite(s): RADS 32134723, and 4733

This course focuses on using computed tomography as an imaging tool from the technologist’s perspective.  Topics include a review of patient care, contrast media and adverse reactions, and imaging protocols for the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and spine.  CT-guided interventional techniques will also be discussed.  Ability to perform CT scans on patients or instructor consent required. 

RADS-4933

Advanced Modalities Special Topics

New course: Begins Summer 2022