NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
RAD 243 - CLINICAL INTERNSHIP IN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (2 CR.)

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Develops clinical skills in computed tomography imaging procedures. Laboratory 10 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

This course is a component of a career certificate that is designed as a multi-competency module to provide expertise in computed tomography to registered or registry eligible technologists. The completion of the career certificate will prepare individuals for employment as computed tomographers in hospitals and imaging centers. This course will fulfill the professional continuing education requirements required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

This course is offered to students who have graduated from an approved radiologic technology program and are registered or registry eligible according to the standards provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completion of this course, the student will be able to:

A. clean and prepare room for procedures
B. obtain accurate histories through proper questioning
C. assess the physical status of a patient during an examination
D. recognize life threatening situations
E. practice aseptic and sterile techniques during IV procedures
F. identify proper contrast agents for specific examinations
G. properly calculate dose and administration route
H. identify several adverse effects from contrast agents
I. utilize patient care procedures and radiation protection
J. demonstrate equipment operation correctly
K. demonstrate scanning procedures (scout, acquisition methods, parameter selection for the following studies: 1. head
2. neck
3. spine
4. thorax
5. abdomen
6. pelvis
7. musculoskeletal
L. identify several special procedures in computed tomography
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED

This course will focus on patient care, imaging procedures and instrumentation in computed tomography.

Revised 10/98


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