2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CTG 220 - Computed Tomography Instrumentation

2 CR
This course provides an introduction to the CT operating system. Students will review radiation physics and discuss factors affecting the dose in CT. Emphasis will be placed on artifact recognition, artifact reduction, and image quality.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Computed Tomography Technologist Program required.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the components of the CT imaging system.
  2. Describe the various types of digital receptors.
  3. Describe the picture archival and communications system (PACS) and its function.
  4. Identify components of a PACS.
  5. Describe HIPAA concerns with electronic information.
  6. Examine the potential impact of digital radiographic systems on patient exposure. Discuss the fundamentals of x-ray generating equipment, x-ray production and its interaction with matter.
  7. Discuss common artifacts found on CT images.
  8. Describe ways to eliminate common artifacts found on the CT image.
  9. Identify the common quality control procedures performed in the CT department.