RAIT 410 Advanced Computed Tomography Procedures • 3 Cr.
Presents state of the art Computed Tomography technology and procedures. Emphasis placed on protocols utilized to image pathologies and the potential applications of CT in evaluation of disease progression following treatment. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology and Nuclear Medicine concentrations of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, RAIT 310 with a C (2.0) or better, or permission of the Program Chair.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Compare and contrast single detector and multidetector technology, and discuss respective applications, advantages and limitations
- Evaluate critical measurements of renal function relative to risk-benefit of renal function contrast exams
- Analyze possible contrast reactions, equipment needed for treatment, and interventional procedures utilized
- Create protocols for exams of the thorax, abdomen, and extremities using a 3d workstation, and analyze supporting decisions
- Evaluate single detector protocols for neuro exams and create protocols for a multidetector 3 d workstation
- Examine pediatric exams that utilize multidetector 3 d work stations and evaluate patient safety concerns