Sep 22, 2020  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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