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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   Approval of Department 


  • Describe CT instrumentation to include console manipulation, image production and protocol, troubleshooting artifacts, and equipment maintenance.
  • Describe the principles of safe practice when using CT equipment.
  • Identify normal anatomy on computed tomography images and identify various pathology and diseases on computed tomography images.
  • Describe related contrast media used in CT and CTA studies, safe use and contraindications.
  • Identify and describe patient care considerations to include patient history and preparation, infection control, patient assessment and emergency care.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3