RAD 205 - Fundamentals of Computed Tomography
Formerly Principles of Computed Tomography
This course introduces the fundamentals of Computed Tomography. Course content includes: imaging procedures, patient care, pharmacology, venipuncture, physics, technical factors, cross sectional anatomy and pathology.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the various generations of Computed Tomography Scanners.
- Define the CT imaging system components and their functions.
- Discuss image quality as it relates to spatial resolution, contrast resolution, noise, linearity, and uniformity.
- Define contrast media’s role in CT imaging and how it may affect patient care.
- Explain the application of pharmacology as it pertains to CT.
- Identify the major organs as seen in cross sectional anatomy/ pathology of the head, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of RAD 201.
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