May 17, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RDTK 1920 - Computed Tomography Procedures I (3CR)


(3L) This course covers the anatomy and common pathology associated with computer tomography. The anatomical structures will be demonstrated in the axial, sagittal and coronal imaging planes. Scanning protocols, contrast administration, and contraindications for computed tomography of the head, neck, chest, musculoskeletal, abdomen, and pelvis will be presented. Content provides detailed coverage of procedures for CT imaging. Procedures include, but are not limited to, indications for the procedure, patient education, preparation, orientation and positioning, patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout image, selectable scan parameters, filming and archiving of the images. CT procedures will be taught for differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology images studied will reviewed for quality, anatomy and pathology. CT procedures vary from facility to facility and normally are dependent on the preferences of the radiologists. Patient Care, contrast media, venipuncture, CT injection procedures, radiation safety and protection will be emphasized for each of the scanning procedures.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Computed Tomography Program, RDTK 2200 .



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