Computed Tomography Specialist - CT91

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Valdosta Campus
  • Coffee Campus

Program Overview

The Computed Tomography (CT) technical certificate program provides educational opportunities to the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist and registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. It provides students with the knowledge needed to perform CT exams, and to sit for the Post-Primary Computed Tomography Certification Examination. The academic component is designed to meet competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in Computed Tomography, as well as providing for continuing educational requirements.

 

**This program qualifies for the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG).** 

Please visit Georgia’s Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant for more information.

 

 

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;     
 
*Be at least 18 years of age;      

*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;     
 
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;      

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores;    

*Candidates for the Computed Tomography program must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist, Registered Radiation Therapist, or a Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist

 ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

*American Heart Association Provider CPR Certification, physical examination, up-to-date immunizations, criminal background check and drug screen required prior to start of clinical rotation.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (21 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: RADT 2220, RADT 2250

Introduces the student to computed tomography and patient care in the CT suite. Topics include: the history of computed tomography, patient care and assessment, anatomy, contrast agents, radiation safety and protection, medical ethics and law, cultural diversity, and patient information management.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: RADT 2230, RADT 2265

Introduces the concepts of basic physics and instrumentation for computed tomography. Topics include: computer concepts, system operation and components, image processing and display, instrumentation, single slice and volume scanning, 3-D volume rendering, image quality and artifacts, radiation protection and quality control.
RADT
2220
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: RADT 2201, RADT 2250

Provides knowledge CT procedures of the head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. Topics include: anatomy, pathology, scanning procedures, scanning protocol, contrast administration, and contraindications for computed tomography.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: RADT 2210, RADT 2265

Provides knowledge of anatomy, pathology, scanning protocols, contrast administration, and contraindications for computed tomography of the neck, spine, musculoskeletal system, and special procedures. Post-processing and quality assurance criteria are addressed. Topics include: anatomy, pathology, scanning protocol, contrast administration and contraindications, post processing and quality assurance,

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: RADT 2201, RADT 2220

Introduces students to the computed tomography department and provides an opportunity for participation in and observation of CT procedures. Students progress toward completion of clinical competency evaluations. Topics include: exam preparation, patient care, equipment utilization, exposure techniques, evaluation of CT procedures, and incorporation of contrast media.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: RADT 2210, RADT 2230

Provides students with continued computed tomography work experience. Students demonstrate increased proficiency levels in skills introduced in Computed Tomography Procedures and practiced in the previous clinical course. Students complete clinical competency evaluations. Topics include: exam preparation, patient care, equipment utilization, exposure techniques, evaluation of CT procedures, and incorporation of contrast media.

 

Student

Related Program Options:

Radiologic Technology Degree

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Advisors

Brent Clemmer
Radiology Tech. Clinical Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 216
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext. 3070
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus