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Course description: 

When you buy all 12 modules as a series, you will receive a free bonus practice test to help you prepare for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' computed tomography exam. Whether you're trying to decide if CT is the specialty for you or you need to prepare for a lecture or exam, you can use this series to get the practical knowledge you need to achieve your professional goals. Colorful images and engaging animations explain the basics of CT in an easy-to-follow format. This package includes all 12 modules and the practice test containing 83 questions.

  1. Module 1 Fundamentals (1 CE)
  2. Module 2 Equipment and Instrumentation (1 CE)
  3. Module 3 Data Acquisition (1 CE)
  4. Module 4 Image Processing and Reconstruction (1 CE)
  5. Module 5 Patient Safety (1CE)
  6. Module 6 Image Quality (1 CE)
  7. Module 7 Procedures (2 CE)
  8. Module 8 Cross-sectional Anatomy of the Head and Neck (2 CE)
  9. Module 9 Cross-sectional Anatomy of the Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis(2 CE)
  10. Module 10 Additional Applications (2 CE)
  11. Module 11 - Pathology Part 1 (1 CE)
  12. Module 12 - Pathology Part 2 (1 CE)
  13. Bonus Practice Test (0 CE)

After successful completion of all 12 for-credit modules, you will receive a Recognition of Achievement award from the ASRT.

This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Authors:
Rebecca R. Blankley, R.T.(R)(M)(CT)(MR), Lee A. Bradley, M.S.R.I.S., R.T.(R)(CT), Hal C. Davison, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT), Chandra Gerrard, A.S., R.T.(R)(CT), Patty Hiddinga, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT), Myke Kudlas, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(QM), Nikkole Weber, R.T.(R)(CT)(M) and Bettye G. Wilson, M.A.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT), RDMS, FASRT.

About the authors:

Rebecca R. Blankley is a CT technologist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. Lee A. Bradley is a clinical instructor and CT technologist in the Department of Radiology at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, N.J. Hal C. Davison is an instructor of radiology at Mayo Medical School and a CT staff technologist at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. Chandra Y. Gerrard is a CT technologist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. Patty Hiddinga is a CT technologist in the Department of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Myke Kudlas is the vice president of education and research at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nikkole Weber is the lead technologist in the Department of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Bettye G. Wilson works as an educator at the University of Alabama Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala.

Author: ASRT

The mission of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is to advance the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care.

 

 

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Course objectives: 

CT Basics: Module 1 Fundamentals
Presents the essential content needed to begin a career in CT.
CT Basics: Module 2 Equipment and Instrumentation
Offers an in-depth look at the major components of the modern CT scanner.
CT Basics: Module 3 Data Acquisition
Covers the different methods of acquiring CT images.
CT Basics: Module 4 Image Processing and Reconstruction
Describes the steps required for CT image reconstruction and enhancement.
CT Basics: Module 5 Patient Safety
Demonstrates the methods used to measure patient dose, increase patient safety and reduce occupational exposure in CT.
CT Basics: Module 6 Image Quality
Illustrates how image quality is a balance between selectable factors and radiation dose.
CT Basics: Module 7 Procedures
Explores routine head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, thoracic and lumbar spine and extremity examinations as well as CT angiography of the chest.
CT Basics: Module 8 Cross-Sectional Anatomy of the Head and Neck
Provides the necessary tools for understanding anatomy in three dimensions by demonstrating the location, function and appearance of major structures in the head and neck.
CT Basics: Module 9 Cross-Sectional Anatomy of the Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis
Provides the necessary tools for understanding anatomy in three dimensions by demonstrating the location, function and appearance of major structures in the thorax (chest), abdomen and pelvis.
CT Basics: Module 10 - Additional Applications
Covers advanced CT scanning techniques and the postprocessing applications that can be used to manipulate volumes of data.

Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning

Language: 

  • English

Course author(s): 

Myke Kudlas

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