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CT Registry Review: On-Line Study Guide

Price: $50.00

This course series is accessible until 12/31/2019

Delivered in a unique multimedia learning format, these courses were designed specifically for self-study in preparing for the CT Registry Review - included in this program series:

Module 1: Patient Care - evaluating vital signs, identifying cycles of infection; various contrast media used in CT and contraindications, as well as negative reaction symptoms to contrast. Also presented are legal and ethical principles related to the CT profession.

Module II: Brief History of CT Development and Advancements - overview of CT system components and scanner generations; and general principles related to image formation.

Modules III & IV: Physics and Instrumentation - review of various concepts related to imaging parameter selection; the four main 3D post-processing techniques used in CT, basic scan parameters used for each type of exam; indications, patient positioning and required anatomic coverage, administration guidelines for contrast media used for head and neck, chest and mediastinum, abdomen and pelvis, the musculoskeletal system, and pediatric CT examinations.

Module V: Pathology - common pathologic conditions seen when performing CTs.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

This course reports to CE Broker

Upon successful completion of this registry review program, the participant will be able to:

Module I:

  1. Describe basic patient care procedures including evaluation of the four main vital signs and the normal range for each.
  2. Explain the cycle of infection, modes of transportation, and the safety practices used to prevent the spread of infection.
  3. Describe the properties of contrast media used in CT; any special considerations and contraindications for administration.
  4. Identify contraindications for CT administration and pre-exam tests used for patient evaluation.
  5. Recognize symptoms of a negative reaction to contrast media.
  6. Identify basic legal and ethical principles that relate to the CT professional, including informed consent.

Module II:

  1. Relate the historical development of computed tomography to modern innovations in scanner speed and efficiency.
  2. Compare and contrast the various CT scanner generations relative to technology development.
  3. Recall the key components of the CT scanner, identifying the function of each.
  4. Describe the various methods of image acquisition, relating their advantages and disadvantages.
  5. Explain the process by which the CT image data is reconstructed and displayed.
  6. Identify techniques used to modify the reconstructed image.

Module III:

  1. Recognize the effect parameter selection has on contrast resolution, spatial resolution, image noise, and patient dose.
  2. Explain the impact of manipulating each of the following parameters: mAs, kVp, slice thickness, table increment, pitch, and reconstruction interval.
  3. Understand and apply patient radiation dose reduction concepts.
  4. Describe the various 2D post-processing techniques used in CT image display.
  5. Classify image artifacts based on appearance and source.
  6. Identify techniques to reduce or eliminate the appearance of image artifacts.

Module IV:

  1. Recognize the effect parameter selection has on contrast for each of the following parameters: mAs, kVp, slice thickness, table increment, pitch, and reconstruction interval; resolution, spatial resolution, image noise, and patient dose.
  2. Explain the impact of manipulating.
  3. Understand and apply patient radiation dose reduction concepts.
  4. Describe the various 3D post-processing techniques used in CT image display.
  5. Classify image artifacts based on appearance and source.
  6. Identify techniques to reduce or eliminate the appearance of image artifacts.

Module V:

  1. For the Head and Neck - describe the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis; identify the CT image appearance - both with and without contrast media; and correctly identify basic anatomy from cross-sectional CT slices for selected diseases.
  2. For the Chest and Mediastinum - describe the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis; identify the CT image appearance - both with and without contrast media; and correctly identify basic anatomy from cross-sectional CT slices for selected diseases.
  3. For the Abdomen and Pelvis - describe the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis; identify the CT image appearance - both with and without contrast media; and correctly identify basic anatomy from cross-sectional CT slices for selected diseases.
  4. For the Musculoskeletal System - describe the symptoms, treatment, and prognosis; identify the CT image appearance - both with and without contrast media; and correctly identify basic anatomy from cross-sectional CT slices for selected diseases.

CT Registry Review: Imaging Procedures

CT Professionals: In this course, the most common CT imaging procedures will be discussed, including basic scan parameters used for each type of exam. Also included in this discussion are indications, patient positioning and required anatomic coverage, appropriate scan parameters, and the role and administration guidelines for contrast media used for head and neck, chest and mediastinum, abdomen and pelvis, the musculoskeletal system, and pediatric CT examinations.

CT Registry Review: Pathology and Anatomy

CT Professionals: This final course reviews common pathologic conditions seen when performing computed tomography. Descriptions of each disease, their various symptoms, treatments and prognoses, and imaging characteristics are also covered. This course also provides review quizzes and test questions from all 5 review courses.

CT Registry Review: Patient Care - Free Course of the Month

CT Professionals: This course reviews the topics related to patient care, including evaluating vital signs, and identifying cycles of infection and ways to prevent infection; various contrast media used in CT and contraindications, as well as negative reaction symptoms to contrast. Also presented are legal and ethical principles related to the CT profession.

CT Registry Review: Physics & Instrumentation - Part 1

CT Professionals: This course is intended to provide a brief history of CT development, give an overview of CT system components and scanner generations, and describe general principles related to image formation.

CT Registry Review: Physics & Instrumentation - Part 2

CT Professionals: This course provides a physics and instrumentation review, covering multiple concepts related to imaging parameter selection, the four main 3D post-processing techniques used in CT, and various image artifacts that you may encounter in CT.