Enhanced Skills Certificate Program
Pre-requisite: Applicants MUST have completed a Radiologic Science Program and be registered in Radiography by the ARRT
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 education health provider by offering education which meets the needs of the working technologist and the employers within our East Texas region.
The program is designed for educational opportunities to be attainable for the working imaging technologist. Computed Tomography is a highly technical x-ray imaging modality that uses special x-ray equipment combined with trained technologists to obtain image data by moving the x-ray source and the sensor/detectors around the patient. Computer synthesized data is acquired from multiple angles and processed to show detailed cross-sections of body tissues and organs in various planes.
To provide professional training opportunities for ARRT certified imaging technologists, and to meet the needs of the medical community, thus improving the overall quality of Computed Tomography imaging services within the East Texas region.
The goal is to promote 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
The course rubrics and descriptions are provided by the THECB WECM. The CT program curriculum is guided by the adopted ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) approved CT Curriculum.