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CAT 204C - Clin Appl/Comp Tomography

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours 240 Cooperative Ed Hours

Prerequisites: CAT 201  CAT 202  and CAT 203  
Co-requisites: Clinical agency assignment

Assigned to affiliate agencies, certified technologists perform all routine and advanced computed tomography procedures under the supervision of a Radiologist and certified computed tomography (CT) scan technologist. The student gains experience in imaging techniques, quality assurance, axial, coronal and sagittal sectional procedures. Clinical education assignments are made by faculty and students are responsible for their own transportation, parking and meals. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate. Students will be charged for radiation badges.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate to the clinical staff and Radiologists proper CT scanning techniques for each examine assigned.
  2. Utilize proper patient care protocols for each assigned scanning procedure.
  3. Utilize special instructions necessary for patients that undergo a CT scan.
  4. Manipulate all the computer systems to produce quality CT images.
  5. Calculate medication doses under direct supervision of qualified medical staff.
  6. Employ emergency patient care techniques as required.
  7. Demonstrate the use of proper “standard of care” and “scope of practice” methods and protocols as required within a Radiology and CT department.
  8. Utilize all the necessary steps for the process of informed consent.
  9. Produce quality CT scanning images while utilizing necessary patient care precautions prior to, during and after sagittal planes, transverse planes, coronal planes and off-axis sectional anatomy images of the human anatomic body sections.
Listed Topics
  1. Potential risks from CT scanning procedures
  2. Patient safety guidelines
  3. Patient monitoring requirements
  4. Scope of Practice and Standard of Care Procedures
  5. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Code of Ethics
  6. Informed consent
  7. Isolation procedures
  8. Contrast injections and patient care procedures
  9. Medications
  10. Life threatening situations
  11. Sectional anatomy
  12. Image production and evaluation
Reference Materials
Clinical Competency Handbook for CT Program. Additionally, students are provided with all the requirements as outlined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Task Inventories for CT Scanning required to be completed under supervision by qualified clinical agency staff.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 02/27/2020

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