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Onsite CT Scan Full Course
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Onsite CT Scan Full Course
Onsite CT Scan Full Course
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Program Dates:
November 14th, 2020 to February 27th, 2021
Payment Installment:
In-Full Payment $4200 (Due by: October 31st, 2020
1st Payment $600 (Due by: Oct 31st, 2020)
2nd Payment $600 (Due by: Nov 21st, 2020)
3rd Payment $500 (Due by: Dec 12th, 2020)
4th Payment $500 (Due by: Jan 2nd, 2021)
5th Payment $500 (Due by: Jan 23rd, 2021)
6th Payment $500 (Due by: Feb 13th, 2021)
7th Payment $500 (Due by: Mar 6th, 2021)
8th Payment $500 (Due by: Mar 27th, 2021)
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Onsite CT Full Course Registration

Course includes:
  1. All didactic classes are held on Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm EST.
  2. Total of 3 weeks of Clinical Practice (mandatory 15 days). Clinical Practices are scheduled at the students' convenience.
  3. Documentation of Clinical Competencies.
  4. Full access to E-Learning System. - Recorded Lectures, Quizzes, Homework & Handouts
  5. Complimentary Weekly Online Chats & Recordings of Classes.
  6. Supplemental educational materials (handouts, CD’s, presentations, CT Physics programs)
A Physics and an Anatomy Books below are required for the entire course and are the responsibility of the student.
Purchase your books before the start of the program from Amazon.com, University of Miami Book Store, etc...

Physics Book:
Computed Tomography for Technologists A Comprehensive Text
Written by Lois E. Romans
Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN 978-0-7817-7751-3

Anatomy Book:
Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professional (Second or Third Edition)
Lorrie L. Kelley, Connie M. Petersen
Mosby Elsevier
ISBN 978-0-323-02003-9

Professional Liability/Malpractice Insurance for Clinical Practice (This must be through CT-MRI Education Group) and One Uniform to attend Clinical Practice are included.


Full CT Course Description

Introduction to CT
Introduction to the basic concepts of CT physics and fundamentals, as well as the 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 from 9 am to 4 pm
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 from 9 am to 4 pm
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. We examine the scanning methods that allow us to learn about the tissues inside the patient's body, learn how the anatomical detail is measured and how that information is turned into an image. 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. Post-processing techniques such as MPR (Multi-planar Reconstruction), MIP(Maximum Intensity Projection), and 3D Surface rendering are also discussed.

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 from 9 am to 4 pm
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 from 9 am to 4 pm
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 as emergency procedures that need to 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 from 9 am to 4 pm
Duration: 1 week. HRS/AHRA/ARRT 6 CE category A credits.

CT Procedures, Cross-sectional Anatomy & Pathology
The goal 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 from 9 am to 4 pm
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)
2) Dadeland MRI & CT 7867 N. Kendall Drive Suite 120 Miami, Fl. 33156 (Phone: 305/279-2674)

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 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 Computer Axial Tomography Examination.
Course Duration: 3 weeks (15 days). HRS/AHRA/ARRT 24 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 Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm
Duration: 4 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 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
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