ASRT Online Learning Center

Continuing Education for Radiologic Technologists


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Course: ASRT Authored Courses, Computed Tomography

Module: CT Basics: Module 2 - Equipment and Instrumentation

Module Description:
This interactive learning module presents the essential content needed to begin a career in computed tomography. With colorful images and easy-to-understand animations, the professionally narrated course engages participants in the learning process.

This interactive learning module offers an in-depth look at the major components of the modern CT scanner. Describing three key elements — imaging system, computer and operator’s console — this interactive course explores the integral mechanisms of the complex CT apparatus and explains how the operator can affect the quality of each image. With colorful illustrations and easy-to-understand animations, the professionally narrated course engages participants in the learning process. Module 2 - Equipment and Instrumentation is the second in a series of 12 interactive modules encompassing all the topics found in ASRT’s CT curriculum. This class includes review questions and is suited for technologists interested in adding CT to their professional skill set. After successful completion of all 12 for-credit modules, you will receive a recognition of achievement award from the ASRT.


Buy the "CT Basics" curriculum totaling 16.00 CE or purchase the 12 modules separately.
Audience:
Prerequisites: None


Learning Objectives
• Explain the major components of the computed tomography computer system.
•Trace the sequence of events in CT scanning from the application of the electrical current to the radiographic tube to image display.
• Explain how adjusting operator console parameters affects CT image data.
• Discuss the elements of a digital image.


Author: Rebecca R. Blankley, R.T. (R)(M)(CT)(MR)

About the author: Rebecca Blankley is a CT technologist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M.


Author: Mr. Myke Kudlas

About the author: Myke Kudlas is the vice president of educational research at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists



Author: ASRT: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
About the author: The mission of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is to advance the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care.
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Credits: 1.00
Price: $20.00