RAIT 410 Advanced Computed Tomography Procedures • 3 Cr.
Presents state of the art Computed Tomography technology and procedures. Emphasis placed on protocols utilized to image pathologies and the potential applications of CT in evaluation of disease progression following treatment. Prerequisite: RAIT 310 or CT certification or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Compare and contrast single detector and multidetector technology, and discuss respective applications, advantages and limitations
- Evaluate critical measurements of renal function relative to risk-benefit of renal function contrast exams
- Analyze possible contrast reactions, equipment needed for treatment, and interventional procedures utilized
- Create protocols for exams of the thorax, abdomen, and extremities using a 3d workstation, and analyze supporting decisions
- Evaluate single detector protocols for neuro exams and create protocols for a multidetector 3 d workstation
- Examine pediatric exams that utilize multidetector 3 d work stations and evaluate patient safety concerns