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Certificate in Computed Tomography

The certificate program in computed tomography (CT) assists individuals preparing for a career as a credentialed CT technologist. The program accepts qualified individuals into a year-long, 15-credit sequence of courses that provides students with both classroom instruction and clinical experience. Individuals are required to be CPR certified, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certified, and licensed in the state of Connecticut as radiologic technologists. Classes begin in the fall, with completion of classroom instruction the following spring. Completion of clinical requirements may extend beyond the spring semester and is determined by individual student progress. Upon completion of both classroom instruction and clinical requirements, graduates may be eligible to sit for the national credentialing examination in computed tomography offered by the ARRT.

Fall Semester Courses

RAD 452 - Cross Sectional Anatomy [3] This is a core course for students enrolled in either the CT or MRI concentration courses. This course introduces the student to cross sectional imaging of the body. The cranial, thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic cavities as well the extremities will be studied in detail. Prerequisites: ARRT certification in radiography, current CPR certification and appropriate state licensure or permission of instructor.

RAD 470 - CT Image Production [3] Computed tomography imaging parameters are introduced. The formation of the computed tomography image is discussed as well as the essential component parts of a CT imaging system. Spiral/helical imaging parameters are included as a component of this course. Prerequisites: ARRT certification in radiography, current CPR certification and appropriate state licensure or permission of instructor.

RAD 471- CT Clinical Experience I [3] This clinical internship introduces the student to the practical skills necessary to operate a computed tomography imaging system. Clinical competency evaluation(s) are performed during this course. Prerequisites: ARRT certification in radiography, current CPR certification and appropriate state licensure or permission of instructor.

Spring Semester Courses

RAD 476 - CT Clinical Experience II [3] Students develop independent skills in obtaining computed tomography images of a variety of anatomical portions of the body. Clinical competency evaluations are performed during this course. Prerequisites: ARRT certification in radiography, current CPR certification and appropriate state licensure, successful completion of RAD 452, RAD 470 and RAD 471 or permission of instructor. This course enhances the clinical experience begun in the fall semester.

RAD 480 - CT Pathology/Pharmacology [3] The major pathological conditions diagnosed by CT imaging are presented. Emphasis is placed on pathology affecting the cranial cavity, vertebral column, abdominopelvic cavities and the major orthopedic applications of computed tomography imaging. The uses for and administration of pharmacological agents for CT imaging will be included in this course. Prerequisites: ARRT certification in radiography, current CPR certification and appropriate state licensure, successful completion of RAD 452, RAD 470 and RAD 471 or permission of instructor.

For specific information on the certificate and course schedule, contact

Daniel DeMaio, Director
Radiologic Technology Program
ddemaio@hartford.edu
860.768.5752