NMTEC 280 Computed Tomography for Nuclear Medicine • 3 Cr.
Provides didactic instruction in CT scanning, as is pertinent to its application to nuclear medicine procedures. Includes information relevant to production and detection of X-rays in CT, instrumentation and image reconstruction, specific technique applications, patient care and quality control. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of program chair.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Discuss production of x-rays
- Describe components of a CT scanner
- Discuss reconstruction techniques used in CT scanners
- Describe the components of image quality
- Describe the acquisition of a CT image set, including the use of oral and IV contrast
- Describe CT image display, including HU’s and standard windowing
- Discuss patient dosimetry and the common use of shielding
- Identify common CT procedures
- Explain PET/CT co-registration and CT based attenuation correction
- Discuss quality control procedures for CT and PET/CT cameras
- Identify artifacts found on CT and PET/CT images