Overview

What is Computed Tomography (CT)?

CT is a sophisticated diagnostic imaging modality that captures cross sectional images of the patient.

Why Computed Tomography?

The CT technologist is an essential member of the healthcare team who is proficient in performing cross sectional images using sophisticated diagnostic x-ray equipment.

The CT technologist works closely with patients, fellow technologists, radiologists, and many other members of the health care team.

The CT technologist can be employed in a number of health care settings that include trauma centers, hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, oncology treatment centers, or can be employed as a traveling technologist.

What do CT students need to know?

CT clinical students work in a clinic under supervision for hands-on experience with radiology equipment and learn about CT technologist duties.

Students must meet the clinical to ARRT standards before taking the exam for CT certification.

There are 54 CT procedures in nine categories. To pass the clinical, students must choose 25 separate procedures and perform 3-5 repetitions of each procedure for a total of 125 scans which is the minimum requirement, but not recommended for the CT certification, a student should complete more exams to be proficient.

* Each student enrolled in WC CTMT Program academic course will receive 16 Continuing Education credit hours toward ARRT renewal for a 16-week semester with a grade of “C” or higher. If audited all you need to do is send a copy of your transcript for verification of the credit.

For additional information please contact the Radiologic Technology Program at 817-598-6217.

Requirements

  • Physically lift 50 pounds or more routinely
  • Be able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Be able to perform CPR if needed
  • Be able to bend, stoop, push, and pull routinely
  • Be able to assist patients throughout exams in the healthcare setting
  • Be able to move heavy equipment into confined spaces
  • Have the hearing ability to hear alarms and must be able to hear a person speak in a normal audible voice without observing the person's face.

Career Options

After completion of the program the student must take and pass the ARRT CT registry. Upon doing so, the student may work as a computed tomography technologist.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The average Computed Tomography Scan salary in Texas in Oct. 2021 is
$73,360

 

Related Programs

All applicants must be a registered Radiologic Technologist.

Faculty

  • Carsyn Crawford, A.A.S., R.T. (R) (CT) - Instructor

Computed Tomography

Contact

Kelly Staub
Program Director
kstaub@wc.edu
817-598-8847
Computed Tomography
Number of Credits
16