Do you like working with people? Are you detail-oriented? Are you excited about learning how things work? Do you want to work in health care and learn how to administer medications? If so, Computed Tomography (CT) is an exciting career where you work with patients and other health care professionals to perform detailed cross-sectional images.
CT technologists create diagnostic images using advanced imaging techniques for interpretation by a radiologist. They also prepare for and assist the radiologist in the completion of complicated imaging examinations including a range of tissue biopsies and fluid drainages.
CT technologists must maintain a high degree of accuracy in positioning and exposure technique. They must demonstrate an understanding of physics, human sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, radiation protection and safety.
CT technologists prepare and administer contrast media and medications in accordance with state and federal regulations. These technologists must remain sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of the patient through good communication, patient assessment, patient monitoring and patient care skills. They must use professional and ethical judgment and critical thinking while performing their duties.
The Computed Tomography Certificate program consists of four all online courses. There is an additional clinical course available for program students in need of earning competencies to sit for the ARRT CT certification examination. Some students are able to earn these competencies at their place of employment.
Eligible students are those who hold current ARRT registration in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy or current accepted Owens CC Radiography 2nd year students.
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