ASRT Online Learning Center

Continuing Education for Radiologic Technologists


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Course: ASRT Authored Courses, Computed Tomography

Module: CT Basics: Module 3 - Data Acquisition

Module Description: Audience: 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.
Prerequisites: None
Covering the different methods of acquiring CT images, this course explains the function of the data acquisition system and the process of data acquisition. Exploring various techniques used to display images, this program describes how components of modern CT scanners construct images and how images are affected by selectable scan factors. With colorful illustrations and easy-to-understand animations, the professionally narrated course engages participants in the learning process. Module 3 – Data Acquisition is the third 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.


Learning Objectives
• Name the methods of acquiring computed tomography images.
• Explain the functions of the data acquisition system.
• Describe the process of data acquisition.
• Identify the factors that influence data acquisition.
• List the selectable scan factors used to acquire images.


Author: Chandra Y. Gerrard, R.T.(R)(CT)

About the author: Chandra Y. Gerrard is a CT technologist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M.

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