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 12 months with a B (3.0) or better and permission of Program Chair.
Description starting Summer 2018
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. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology and Nuclear medicine concentrations as well as the requirements of the CT Imaging certificate of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Either RAIT 311 or IMAGE 270 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisites: Admission to Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, RAIT 301 with a B (3.0) or better, RAIT 310 within the past 12 months with a B (3.0) or better, AND permission of instructor. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
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.