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CT Scan Full Course (Payments)
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CT Scan Full Course (Payments)
CT Scan Full Course (Payments)
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Program Dates:
March 27, 2021 to June 26, 2021
Payment Installment:
4th Payment $500 (Due by: May 1st, 2021)
5th Payment $500 (Due by: May 15th, 2021)
6th Payment $500 (Due by: May 29th, 2021)
7th Payment $500 (Due by: Jun 12th, 2021)
8th Payment $500 (Due by: Jun 26th, 2021)
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Onsite/Online CT Full Course Registration

It includes:
  1. All didactic classes are held on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm EST.
  2. Total of 3 weeks of Clinical Practice (mandatory 15 days). Clinical Practice are scheduled at the students' convenience.
  3. Documentation of Clinical Competencies.
  4. Full access to E-Learning system. (Recorded Lectures, quizzes, homework, handouts
  5. Complementary Weekly Online Chats & recordings of classes.
  6. Supplemental educational materials (handouts, CDs, presentations, CT Physics programs)
A Physics and an Anatomy Book are required for the entire course and are the responsibility of the student.  Students are to purchase these books before the start of the program from: Amazon.com, University of Miami Book Store, etc.

Physics Book required is:
1) Computed Tomography for Technologists A Comprehensive Text
     Lois E. Romans
     Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
     ISBN 978-0-7817-7751-3
 
Anatomy Book required is:
1)     Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professional (Second Edition)
        Lorrie L. Kelley, Connie M. Petersen
        Mosby Elsevier
        ISBN 978-0-323-02003-9

Students are also required to purchase (fee included in 1st payment schedule):
1)    Professional Liability/Malpractice Insurance for Clinical Practice (This must be through CT-MRI Education Group at a cost of $175.00)
2)    One Uniform to attend Clinical Practice for $25.00


Full Description: 

 

Introduction to CT:  Introduction to the basic concepts of  CT physics and fundamentals, as well as application of these principles in the clinical setting will be discussed. A brief history will be included in this course.
Course Outline:  History of Radiation Leading to CT, CT Scanner Designs, Benefits of CT, Overview of CT (X-Ray production, Attenuation of X-Rays, Detectors, Image Reconstruction, Image Display and Archiving.
Course will be held on Saturdays 9am to 4pm, Duration: 1 week.  HRS/AHRA/ARRT 6 CE category A credits.

CT Hardware & System Operation:  The goal on this course is to introduce the student to the major CT hardware components and their role in generating computer tomography images. An understanding of the function of the hardware components is important in order to comprehend the formation of CT images.
Course Outline: The Operator's Console, The Host Computer, The Scan Computer, The Scan Controller, The Digital-to-Analog Convertor, Gantry and Table Controllers, The High Voltage Generator, The CT X-ray tube, Collimators, Detectors, The Amplifier and the ADC, The Array processor, PACS.
Course will be held on Saturdays 9am to 4pm, Duration: 1 week. HRS/AHRA/ARRT 6 CE category A credits

CT Image Formation:  This course will be a presentation of how CT images are formed. First, we will examine the scanning methods that allow us to learn about the tissues inside the patient's body. We will learn how the anatomical detail is measured and how that information is turned into an image. We will then study digital cross-sectional images in more detail and we will show how multiple shades of gray are used to represent the tissues depicted in the images. We will also discuss post-processing techniques such as MPR (Multi-planar Reconstruction), MIP(Maximum Intensity Projection), and 3D Surface rendering
Course Outline:  Collection Attenuation Information (Localizers, Conventional Scanning, Helical Scans), Image Reconstruction (Filtered Back Projection, Cone Beam Reconstruction, Digital Cross-sectional Images, The Gray Scale), Post Processing Techniques (Retrospective Reconstruction, Multiplanar Reconstruction, 3D Surface Reconstruction)
Course will be held on Saturdays 9am to 4pm, Duration: 1 week.   HRS/AHRA/ARRT 6 CE category A credits.

