CT Scans for the Radiologic Technologist

CT Scans for the Radiologic Technologist 

It is essential for radiographers to identify challenges and errors in techniques, as well as the effect on patient outcomes during the imaging process. A complete understanding of the anatomy of the head, neck, chest, and abdomen is necessary to help identify common pathologies in differential diagnostics.


Hours: 1.25


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-CTSCANS
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the sectional anatomy of the head, neck, chest, and abdomen.
List common pathologies resulting from radiographic imaging.
Understand imaging techniques and radiation safety.
Discuss the importance of patient safety during imaging procedures.


Section 1: Introduction

A. About This Course

B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: Computed Tomography

A. History of Computed Tomography

B. CT Image Production

C. Advantages of CT

D. Review

E. Summary

Section 3: Pathology Terms

A. Terminology

B. Review

C. Summary

Section 4: Imaging of the Head: Brain and Meninges

A. Imaging of the Brain and Meninges

B. Cerebral Infections and Inflammation

C. Vascular Pathology of the Brain

D. Review

E. Summary

Section 5: Imaging of the Head and Neck

A. Head and Neck

B. Review

C. Summary

Section 6: Imaging of the Thorax

A. Sectional Review of the Respiratory System

B. Pathology of the Respiratory System

C. Sectional Review of the Heart

D. Pathology of the Heart

E. Review

F. Summary

Section 7: Imaging of the Abdomen

A. Abdominal Imaging

B. Disorders of the Digestive System

C. Liver

D. Pathology of the Pancreas

E. Imaging Techniques

F. Review

G. Summary

Section 8: Patient Radiation Protection and Safety

A. Patient Care and Infection Safety

B. Patient Radiation Dose and Safety

C. Time, Distance, and Shielding

D. Image Quality

E. Effective Dose

F. Review

G. Summary

Section 9: Conclusion

A. Summary

B. Course Contributors

D. Resources

E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Delia L. Lofton
Delia L. Lofton, MS, RT-R, CNMT is a motivated and enthusiastic educator and leader who possess 15 years of clinical Radiography/Nuclear Medicine Imaging experience, 6 years of team leadership experience, and 6 years of teaching experience. She is an Assistant Professor of Radiography at Wake Technical Community College. She earned her Master's degree in Science Administration - Organizational Leadership from the University of South Dakota, Bachelor of Science - Healthcare Management from the University of Mount Olive, and holds a Diploma of Nuclear Medicine Technology and Associates of Applied Sciences Radiography. Disclosure: Delia L. Lofton has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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