DCT-255 - CT Imaging Procedures I

2 credits

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

Content provides detailed coverage of procedures for CT imaging of adults and pediatric patients. Procedures include, but are not limited to, indications for the procedure, patient education, preparation, orientation and positioning, patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout image, selectable scan parameters and archiving of the images. CT procedures will be taught for differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology. CT images studied will be reviewed for quality, anatomy and pathology. CT procedures vary from facility to facility and normally are dependent on the preferences of the radiologists.