CT Image Appearance:  This course is geared to introduce the parameters that the operators (technologists) have at their disposal at the operator's console to manipulate the image appearance (contrast, density , and detail). We will also examine common anomalies, or artifacts, found on CT images and how to avoid them.
Course Outline: Factors that influence Parameter Selection (Contrast, Resolution, Noise, Dose). Commonly Adjusted Parameters (mAs, KVP, Slice Thickness, Table Increment, Pitch, Reconstruction Interval, Field of View, Image Matrix, Reconstruction Filter), Common Artifacts and How to Avoid them (Beam Hardening Artifact, Partial Volume Artifact, Motion Artifact, Metal Artifact, Ring Artifact), Final Image Presentation (Windowing the CT image-Window Width, Widow Level-, Applying a Display Filter, magnifying the CT Image)
Course will be held on Saturdays 9am to 4pm, Duration: 1 week.   HRS/AHRA/ARRT 6 CE category A credits.

CT Safety:  This course is geared to introduce very important safety aspects of CT. First, radiation safety aspects that must be followed when running a CT scanner. We will also study the several pharmaceutical compounds that can be injected or ingested into the patient's body. Finally adverse reaction to IV or PO agents will be studied, as well emergency procedures that should be well known  and performed if the patient experiences complications during the CT study.
Course Outline: Radiation Concerns (Measuring the Harmful Effects, Minimizing the Patient Dose-mAs, kVp, Anatomical Coverage, Slice Thickness, Table Increment, Pitch-, Occupational Exposure), Contrast Agent Concerns (What is Contrast Media?, IV Contrast Agents-Types, Warnings, Timing of Injections, Common Adverse reactions-, Oral Contrast Agents, Intrathecal Contrast Agents, Intra-articular Contrast Agents), Emergency Procedures (Code Procedures- Cardiac Arrest, Seizure, Stroke, Shock), Vital Signs (Temperature, Pulse, Blood Pressure), Special Pediatric Care (Sedation, Minimizing Dose, Contrast Administration.
Course will be held on Saturdays 9am to 4pm, Duration: 1 week.   HRS/AHRA/ARRT 6 CE category A credits.

CT Procedures, Cross-Sectional Anatomy & Pathology:  The goal on this course is to introduce the student to the procedures for imaging various anatomical structures utilizing CT. Emphasis on the Central Nervous System (Brain and Spine) Body, Musculoskeletal and Vascular Imaging protocols. Normal anatomy will be discussed as well. This course will also be a presentation of the most common pathologies to be found during CT scanning. The normal anatomy will be compared to the abnormal findings as well. Special imaging techniques will be discussed to demonstrate the pathology. Students will be expected to present cases in class for discussion.
Course Outline:  Introduction Neuro, Brain, Cranial Nerves, Pituitary Gland, Introduction Spine, Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Introduction MSK, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Knee, Foot & Ankle, Introduction Body, Abdomen and Pelvis.
Course will be held on Saturdays 9am to 4pm, Duration: 2 weeks. HRS/AHRA/ARRT 12 CE category A credits

CT Clinical Practice: Clinical Supervision is conducted by CT-MRI Education Group Inc. Faculty Instructions, only available at:
1) South Florida Diagnostic Imaging of Kendall 11801 SW 90 Street Suite 102 Miami, Fl. 33186 (Phone: 305/270-6001)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the clinical application of all didactic courses. It is scheduled at the convenience of the student with days hours available for a total of 3 weeks of Clinical Practice (mandatory 15 days). It will permit the student to develop the necessary skills to produce quality CT images. Focus on equipment manipulation, CT procedures, patient care and CT protocols will be emphasized. All eligible students must demonstrate clinical experience requirements with documentation to establish eligibility for the ARRT Computed Axial Tomography Examination.
Course Duration: 3 weeks (15 days). HRS/AHRA/ARRT 48 CE category A credits

CT Registry Review: This is an intensive Registry Review and preparation. It follows the format of the ARRT Examination, with emphasis on Review, questions and answers. Mock Registry Examination will be given and graded.
Course Outline:  Patient Care, Physics and Instrumentation, and Imaging Procedures.
Course will be held on Saturday 8am to 4pm, Duration: 3 weeks.  HRS/AHRA/ARRT 12 CE category A credits

CT Online Chats/Lectures: This is a weekly one hour LIVE ONLINE interaction with Faculty and fellow students to review educational materials. Mondays 8:00pm to 9:00pm.
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