RAIT 310 Computed Tomography Instrumentation & Procedures • 3 Cr.

Class title change starting Summer 2020

Computed Tomography Instrumentation & Procedures • 5 Cr.


Designed to provide didactic preparation for advanced level certification exam in Computed Tomography scanning. Includes information pertaining to the equipment used, clinical application, specific technique applications, patient care and quality control. Either RAIT 310 or IMAGE 280 can be taken for credit, not both. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology and Nuclear medicine concentrations as well as the requirements of the CT Imaging certificate of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Recommended: RAIT 301 with a B (3.0) or better. Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, or permission of the Program Chair.


Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Present the evolution of CT (Computed Tomography) scanning while using appropriate terminology.
  • Present in detail the operation of the CT (Computed Tomography) scanner.
  • Examine the approved application of CT (Computed Tomography) scanning to pertinent pathologies.
  • Present in detail the manner in which CT (Computed Tomography) acquires data and constructs the image.
  • Analyze the advantages of image manipulation and the considerations to maintaining image quality.
  • Discuss the indications, patient preparation, contrast settings and common pathologies as they apply to CT (Computed Tomography) scanning of head, neck, spine and specific body parts
  • Examine common protocols used in neuro and body imaging.
  • Analyze the elements that relate to quality control in CT (Computed Tomography) scanning procedures
  • Evaluate current research involving CT (Computed Tomography) exams and procedures for the future. 
  • Develop CT (Computed Tomography) scanning protocol recommendations for specific case studies