Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed Tomography (CT) technologists are highly skilled professionals that use x-ray technology to take cross-sectional images of the body. CT technologists operate the CT unit, evaluate patient's medical history, position patients for complete anatomy desired, establish appropriate parameters for quality and safety of patients, perform 3D post-processing images, and utilize informatics and related equipment. In addition, they are responsible for dispensing oral contrast to patients, performing venipuncture, evaluating CT scans for quality and accuracy, assisting the radiologist with special procedures and providing the care for the psychological and physical needs of the patient.
CT Technologists have direct contact with healthy patients, critically ill inpatients, and outpatients of all ages, assisting patients to and from the exam table, and positioning them correctly for the anatomy desired, as well as, working with computers that uses the latest technology.
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 Mr. Keimer for information.
The Mission of the Department of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences and CT Program is to provide a comprehensive education preparing students for entry-level practice in medical imaging and radiation 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 Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences faculty member when choosing concentrations, to help make sure that the combination you choose is the best option for your future career.
CT Program students will be clinically competent, as demonstrated by appropriate patient care techniques and equipment skills.
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.
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.
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