Computed Tomography Technology - Curriculum

The Computed Tomography Technology curriculum prepares the individual to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes. Individuals entering this curriculum must be a registered or registry-eligible radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist.

Course work prepares the technologist to provide patient care and perform studies utilizing imaging equipment, professional communication, and quality assurance in scheduled and emergency procedures through academic and clinical studies.

Graduates may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Advanced-Level exam in Computed Tomography. They may find employment in facilities that perform these imaging procedures.

Curriculum Plans

Certificate

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Computed Tomography Technology - Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the CT certificate program, the graduate will:

  • understand the basic physics and equipment used in CT
  • be able to identify normal anatomy
  • know the proper positioning and scanning protocols for all CT procedures required by the ARRT
  • be able to successfully evaluate image quality and know how and when to adjust the imaging parameters
  • be able to apply the principles of radiation protection for the patient, self, and others
  • be able to perform quality assurance testing
  • be able recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate life-saving first aid and basic life support
  • be able to utilize critical thinking skills to gather, comprehend, analyze, and synthesize information in order to provide superior patient care
  • demonstrate awareness and respect for diversity and display professional, ethical behavior consistent with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics

Computed Tomography Technology - Contact

Student’s last name begins with A-I:

Rick Mastman

Program Chair, CT/MRI

mastmanr@edgecombe.edu

Office 254, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 375

Student’s last name begins with J-Z:

Sandra Lucas

CT Instructor

lucass@edgecombe.edu

Office 219, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 387

CT Admissions Counselor

Camille Richardson

richardsonc@edgecombe.edu

Office 129, Student Services, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 336