Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of
Radiologic Sciences

Computed Tomography

Computed Tomography (CT) technologists use x-ray technology to take cross-sectional images of the body. CT technologists operate CT scanners, picture archiving and communication systems and related equipment. They dispense oral contrast to patients, perform venipuncture, evaluate CT scans for quality and accuracy, assist radiologist with special procedures and provide care for the psychological and physical needs of the patient.

They have direct contact with healthy and critically ill inpatients and outpatients of all all ages, lifting them to and from the exam table, and positioning them correctly for the tests, but generally work at computers in small, low-lit rooms.

Our Computed Tomography courses are available online and on-site for:

  • Advanced placement students who have RT(R), RT(T), RT(N), CNMT or ARRT/NMTCB eligibility and 50 prerequisite credits
  • Second year Dual-Concentration students who took radiography, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine in the first year
  • Part-time Computed Tomography BS students who have RT(R), RT(T), RT(N), CNMT or ARRT/NMTCB eligibility and 50 prerequisite credits

Clinical training is scheduled on an individual basis. Contact Dr. Frances Gilman or Dr. Richard Weening for information.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the CT Program is to provide a comprehensive education preparing students for entry-level practice in radiologic and imaging sciences as competent, caring members of the health care team, cultivating professionalism and life-long learning.

Computed Tomography Concentration within Your Degree

Dual-Concentration students cannot take Computed Tomography in their first year unless they are already RT(R), RT(T), RT(N) or CNMT registered. Dual-Concentration students who complete Radiography, Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine program in their first year are eligible for the Computed Tomography program.

Students must consult an admissions counselor or a Radiologic Sciences faculty member when choosing concentrations, to help make sure that the combination you choose is the best option for your future career.

Goals

Clinical Performance & Clinical Competence

CT Program students will be clinically competent, as demonstrated by appropriate patient care techniques and equipment skills.

Problem Solving Skills & Critical Thinking

CT Program students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in making decisions about CT exams. Students will demonstrate appropriate image evaluation and optimization techniques.

Communication Skills

CT Program students will master the communication skills necessary to interact successfully with patients and other members of the healthcare team. Students will demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication techniques.

Professional Development & Growth

CT Program students will demonstrate potential for professional development and growth. Students will:

  • Develop effective work habits and professional values
  • Function as professionals in the healthcare setting

Program Effectiveness

Program Completion Rates*

5 Year Average
(Classes 2011 – 2015)

# of Students Entered Program # of Students  Graduated Program
Program Completion Rate
16 15 94%


Class 2015 Only

# of Students Entered Program # of Students  Graduated Program
Program Completion Rate
2 2 100%

Credentialing Examination Pass Rates*

Pass rates are on FIRST attempt ONLY within SIX MONTHS post graduation.

5 Year Average
(Classes 2011 – 2015)

# of Our Students Who Took Exam
# of Our Students Who Passed


Pass
Rates
10 10 100%


Class 2015 Only

# of Our Students Who Took Exam
# of Our Students Who Passed


Pass
Rates
1 1 100%

Job Placement Results*

Job Placement rates are within ONE year post graduation.

5 Year Average
(Classes 2011 – 2015)

# of Students Seeking Job # of Students Employed in 1 Year Job Placement Rate
11 11 100%


Class 2015 Only

# of Students Seeking Job # of Students Employed in 1 Year Job Placement Rate
2 2 100%

*Data from Program Director (updated annually). Data collected September 20, 2016.