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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CTG 230 - CT Procedures and Pathophysiology 1

3 CR
This is the first in a series of two courses that will provide the student with considerations related to routine imaging techniques of the central nervous system (CNS) and musculoskeletal system (MSK). Students will explore common pathologies found on CT images. Emphasis will be placed on contrast usage, imaging processes, and positioning considerations.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Computed Tomography Technologist Program required.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the indicated CT procedure for specific anatomical structures, patient symptoms or pathology.
  2. Discuss considerations when using contrast media in CT procedures.
  3. Describe modifications necessary in standard protocols to account for weight and age changes in the patient.
  4. List accurate window width (WW) and window level (WL) selections for each procedure protocol.
  5. Identify the hardware needs for various CT procedures.
  6. Identify the software needs for the various CT procedures.