Computed Tomography

CERT - Occupational Certificate

This certificate is appropriate for technologists wishing to enter the field of CT imaging who have no previous CT experience as well as technologists who have worked in CT without extensive formal training. It allows them to meet the new requirements for ARRT Certification, clinical practice for documentation of 125 exams and 16 hours of structured educational classes.

Program Purpose

The Computed Tomography (CT) certificate will provide technologists with the opportunity to learn CT Imaging Technology, to gain practical clinical skills and to be prepared academically to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) CT Registry Examination. CT Certificate completers will enhance their job opportunities and become eligible to work with hybrid imaging systems that include CT such as PET/CT or SPECT/CT.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the components of the Computed Tomography (CT) imaging system to include the operator consoles and the functions of collimators in CT.
  • Complete CT exams independently from the following categories: Head, chest, abdomen, pelvis, stone protocol, upper extremity, and lower extremity.
  • Explain the function of the data acquisition system (DAS) and describe the process of data acquisition.
  • Specify the patient preparation required for each procedure.
  • Complete Computed Tomography (CT) exams independently from the following categories: neck, spines, orbits/temporal bones and sinuses, facial bones, carotid angiography, chest angiography, and abdominal/extremity angiography.
  • Locate specific organs or structures on a schematic or Computed Tomography (CT) image.
  • Discuss medications used to alter a patient’s heart rate or arrhythmias.
  • Complete Computed Tomography (CT) exams independently from the following categories: calcium scores, routine, cardiac, bypass cardiac, and post processing.