Computed Tomography Specialist (CT91)  Technical Certificate of Credit


(Stand- Alone Certificate & Embedded Certificate in the Advanced Medical Imaging Associate Degree Program)

Program Description:

The Computed Tomography (CT) technical certificate program provides educational opportunities to the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist and registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. It provides students with the knowledge needed to perform CT exams, and to sit for the Post-Primary Computed Tomography Certification Examination. The academic component is designed to meet competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in Computed Tomography, as well as providing for continuing educational requirements.

IMPORTANT: Applicants must be a registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist or registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing.

Students are selected on a first come, first serve basis. New students are accepted for Fall Semester. Clinical slots are limited. Clinical education credit will be considered for prior clinical experience.

After applying to ATC, applicants must contact program faculty to determine clinical credit and/or clinical slot placement.

In order to begin the clinical requirements, students must complete a physical form, tuberculosis skin test, supply proof of immunization, undergo a background check, and submit to a drug screen test. Students completing the CT clinical education courses must provide their radiation dose history.

Entrance date: Varies

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION – Writing 236 ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills 60
Reading 232 Reading Comp. 55
Arithmetic 235 Arthmetic 34

Credits required for graduation: 21

  • Albany Technical College is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Applied Science Degrees, Associate of Science in Nursing Degrees, Diplomas, and Technical Certificates of Credit. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Albany Technical College.
Courses 21 credits
RADT 2201
Corequisites: RADT 2220, RADT 2250

Introduces the student to computed tomography and patient care in the CT suite. Topics include: the history of computed tomography, patient care and assessment, anatomy, contrast agents, radiation safety and protection, medical ethics and law, cultural diversity, and patient information management. 

2
RADT 2220
Corequisites: RADT 2201, RADT 2250

Provides knowledge CT procedures of the head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. Topics include: anatomy, pathology, scanning procedures, scanning protocol, contrast administration, and contraindications for computed tomography. 

3
RADT 2250
Corequisites: RADT 2201, RADT 2220

Introduces students to the computed tomography department and provides an opportunity for participation in and observation of CT procedures. Students progress toward completion of clinical competency evaluations. Topics include: exam preparation, patient care, equipment utilization, exposure techniques, evaluation of CT procedures, and incorporation of contrast media. 

4
RADT 2210
Corequisites: RADT 2230, RADT 2265

Introduces the concepts of basic physics and instrumentation for computed tomography. Topics include: computer concepts, system operation and components, image processing and display, instrumentation, single slice and volume scanning, 3-D volume rendering, image quality and artifacts, radiation protection and quality control.

5
RADT 2230
Corequisites: RADT 2210, RADT 2265

Provides knowledge of anatomy, pathology, scanning protocols, contrast administration, and contraindications for computed tomography of the neck, spine, musculoskeletal system, and special procedures. Post-processing and quality assurance criteria are addressed. Topics include: anatomy, pathology, scanning protocol, contrast administration and contraindications, post processing and quality assurance.

3
Faculty
Click to view profile for LeAnn S. Watson
Program Chair

Program Chair, Radiologic Technology
Healthcare Technology Building

Click to view profile for Kathryn Daniels
Advisor

Radiologic Technology, Instructor
Healthcare Technology Building

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