CT: Basic CT Instrumentation and Operation

This program provides a historic overview of multiple generations of computed tomography (CT) imaging equipment. The vocabulary necessary for any technologist entering the CT imaging environment is introduced and explained.

Basic CT Instrumentation and Operation
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this program, Kristi Rayman, an imaging educator in Sturgis, South Dakota, provides a historic overview of multiple generations of computed tomography (CT) imaging equipment. The vocabulary necessary for any technologist entering the CT imaging environment also is introduced and explained.

By the end of this program, the participant should be able to:

 1. Discuss seven generations of CT scanning.

 2. Identify the clinical applications of CT technology.

 3. Recognize the components of a modern CT scanner.

 4. Define image display parameters.

 5. Describe picture archiving and communications system (PACS)

REQUIREMENTS

The target audience includes radiologic technologists who perform CT. Radiology assistants and other medical personnel also may benefit from material in this program.

CURRICULUM

  1. CT: A Brief History

  2. Clinical Applications and CT Technology

  3. Image Reconstruction and Display