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Course description: 

Colorful images and engaging animations cover computed tomography content for radiation therapy in an easy-to-follow format. This course describes the CT simulator and the role of simulation in preparing a patient for radiation therapy. It also describes common CT simulation procedures, explains laser axes and lists the steps to locate the isocenter. This course will help you gain the practical knowledge you need to adhere to safety and quality standards. Learn more about the emerging use of CT in radiation therapy and achieve your professional goals.

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.
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Course objectives: 

After you complete this module, you will be able to:

  •  Define the purpose and importance of simulation.
  •  Name the major components of the CT simulator.
  •  Describe procedures that should be performed to prepare a patient for CT simulation.
  •  Identify immobilization devices for specific sites.
  •  Explain laser location and CT coordinates.
  •  List the steps to locate isocenter.
  •  Describe the steps to simulate some common treatments.
  •  Summarize the importance of quality assurance.
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning

Language: 

  • English

Course author(s): 

ASRT: American Society Of Radiologic Technologists

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