This course includes the patient preparation instructions that are necessary to perform CT scans. IV procedures, assessment, and monitoring of the patient are reviewed. Contrast types, special considerations regarding the use of contrast, and the adverse reactions related to contrast administration are covered. Technical factors related to radiation safety and ways to minimize the patient dose are discussed. CT scans under special circumstances such as pediatric and pregnant patients are also included.
Pre-req: Acceptance into the CT program or permission by the Dean.