Radiologic Science - Computed Tomography

Three-semester program.

About the Program:

The Computed Tomography Program offers an educational opportunity for ARRT Registered Radiologic Technologists to gain enhanced skills in the advanced imaging modality of Computed Tomography. The program is designed to be attainable for the working imaging technologist.

What is computed tomography?

Computed Tomography is a highly technical x-ray imaging modality that uses special x-ray equipment that gathers data, a computer to reconstruct the data and a monitor to display the image. The image contains detailed anatomical structures presented in slice like sections that are typically oriented in the axial, sagittal, and coronal planes.  There are many clinical uses for CT imaging. CT imaging is performed in emergency departments, hospitals, surgical centers, medical offices and imaging centers, as an extremely preferred imaging method and diagnostic imaging tool in trauma imaging, localizing lesions and tumors.

Who can appy for the program?

Computed Tomography Program students are graduates of an accredited Radiologic Science or Radiologic Technology program and hold current registration in Radiography with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Application to the program is required.

How do I apply?

Course information:

Computed Tomography

Practicum Information

Practicum Information (Clinical Courses):

The CT student will be required to follow a prearranged schedule that is individually designed for him/her and allow compatibility with the hours of his/her current job. The weekly 16 clinical hours will not be scheduled on the same days of the week for every student and may be done in 8 hour increments or divided into shorter scheduled times over more days. Prospective students are encouraged to take an active role in securing their training site since some students will wish to perform clinicals where they are employed. Program officials will follow up with securing the necessary affiliation agreements and other documents.

Advanced placement may be available and will be evaluated on an individual basis.

CT Registry Review Course

Applicants who have previous CT work experience and would like to take the Registry Review Course ONLY (CTMT 1291, offered during the summer) should contact the Program Director regarding advanced placement information. Advanced placement will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Online Course Information

Online Courses (Didactic) are designed to meet the specified criteria to prepare students to take the CT registry exam offered by the ARRT. The classes are offered in the online format to better fit the schedule of the working imaging technologist. Each course requires only a minimum number of visits to campus for testing purposes. These visits are scheduled at the convenience of the student through the KC Testing Center.

Additional information about the CT Program

The Department of Radiologic Science at Kilgore College strives to promote competence and professionalism in the advanced level Computed Tomography (CT) imaging professional through didactic and clinical learning experiences. The department endeavors to be an innovative healthcare education provider by offering education which meets the needs of the working technologist and the employers within our East Texas region.

The program promotes standards of medical care in Computed Tomography by insuring imaging technologists are formally educated and trained. This is accomplished through:

  • Formalized education in sectional anatomy, equipment, methodology and pathology
  • Clinical practice opportunities to assist in meeting eligibility requirements for ARRT examination in CT
  • Professional growth and advancement through assessment of clinical and didactic competency

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Computed Tomography:

Ursula Dyer, MS, BSRT (R) (CT)
Program Director, Instructor
Radiologic Science Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7547
Office:
Applied Tech. Center (AT), 118