May 16, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RDTK 2945 - Computed Tomography Procedures II (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 computer tomography of the pediatric procedures will be covered in depth to include: exam protocol, radiation protection and dose considerations, special patient care issues and contrast media and injections. Pediatric exams will cover CT of the head, neck, spine, abdomen, chest, musculoskeletal system, and CT angiography. Special applications in CT will be presented. Specialized CT procedures will include breast imaging, interventional CT studies, CT fluoroscopy, PET and CT fusion, cardiac scanning, CT angiography, CT guided biopsies, virtual colonoscopy, brain and transplant studies. Radiation therapy simulation studies will also be discussed. 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. CT images studied will be reviewed for quality, anatomy and pathology. CT procedures vary from facility to facility and normally are dependent on the preferences of the radiologists.

Prerequisites: RDTK 2200 , RDTK 1920 .



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