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Computed Tomography Certificate Program 

Computed Tomography (CT) also known as Cat Scan, is an advanced level imaging procedure. CT uses x-rays and computer processing to produce cross-sectional images of the body part being scanned. CT is an invaluable radiologic diagnostic tool.

The online CT program is designed to include both online and clinical applications to prepare students to produce images for diagnostic, treatment planning, and investigative purposes. The certificate courses are sequenced so the registered radiographer can take the twenty-two credit hour courses and obtain knowledge of basic computed tomography and clinical applications. Upon completion of the program, the student will be prepared to sit for the ARRT advanced registry in Computed Tomography. The program courses will be taught online. Students are responsible for gaining approval from a clinical site in their area for the competency-based clinical applications course. 

The two-semester Computed Tomography program begins in the fall semester only. Students will be required to have a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening as part of the admissions process. Proof of current CPR certification is required before entering the CT clinical education centers. Applicants must be registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy. Applicants registered and in good standing with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) are also eligible. New registry eligible radiography graduate acceptance is contingent upon passing the ARRT Radiography exam within one month of graduation.

Contact Program Coordinator: Amy Westbury, BHS RT (R)(M)(MR) by email or 803.535.1348

Admission Requirements 
Program Cost & Ethics

 


FALL

AHS 206 - Cross-Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging
2 Class Hours
0 Lab Hours
2 Credit Hours
This course is a study of human anatomy as viewed in cross-sectional planes. This is used in medical imaging modalities such as computed tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Ultrasound. Prerequisite: Admission to CT program

 

RAD 103 - Introduction to Computed Tomography
2 Class Hours
0 Lab Hours
2 Credit Hours
This course is a study of the technological developments behind computed tomography, an overview of scanner components, terminology, data acquisition, digital imaging, image reconstruction, display and manipulations. Current applications will be explored, including patient screening, contract utilization and administration, contrast reactions and treatment, pediatrics, conscious sedation and monitoring, and radiation protection. Prerequisite: Admission to the CT Program.

 

RAD 131 - CT of the Head & Spine
1 ClassHours
0 Lab Hours
1 Credit Hours
This course covers anatomy and pathology review, imaging protocols, case studies and film critique. Prerequisites: AHS 206, RAD 103.

RAD 150 - Clinical Applications I
0 Class Hours
12 Lab Hours
4 Credit Hours
This course includes practice of hands-on clinical skills in hospital/outpatient environments. Prerequisites: Admission to CT Program.

 

SPRING
RAD 120 - Principles of Computed Tomography
3 Class Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Credit Hours
This course is a study of assurance procedures, and radiation dosimetry in computed tomography. Special applications of computer tomography will be explored including interventional procedures, high speed CT scanning, 3 dimensional CT and multiplanar reformations. A review of special scanner features will also be covered in the course. Prerequisites: AHS 206, RAD 103, RAD 131, RAD 150

 

RAD 132 - CT of the Neck, Abdomen, and Pelvis
1 Class Hours
0 Lab Hours
1 Credit Hours
This course covers anatomy and pathology review, imaging protocols, case studies and film critique. Prerequisites: AHS 206, RAD 103, RAD 120, RAD 131, RAD 150

 

RAD 133 - CT of the Extremities
1 Class Hours
0 Lab Hours
1 Credit Hours
This course covers anatomy and pathology review, imaging protocols, case studies and film critique. Prerequisites: AHS 206, RAD 103, RAD 120,RAD 131, RAD 132, RAD 150

 

RAD 160 - Clinical Applications II
0 Class Hours
18 Lab Hours
6 Credit Hours
This course is a continuation of practice of hands-on clinical skills in hospital/outpatient environments. Prerequisites: AHS 206, RAD 103, RAD 131, RAD 150

 

RAD 280 - Advanced Imaging I
2 Class Hours
0 Lab Hours
2 Credit Hours
This course provides instruction in the advanced imaging technologies that are unique to the needs of the profession. Prerequisites: AHS 206, RAD 103, RAD 131, RAD 150

 

Total Semester Credit Hours: 22.0