Computed Tomography for Technologists

Computed Tomography for Technologists

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Publication Date: 2010
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780781777513

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Ideally suited for CT courses in radiologic technology programs, or for stand-alone CT programs, this text prepares students both for mastery of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) General Radiography and Computed Tomography exams. The text also includes features and resources to ease the transition into actual clinical setting. Organized around the three major ARRT content categories, Romans incorporates student-friendly Clinical Application boxes to add real-world relevance. Highlighted key terms, Key Concept boxes, and chapter review questions, suggested reading, and other features help to ensure mastery of the topic.
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--Written by a CT technologist, with a focus on caring for patients and creating quality exams
--Text organized according to 3 major ARRT content categories: physics and instrumentation, patient care, imaging procedures
--Can be used to prepare for advanced level CT certification exam and CT portion of the Radiography, certification exam offered by ARRT
--Section on cross-sectional anatomy includes images containing the level of anatomic detail with which the technologist is expected to become familiar
--Exam protocols for each main anatomic area
--Chapter features to increase understanding and enhance retention of the material include:
--Key terms at the beginning each chapter and defined in the glossary
--Key concepts boxes highlight important information/formulas for readers to remember
--Clinical application boxes give case study-type /real-life scenario examples illustrating or explaining concepts
--Review questions at the end of each chapter
--Recommended reading

ISBN/ISSN: 9780781777513
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 400
Pub Date: 2010
Weight: 2.05

Section I: Physics and Instrumentation

  1. Basic Principles of CT
  2. Data Acquisition
  3. Image Reconstruction
  4. Image Display
  5. Methods of Data Acquisition
  6. Image Quality
  7. Quality Assurance
  8. Post-Processing Techniques
  9. Data Management
  10. Section II: Patient Care

  11. Patient Communication
  12. Patient Preparation
  13. Contrast Agents
  14. Injection Techniques
  15. Radiation Dosimetry in CT
  16. Section III: Cross Sectional Anatomy

  17. Neuroanatomy
  18. Thoracic Anatomy
  19. Abdominopelvic Anatomy
  20. Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  21. Section IV: Imaging Procedures and Protocols

  22. Neurological Imaging Procedures
  23. Thoracic Imaging Procedures
  24. Abdomen and Pelvis Imaging Procedures
  25. Musculoskeletal Imaging Procedures
  26. Interventional CT and CT Fluoroscopy
  27. PET/CT Fusion Imaging
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