CT Development & Registry Prep

The CT Registry Review and Preparation course has been designed as a review of the topics included on the certification examination conducted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The program content has been approved by the ASRT and satisfies the 16 hour ARRT didactic requirement to sit for the post primary examination. All of the major topics and outlined areas listed in the exam specifications will be covered making this program a very good preparation for this examination. The review will be broken down into a four parts (Patient Care, Safety, Image Production and Procedures) making this an effective way to review and prepare for the examination without an overload of information. This review can also serve as a comprehensive overview of CT for those who wish to update their skills.

CT Course Overview:

The 5 & 10 week programs serve as a comprehensive introduction to CT principles and techniques. The course is designed for the technologist who is new to CT, as well as the technologist who has never had formal instruction. Upon completion of each category, students will be quizzed. Upon completion of course, each student will sit for a mock registry. Upon completion of the course students will have knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Basic Principles of C.T.
  2. Patient Care & Patient Safety
  3. Physiology
  4. Cross Sectional Anatomy
  5. Design of a modern day C.T. Machine
  6. Image formation, Manipulation and 3D Reconstruction
  7. X-Ray interaction
  8. Quality Assurance, Quality Control & Phantom Imaging
  9. Image QA/QC
  10. Artifacts
  11. Anatomy and Scan Procedures
  12. Fusion Imaging

Who Should Attend?

Licensed Radiological technologists working in CT, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology & MRI who plan on taking the CT registry examination given by the ARRT, will find this course helpful in their preparation. Those technologists interested in learning the field of CT, will find this registry review to be a good introduction to the principles and practices of Computed Tomography. ARRT registered CT technologist looking for a detailed review and updating of skills will also find this weekend course to be of value while earning category A credits toward ARRT biennium requirements. Nuclear Medicine Technologists who are, or will be entering into an environment with a PET/CT system can also benefit from the material lectured in this program.