Class Descriptions

CAT-210: CT Physics & Equipment

This course covers the system operations and components, image processing and display, image quality, and artifacts in computed tomography. Emphasis is placed on the data acquisition components, tissue attenuation conversions, image manipulation, and factors controlling image resolution. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the physics and instrumentation used in computed tomography.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

CAT-210A: CT Physics & Equipment Lab

This course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from classroom instruction to the computed tomography clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on system components and operation, and exposes the student to the clinical applications of the equipment that comprise CT. Upon completion, students should be able to assume a variety of duties and responsibilities within the computed tomography clinical environment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

CAT-211: CT Procedures

This course is designed to cover specialized patient care, cross-sectional anatomy, contrast media, and scanning procedures in computed tomography. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment and monitoring, contrast agents' use, radiation safety, methods of data acquisition, and identification of cross-sectional anatomy. Upon completion, students should be able to integrate all facets of the imaging procedures in computed tomography.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

CAT-212: CT Sectional-Anatomy

This course is designed to cover aspects of cross-sectional anatomy as related to the CT imaging process. Emphasis is placed on the function and identification of anatomical structures within the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system visualized on CT images. Upon completion, students should be able to integrate all knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy into the routine CT imaging process.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

CAT-214: CT Pathology

This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of common diseases diagnosable using CT. Emphasis is placed on the examination and demonstration of each disease or trauma process from its description, etiology, associated symptoms, and diagnosis with appearance on CT. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and define terms associated with pathologies on CT.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

CAT-215: CT Procedures

This course designed to provide a thorough understanding of CT procedures that include patient care, patient assessment, basic pharmacology, medical ethics and law, and scanning procedures. Emphasis is placed on patient care and assessment as it relates to CT, contrast reaction protocols, proper use, and administration of both oral and intravenous contrast agents as used in CT. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and demonstrate proper CT procedures, patient care and assessment and proper use of CT contrast agents.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

CAT-224: CT Clinical Practicum

This course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from classroom instruction to the computed tomography clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on patient care and positioning, scanning procedures, and image production in computed tomography. Upon completion, students should be able to assume a variety of duties and responsibilities within the computed tomography clinical environment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:12
 

CAT-226: CT Clinical Practicum

This course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from classroom instruction to the computed tomography clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on patient care and positioning, scanning procedures, and image production in computed tomography. Upon completion, students should be able to assume a variety of duties and responsibilities within the computed tomography clinical environment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:6
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:18
 

CAT-227: CT Clinical Practicum

This course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from classroom instruction to the computed tomography clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on patient care and positioning, scanning procedures, and image production in computed tomography. Upon completion, students should be able to assume a variety of duties and responsibilities within the computed tomography clinical environment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:7
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:21
 

CAT-228: CT Clinical Practicum

This course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from classroom instruction to the computed tomography clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on patient care and positioning, scanning procedures, and image production in computed tomography. Upon completion, students should be able to assume a variety of duties and responsibilities within the computed tomography clinical environment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:8
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:24
 

CAT-231: CT Clinical Practicum

This course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from classroom instruction to the computed tomography clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on patient care and positioning, scanning procedures, and image production in computed tomography. Upon completion, students should be able to assume a variety of duties and responsibilities within the computed tomography clinical environment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:11
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:33
 

CAT-261: CT Exam Prep

This course is a review of the components specific to CT imaging technology as practiced in didactic and clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on content specifications of the ARRT post primary certification in CT. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the topics presented for successful completion of the ARRT post-primary certification exam.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

IMG-110: Fundamentals of Imaging I

This course provides an overview of the principles of imaging for radiography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and radiation therapy. Emphasis is placed on image production and anatomical relationships in radiography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and radiation therapy. Upon completion, students should be able to identify basic anatomy on, and differentiate between, radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and ultrasound images.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:6
 

IMG-111: Fundamentals of Imaging II

This course provides an overview of the principles of imaging for CT, PET, CT/PET and MRI. Emphasis is placed on image production and anatomical relationships in CT, PET, CT/PET, and MRI. Upon completion, students should be able to identify basic anatomy on, and differentiate between, CT, PET, CT/PET, and MRI images.

Course Prerequisites:
Take IMG-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:6
 

IMG-120: Patient Care Medical Imaging

This course is designed to provide the basic concepts of patient care in a healthcare facility. Topics include routine and emergent patient care procedures, infection control procedures, and usage of universal precautions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

IMG-130: Imaging Ethics & Law

This course covers the legalities of relationships between health care workers and patients. Emphasis is placed on professional malpractice, patient rights, legal and professional standards, and ethical considerations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the legal and ethical responsibilities of a diagnostic imaging professional.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0