RAIT 311 Clinical Practicum in Computed Tomography • 12 Cr.
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.
After completing this class, students should be able 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:
- Head and Neck
- Spine and Musculoskeletal
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- Special Procedures
- Image Display and Post Processing
- Quality Assurance
- Specific exams are identified in the Computed Tomography Technology Certification Handbook of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.