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Computed Tomography

Quick Facts

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

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Our Program

Why choose Computed Tomography (CT)?

  • Add a specialty to your current license in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy
  • Work with medical imaging teams & physicians to diagnose diseases & injuries
  • Enter a field with a bright job outlook & professional growth possibilities

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Operate diagnostic CT imaging equipment to create images of the body for diagnostic purposes
  • Follow radiation safety measures to ensure patient & staff safety & to comply with government regulations
  • Review images to make sure they are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes
  • Position CT equipment & patients for image results that meet the needs of the prescribing medical professional

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

Prerequisite

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

  • Registered Radiographer
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Selective Admission

CT is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our CT Program.

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Degrees & Certificates

Advanced Technical Certificate

Attend an Information Session

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

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

Questions?

Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub

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

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.

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
CAT Computed Tomography Advanced 16 $1,024

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Dina Sterling
Program Director

Call 817-515-1611

Email dina.sterling@tccd.edu

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484

Email 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 September 07, 2021