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Computed Tomography (CT)

We’re accepting applications!

Now more than ever health care professionals are in demand. Make a difference: Support the health of our community.

Find out how to apply to our Computed Tomography (CT) Program.

You can mail your application to us even though our campuses are closed:

Brenda McKeon, Intake Specialist for Health Sciences
Program of Interest: Computed Tomography (CT)
TCCD-TRHA
245 E. Belknap
Fort Worth, Texas 76102


Quick Facts

Details

Program Option

Advanced Technical Certificate

Prerequisite

You must currently hold an active license in 1 or more:

  • Registered Radiographer
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Information Sessions

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Until we can schedule in-person sessions, review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Computed Tomography (CT) Information Session (PDF)Listen

We will post future in-person session dates as soon as our campuses are open.

Questions?

Health Care Professions Advising

Advising Resource Hub

817-515-1484
TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Role of the Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist

Computed Tomography (CT) is a pathway within radiology. CT equipment uses specialized ionizing radiation to create pictures of cross sections of the human anatomy.

CT technologists specialize in creating cross-sectional images that show soft tissue, bony anatomy, foreign bodies and pathologies, which help doctors diagnose and plan treatment of patients.

While students, CT technologists work under the supervision of seasoned professionals or radiologists.

CT technologists must be able to:

  • Work effectively with patients and health professionals
  • Operate sophisticated computer equipment
  • Observe radiation protection measures
  • Provide only the best in patient care

For details from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists:

The Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy: Computed Tomography Practice Standards (PDF)Listen

Our Mission

To graduate well-trained, compassionate technologists who can positively contribute to the care of others by providing outstanding patient care while demonstrating an ability to think critically and effectively communicate on the behalf of the patient.

Our Student Learning Outcomes

After completing our Computed Tomography Technology (CT) Program, our students should be able to perform the following tasks effectively.

To be eligible to participate in the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Computed Tomography Technology Examination, students must complete the clinical experience learning outcomes.

Patient Care

  • Elicit such information about the patient that might indicate a risk of contrast reaction prior to any procedure using patients’ chart, radiographic file jacket, and/or by questioning the patient.
  • Evaluate patient preparation prior to commencing a procedure.
  • Instruct the patient prior to and during procedures.
  • Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate lifesaving first aid when necessary.

Technical Skills

  • Apply knowledge of CT physics and safety regulations to the practice of Computed Tomography Technology, thereby reducing the risk of harm or injury to the patient, public, fellow workers, and self.
  • Prepare contrast media to be administered, when indicated, to patients by oral and/or intravenous methods.
  • Understand and utilize CT devices and other related equipment used for the acquisition of images.
  • Perform CT protocols, understanding these procedures sufficiently well to exercise judgment in the performance of these examinations for the benefit of the patient and to improve the diagnostic quality of the images produced.

Administrative Functions *

  • Participate in procurements of supplies and equipment required to operate the facility.
  • Document all operations of the CT procedures and daily operational procedures.
  • Participate in equipment maintenance procedures.
  • Participate in scheduling of patient examinations.

* The Administrative Functions outcomes are secondary to and not as essential as Patient Care and Technical Skills outcomes. However, students would still benefit from these outcomes if time permits and opportunities are available.

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Program Director

Dina Sterling
817-515-1611
dina.sterling@tccd.edu

Health Care Professions Advising

Advising Resource Hub

TRCF 2101A
817-515-1484
TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment 

Fall & Spring Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated June 22, 2020