DCT-265 - CT Imaging Procedures II

2 credits

This course provides knowledge of CT procedures of the neck, spine, musculoskeletal system, and spinal procedures. Topics include anatomy, pathology, scanning procedures, scanning protocol, contrast administration, and contraindications for computed tomography. Post-processing techniques are also addressed.

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.