This one-semester course prepares radiographers to perform CT (computed tomography) procedures in hospitals and imaging centers. This curriculum covers all subjects identified in the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' content specifications for the Examination in Computed Tomography. CT is an imaging modality that combines the use of x-rays and computer technology. Cross-sectional images of the body are produced by an x-ray beam and array of detectors that encircle the patient. These images can be reconstructed in multiple planes to display anatomical structures not otherwise visible on conventional radiographs.
NOTE: This is an Advanced Certificate program and applicants must be a graduate from an approved radiography program with a 2.5 or higher cumulative G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale and have active registration with the A.R.R.T. or registry eligible status to be considered for admission.
The number of students admitted each year varies depending on available clinical sites.
Carl Sandburg College is accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools – The Higher Learning Commission, 30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL. 60602-2504. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Post-Examination for Computed Tomography. This certification is nationally recognized and enables the student to pursue employment throughout the United States.