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Computed Tomography Advanced Technical Certificate

The Computed Tomography Certificate (C4_CTM4) is offered at LSC-Montgomery and has additional entrance requirements.

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Program Description

Computed Tomography is an advanced radiographic imaging modality that utilizes highly collimated fan- shaped x-ray beam and array of radiation detectors to produce cross-sectional images of human body structures and organs needed by physicians for diagnostic purposes. Computed tomographic images can be reconstructed in various anatomical orientations to demonstrate image details that allow for better visualization of pathology, diagnostic analysis, and radiologic interpretations.

The Montgomery Computed Tomography Certificate program curriculum consists of 6 courses totaling 18 credit hours, which are offered in two semesters (9 credit hours per semester). The didactic education courses (10 credit hours) are offered at the Montgomery campus in the evenings, while the clinical education courses (8 credit hours) are provided at affiliated clinical sites. The curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge in computed tomography physics, equipment operation and methodology, cross-sectional anatomy, patient care, and also develop CT imaging skills, which give Medical Radiologic Technology (MRT) graduates an employment edge and increased career mobility.

The Computed Tomography Certificate program is housed with the current AAS degree program in Medical Radiologic Technology at the Division of Natural Sciences and Health Profession (NASH). The projected program start date is spring, 2014, and the program plans to admit two cohorts annually comprising of 15 students per cohort (30 students annually).

Program Plan

First Semester Courses

(Prerequisites: AAS degree, ARRT Certification, and admission into the CT Certificate Program)

Course Number Title Credits
CTMT 2232 Principles of Computed Tomography 2
RADR 2340 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 3
CTMT 2460 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 4

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

9



Second Semester Courses

(Prerequisites: AAS degree, ARRT Certification, admission into the CT Certificate Program, and completion of first semester courses)

Course Number Title Credits
CTMT 1291 Special Topics in Computed Tomography Technology/Technician (Registry Preparation Seminar) 2
CTMT 2336 Computed Tomography Equipment and Methodology 3
CTMT 2461 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 4

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

9

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for
Computed Tomography Certificate:

18

 

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