The Basics of CT

6.25 CE Credits


A continuing education course intended to provide technologists with a firm foundation in CT scan basics, in everything from patient care to post-processing techniques

Course Overview

8 Modules
ASRT
550 Certificates Issued

Course description

Expiry date: May 1, 2023


The Basics of CT is designed to provide an introduction to CT scan imaging. The course is comprised of 8 modules that cover the major areas of knowledge and practice in CT, including patient care and reducing patient radiation dose, CT scanner evolution, the impact of different factors on image quality and patient dose, key concepts in image acquisition, parameters, as well as post-processing techniques, and much, much more.

As an introductory course, The Basics of CT is appropriate for technologists who need a refresher on the fundamentals of CT scan, for technologists who are cross-training into CT and need to build their knowledge base and competencies, and for students in radiology programs looking to enhance and supplement their knowledge of the modality.

Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 6.25 Category A CE Credits
Subscription duration: one year from purchase date
Voiceover available
Downloadable transcript available
Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
Meets ARRT® CE reporting requirements
Accepted by the NMTCB®
Hassle-free 30-day full refund policy*
Discipline Major content category & subcategories CE Credits provided
CT-2017 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.75
CT-2022 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.75
RA-2017 Patient Care
Pharmacology and Anesthetics Guidelines 0.75
RA-2018 Patient Care
Pharmacology 0.75
THR-2022 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.75
CT-2017 Safety
Radiation Safety and Dose 0.75
CT-2022 Safety
Radiation Safety and Dose 0.75
CT-2017 Image Production
Image Formation 2.50
Image Evaluation and Archiving 1.50
CT-2022 Image Production
Image Formation 2.50
Image Evaluation and Archiving 1.50
NMT-2017 Image Production
Instrumentation 1.00
NMT-2022 Image Production
Instrumentation 1.00
THR-2017 Procedures
Treatment Volume Localization 1.00
THR-2022 Procedures
Treatment Volume Localization 1.00
Section 1: Patient Care
Communication
Pre-procedures
Intra Procedures
Contrast media
Venipuncture and injection techniques
High risk patients
Adverse reactions
Section 2: Radiation Safety and Dosage
Radiation physics
Dose measurement
Radiation safety
Review of dose reduction
Section 3: CT Terminology
Targeting
Pitch
Gantry
Filtered back-projection
Convolution
Mask
Deconvolution
Automated segmentation of kidneys
Helical interpolation
Collimator
Section 4: History of CT Scanners
Definition of a CT scanner
Scanner components
Scanner history
2D, 3D, 4D and 5D images
Section 5: Acquisitions and Parameters
Acquisition modes
Acquisition parameters
Dosimetric indexes
Dose reference level
Section 6: Image Post Processing
Post-processing
Section 7: Image Quality
Image quality and resolution
Artifacts
Section 8: Informatics
Terminology
Evolution of health informatics
Hard/electronic copies
Archival
PACS and electronic medical record
PACS and electronic medical record
Security and confidentiality
Networking
Artificial intelligence (AI)

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