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RAIT 311 Clinical Practicum in Computed Tomography • 12 Cr.

Description:

Provides the opportunity to develop required competencies for advance certification in Computed Tomography technology. Includes 40 hours per week for 11 weeks in a CT department. Either RAIT 311 or IMAGE 270 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisites: RAIT 310 within the past 36 months with a grade of 2.7 (B-) or better and permission of instructor.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • At the completion of the course, the student will have proven competence in a minimum of 50% of the required procedures. Competence in a required procedure includes evaluation of a student’s ability to:
  • Prepare supplies according to procedures
  • Monitor equipment following procedures and protocols.
  • Evaluate and interpret requisitions, and develop appropriate protocol to respond to physician’s order.
  • Prepare the patient for procedure, both physically and mentally.
  • Administer medications as directed
  • Perform patient assessment and monitoring before, during and after the procedure
  • Examine the elements of and accomplish follow-up patient care.
  • Process and evaluate images, and develop recommendations for procedure adjustment based on image quality
  • Identify anatomy based on image interpretation
  • Set radiographic technique based on specific conditions
  • Identify and label images created according to accepted practices
  • Analyze ethical issues relating to radiographic procedures and demonstrate ethical behavior and attitude in the clinical setting
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and co-workers
  • Assess the indications and contradictions for given CT (Computed Tomography) procedures based on specific case studies
  • Documentation of clinical experience in computed tomography procedures in seven categories:
  • 1. Head and Neck
  • 2. Spine and Musculoskeletal
  • 3. Chest
  • 4. Abdomen and Pelvis
  • 5. Special Procedures
  • 6. Image Display and Post Processing
  • 7. Quality Assurance
  • Specific exams are identified in the Computed Tomography Technology Certification Handbook of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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