Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Review

Certificate in Computed Tomography Review

Overview

Program Overview, Computed Tomography (CT) Review

In just four months, you could be working as a professional Computed Tomography Technologist.

Computed Tomography at the Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology is a 16-week certification and competency designed to provide registered Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and Radiation Therapists with the skills to practice computed tomography (CT) in healthcare facilities.

Classes are designed to provide essential knowledge of CT imaging (CAT scans) through clinical and didactic instruction of CT imaging in the regions of the head, neck, spine, musculoskeletal, chest, abdomen, pelvis and other special procedures. Further skills include working with Barium Sulfate, imaging display, post-processing, and quality assurance.*

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Our Computed Tomography (CT) Review Offers:

  • Classroom learning led by qualified, instructors.
  • Hands-on experience at clinical healthcare facilities.
  • Training on industry current machinery in the workforce.

What Does A CT Technologist Do?

CT technologists work under the supervision of board certified radiologists. CT Technologists perform imaging procedures that use ionizing radiation to create images for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Technologists use a rotating X-ray unit to obtain “slices” of anatomy at different levels within the body. A computer then stacks and assembles the individual slices, creating a diagnostic image. With CT technology, physicians can view the inside of organs, a feat not possible with general radiography. Job duties of a CT Technologist may include:

  • Positioning patients for CT scans
  • Appropriately setting the controls of the related equipment as well as monitoring the equipment and the patient
  • Assisting radiologist with imaging procedures, starting IVs, and injecting contrast, if applicable
  • Dispensing oral contrast to patients for CT scans
  • Assisting radiologist with interventional CT procedures
  • Evaluating CT scans for technical quality, collating processed images in sequence of exposure and appropriately labeling
  • Loading and operating power injections for contrast media administration

A Hands-on Approach to Medical Training

At Cambridge you’ll be trained to operate the latest imaging technology. The CT review course at Cambridge focuses on personal attention and student preparation.

We are committed to academic and clinical excellence that ensures high-quality and hands-on instruction leading to superior patient care. Our clinical affiliates are equipped with industry current technology. Our registered staff and instructors are skilled, experienced professionals in their field.

*This review does not fall under the grant of accreditation for the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)


Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for certified Computed Tomography (CT) professionals is expected to grow by 28% between 2008 and 2018! That is faster than the average for all other occupations. Job opportunities are available in hospitals, clinics, and outpatient centers.

Source:
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook