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RAT 2641 Principles of Computed Tomography

Basic instrumentation and application concepts, including computer and x-ray unit components and their application to protocols for acquiring sectional images of various body systems.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Radiologic Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Identify protocols for acquiring computed tomography images of the central nervous system including the brain and spine, thorax, abdomen and pelvis, extremities, and special imaging procedures.
  • Identify radiographic appearances of various diseases on computed tomography images.
  • Describe contrast media and methods of administration relative to computed tomography.
  • Describe basic fundamentals of Computed Tomography (CT) instrumentation including hardware, software, x-ray unit components, selectable scan factors, image acquisition and archiving, and image quality factors and artifacts.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 2