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The following CT distance education courses provide the information outlined in The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination Content Specifications for CT. It should be noted that those wishing to sit for the ARRT - CT examination must have completed the ARRT Primary Certification in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy and the ARRT clinical experience requirements for CT. The clinical experience requirements may be completed at your place of employment or by enrolling in partnering clinical internships.
Instructor: Kelley Kirby (firstname.lastname@example.org)Semesters Offered: Summer, Fall, and SpringDescription: This course is designed to provide the student with anatomy as identifiable in sections. The units will include instruction of transverse, sagittal and coronal views of the central nervous system, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and musculoskeletal system. Anatomical structures will be correlated with CT and MRI images.Prerequisite: Human Anatomy 027:053, 060:113, 06:099, or 060:110, or Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy or Sonography Program anatomy course.
Instructor: Stephanie Harris (email@example.com)Semesters Offered: FallDescription: Information on CT procedures of the head, neck, thorax, mediastinum, abdomen, and pelvis, to include positioning techniques, patient preparation, monitoring and care, indications and contraindications for the procedures, and contrast media usage will be presented. Basic protocol information, along with adjustments to tailor the procedures for the patient's indications, and brief units on patient care topics relevant to CT patients and procedures and on CT parameters and equipment will be included.Prerequisite: ARRT Primary Certification in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation TherapyCorequisite: RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy (if not taken as prerequisite)
Instructor: Zanetta Hoehle (firstname.lastname@example.org)Semesters Offered: Summer, Fall, and SpringDescription: Normal arterial and venous anatomy of all parts of the circulatory system will be discussed and illustrated through angiographic, MRI, and CT images. Common variants will also be presented.Prerequisite: Human Anatomy 027:053, 060:113, 060:099, or 060:110, or Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy or Sonography Program anatomy course.
Instructor: Stephanie Harris (email@example.com)Semesters Offered: SpringDescription: Imaging information in musculoskeletal exams, 3D reconstruction, CTAs, cardiac to include gating, biopsies, drains, post-myelography, Radiation Therapy planning and 4D imaging, CT arthrography, PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and virtual colonoscopy will be presented. Procedure indications and contraindications, patient and room preparation, positioning techniques, contrast media usage, and scan parameters for each will be included, along with basic protocol information and how to tailor procedures to the patient's indications.Prerequisite: RSCT:4120 CT Procedures ICorequisites: RSCI:4110 Vascular Anatomy (if not taken as prerequisite)
Instructor: Kathy Martensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)Semester Offered: FallDescription: Content is designed to impart an understanding of the physical principles and instrumentation involved in computed tomography. The historical development and evolution of computed tomography is reviewed. Physics topics covered include the characteristics of x-radiation, CT beam attenuation, linear attenuation coefficients, tissue characteristics, and Hounsfield numbers application. Data acquisition and manipulation techniques, image reconstruction algorithms such as filtered back-projection and Fourier transform will be explained. Computed tomography systems and operations will be explored with full coverage of radiographic tube configuration, collimator design and function, detector type, characteristics and functions and the CT computer and array processor. CT image processing and display will be examined from data acquisition through post-processing and archiving and patient factors related to other elements affecting image quality will be explained, as well a artifact production and reduction. Radiation protection practices and quality control will also be explored.Prerequisite: Successful completion of ARRT Primary Certification in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy.
Instructor: Stephanie Setter (email@example.com)Semesters Offered: SpringDescription: The Pathology for Advanced Imaging course will focus on common pathological conditions found on CT and MRI images, including protocol appearance variations. The units of CNS, Musculoskeletal, Neck/Thorax and Abdominopelvic pathology will be the areas covered. Common pathologies from each of these body sections will be included. Learning will be enhanced by textbook readings, in class discussions and special projects including: Case studies and Power Point Presentations. There will be weekly quizzes as well as a course final exam.Corequisite: RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy if not taken as a prerequisite or 3 months CT/MRI experience.
RSCT:4100 Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences
RSCI:4110 Vascular Anatomy
RSCT:4130 CT Physical Principles and Quality Control
RSCT:4120 CT Procedures I
RSCT:4125 CT Procedures II
RSCT:4110 CT/MRI Pathology
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