Dec 04, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

CTG 231 - CT Procedures and Pathophysiology 2

3 CR
This is the final procedures and pathophysiology course in a series of two that will provide the student with considerations related to special imaging procedures. 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. Discuss dose reduction protocols for pediatric patients.
  6. Review cardiac anatomy, cardiac physiology, coronary vasculature and congenital anomalies.
  7. Discuss scanning techniques for Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT).
  8. Compare 2-D and 3-D demonstrating the anatomy/pathology for given CT exams.