|1. Description - |
|A practicum in a computed tomography department. Practical experience is implemented to expose the post-graduate radiologic technology student to the principles of CT with emphasis on mastery of the knowledge, insight and skills required to perform CT procedures.|
|Prerequisites: Current ARRT and CRT certification as a Radiologic Technologist.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- demonstrate accuracy in radiation protection for the patient, personnel, and self.
- exhibit knowledge and understanding in the proper use of the CT equipment.
- adhere to standards of attendance, punctuality and dependability.
- conduct themselves in a professional manner.
- apply theory to practice by exhibiting ongoing, satisfactory job performance skills.
- select proper scanning parameters and patient positioning as outlined by the department protocols.
- demonstrate knowledge and application of various patient care techniques.
- differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy as it relates to CT imaging.
- critique and evaluate CT images for good diagnostic quality.
- prepare a case study presentation based on literature search and clinical experience.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Clinical Setting: Computed Tomography Equipment. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Radiation Protection (Lab)
- Pediatric Imaging
- Computed Tomography Equipment (Lab)
- Principles of Operation
- System Components
- Punctuality and Dependability (Lab)
- Clinic time reporting
- Communicating whereabouts appropriately.
- Professional Conduct (Lab)
- Taking initiative
- Communicating effectively.
- Conducting oneself in a professional manner.
- Job Performance (Lab)
- Scanning according to protocol.
- Planning and organizing work efficiently.
- Being alert and interested in examinations.
- Reading and understanding requisition.
- Communicating effectively.
- Completing exam in a reasonable amount of time.
- Scanning Procedures (Lab)
- Patient Positioning
- Protocol Selection
- Parameter Selection
- Documentation of Procedure
- Radiation Protection
- Patient Care (Lab)
- Requisition/Medical Record Evaluation
- Room Preparation
- Patient Assessment
- Patient History/Allergies
- Universal Precautions
- Patient Discharge/Post-procedure Instructions
- Sectional Anatomy (Lab)
- Head and Neck
- Spine Extremities
- Image Display/Quality (Lab)
- Image Display
- Artifact Identification
- Case Study Presentation (Lab)
- Topic Selection
- Presentation Development
- Oral Presentation
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Presentation Project: Case Study.
- Clinical Performance Evaluation.
- Modality Quiz.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Seeram, Euclid. Computed Tomography; Physical Principles, Clinical Applications & QC. 3rd Edition, W.B. Saunders. 2008. ISBN 9781416028956 |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Radiologic Technology |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Discussion, Demonstration, Clinical Practice. |
|10. Lab Content - |
- Radiologic Technology (Computed Tomography) clinical practice.
- Radiation protection.
- Equipment operation.
- Physics and instrumentation.
- Imaging procedures.
- Patient care in a clinical setting.
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Reading Assignments as required by the Computed Tomography Department.
- Development of a case study presentation.
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology. |