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Computed Tomography

As a computed tomography (CT) technologist, you will expand on your expertise in nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and/or radiography to acquire three-dimensional imaging studies used to diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions. Computed tomography uses x-rays to capture highly detailed cross-sectional information about organs, bones, soft tissues, and blood vessels. Common applications for computed tomography include the staging and monitoring of cancer, as well as evaluation of trauma or internal bleeding.

 With certification in CT, you’ll be qualified to work in a variety of environments, including hospital radiology departments, emergency rooms, and out-patient ambulatory centers. You will have the knowledge and clinical skills required to safely operate CT equipment, including the CT component of hybrid (SPECT/CT and PET/CT) scanners. CT is a fast-paced modality that requires a great deal of focus, attention to detail, and multi-tasking. As a CT technologist you will optimize comfort, safety, and image quality as you guide patients through positioning, breath hold instructions, and intravenous contrast injections.

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