Course Description

Prerequisites: Clinical I - Computed Tomography, and must have current national registration in X-ray (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine (NMTCB or ARRT) or Radiation Therapy (ARRT) or Department approval at 281-476-1501 X1418.

Note: Textbook is required.

The concepts and physical principles employed in computed tomography are discussed. The course material emphasizes interactions between X-rays and matter with concepts of radiation detectors and digital imaging. Current knowledge and theory of the biological effects of X-rays are explored, with an emphasis on how they relate to data acquisition, image production and control and manipulation of image production. This course also provides skill development in the operation of computed tomographic equipment, focusing on routine protocols, image quality, quality-assurance and radiation protection. Category A CE credit is approved by the ASRT. (CTMT 2336).

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