This is a two-semester program designed for certified radiologic technologists, RTR (R) or radiation therapist RTR (T) or nuclear medicine technologists RTR (N) or CNMT to expand skills for specialization in computed tomography scanning (CAT Scanning).
Computerized tomography (CAT or CT) imaging is a field that utilizes scanners to produce images of human anatomy as an aid in the diagnosis of disease and injury.
CT scanning technologists work in hospitals, clinics, health care centers and private imaging radiology departments.
The availability of clinical sites and other factors limit enrollment. Students must make separate application to the program. Applications are available in the campus Admissions offices.
Applicants should have a successful record of achievement in a regionally approved accredited radiologic technology program or radiation therapy technology program or nuclear medicine technology program, be registered in radiography or radiation therapy or nuclear medicine, with the certification examination having been passed at least one year prior to sitting for the advanced level examination in computed tomography.
Graduates are eligible to make application to take the advanced certification examination provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (CT). All examination requirements are available at www.arrt.org.
This program is sponsored by the Community College of Allegheny County that is accredited by the Regional Accrediting Agency; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, phone 215.662.5606. Additionally, the program is recognized in good standing by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120-1155, phone 651.687.0048, www.arrt.org
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Function as a competent, technically proficient entry-level CT technologist who can apply and perform safe patient care radiation protection practices according to industry standards.
- Utilize safe methods to provide patients with minimized radiation dose levels during imaging procedures.
- Operate computerized imaging scanners safely to meet standardized protocols under the direction of a Radiologist.
- Perform equipment manipulation functions to produce quality computerized CT image.