This Internet-based course explores the basic physical and technical principles of CT scanning. Computer technology, system components, image characteristics, and quality control methods are introduced. This course is designed to aid the student in preparation for the A.R.R.T.ís CT registry. The student MUST have access to a CT unit to complete the laboratory portion of this course.
This course is divided into individual study units. A list of learning objectives is found at the beginning of each study unit. You should read each objective so that you'll know what you're expected to learn from that particular unit of instruction. The examinations for this course are based on those learning objectives.
After you finish a unit of instruction you should complete the review exercises found at the end of the unit. You may search through the text to find any answer. The review exercises are designed to help prepare you for the unit examinations.
A 10% penalty will be assessed for exams submitted after the absolute due date published in the Course Calendar.
This is an Internet-based course. All students are expected to fully participate in all class activities, including lectures and discussions, demonstrations, presentations, small-group projects, and collaborative learning activities. A voluntary question & answer session will be held at MSU. Consult the Course Calendar for date, time, & location.
At all times, students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Professionalism includes establishing positive relationships and interactions with peers, colleagues, and faculty; attending respectfully to others who are sharing information with the class; being flexible to unforeseen changes in schedules and assignments.
All communications in this course, be it written (e-mail) or verbal, will be carried out in a professional and courteous manner. You can generally expect a reply from me within 72 hours. Though some may require a longer period, though none should be greater than 1 week. If you do not receive a reply within a week, resubmit your message.