DCT-251 - Intro to Computed Tomography

2 credits

This course is an introduction to computed tomography (CT). Content is designed to provide entry-level radiography students with an introduction to and basic understanding of the operation of a computed tomography (CT) device. The historical development and evolution of computed tomography is reviewed. Content provides a foundation in ethics and law related to the practice of medical imaging. An overview of the principles of radiation protection, including the responsibilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel and the public. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated. Topics of discussion will also include the basic instrumentation, patient care and safety, contrast media administration and contraindications, lastly patient information management.