RADI305 Procedures in Computed Tomography
Department of Health Sciences: Radiography
- I. Course Number and Title
- RADI305 Procedures in Computed Tomography
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- Admission to the Computed Tomography program
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course focuses on computed tomography examination preparation, patient positioning, contrast media usage, patient education and safety as they pertain to the field of computed tomography. The scanning parameters, radiation dose reduction and positioning are discussed. Students review computed tomography images for pathology, anatomy, and quality.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- describe standard computed tomography positioning terms;
- identify general procedures for computed tomography examinations;
- evaluate computed tomography images for positioning, centering, anatomy, and image quality;
- employ the problem-solving process used for image analysis; and
- demonstrate an awareness of cultural factors that necessitate adopting standard examination protocols.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Neck and Chest
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- Additional Procedures
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent assessment consist of electronically administered exams, multi-media projects and participation in online discussions.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Approval Date - 04/18