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Computed Tomography & Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology

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Are you interested in using state-of-art technology to help provide medical care? Consider RCC's Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology program. The curriculum prepares you to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in demonstrating pathologies and disease processes. This skill set will prepare you for an in-demand career performing CT scans or MRIs at medical facilities.

You must be a registered or registry-eligible radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist to enter this program. When you graduate, you will be eligible and ready to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Advanced-Level testing in Computed Tomography and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging examinations.

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Courses for this certificate program are offered day only.

First Year: Summer Semester (7 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Fall Semester (5 Semester Hours Credit)

Total Semester Hours Credit: 12

Admission to Randolph Community College is open door; however, there are some additional steps needed to take in order to be accepted into the CT program.

This is the application information for entrance into the Summer 2022 CT program.

For information on admissions, please contact the Department Head for Radiography, Anna Phillips, at anphillips@randolph.edu. You may also visit Radiography or refer to the current RCC catalog.

Computed Tomography Handbook

Upon successful completion of the Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology certificate, the student should be able to:

  • Manipulate CT equipment, and any accessory equipment, to produce diagnostic images at the lowest possible dose to the patient.
  • Carry out all aspects of standard scanning protocols independently to provide the information necessary to assist the physician in diagnosis, keeping the highest standard for patient care in mind.
  • Identify pertinent anatomy and pathology on images in various planes to appropriate scan protocols and to evaluate for image quality.

Each student must exhibit the abilities and meet the expectations listed below.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Prior to acceptance into the Radiography program, students are required to submit a completed and signed NC Community College Medical Form documenting immunizations and medical history which show proof of physical and mental health to perform the duties of a radiologic technologist.
  • Possess the visual acuity to effectively operate equipment and otherwise function in various degrees of ambient lighting and in various sizes of print.
  • Possess adequate depth perception to transport/move patients.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, or walk up to 10 hours per day with minimal break times.
  • Must be physically able to lift, carry, push and manipulate heavy equipment, which is often above the radiographers head/shoulder level.
  • Must be physically able to push, pull, or otherwise transfer patients weighing several hundred pounds.
  • Must be physically able to transport patients via wheelchairs or stretchers.
  • Possess gross and fine motor skills sufficient to provide safe patient care and operate equipment.
  • Must be able to bend and squat.
  • Must be able to hear and visually monitor equipment to report any abnormal sounds or irregularities.
  • Must be able to monitor and evaluate patient vital signs including respiration rate, temperature, blood pressure, and pulse rate.
  • Must be able to visually analyze images for brightness/contrast levels, distortion, and evidence of blurring.

ANALYTICAL AND COMPREHENSION

  • Apply the principles of aseptic and sterile techniques, infection control, contrast administration, and proper body mechanics.
  • Use critical thinking skills necessary to assess patients and adapt procedures to patient ability and to solve problems.
  • Use critical thinking skills necessary to interpret orders, medical records, lab values, and any other clinical information.
  • Evaluate and analyze image quality and exam completeness.
  • Be able to use short and long-term memory.
  • Perform mathematical calculations to accurately select technical factors, administer contrast media and other medications and assess patient data.
  • Understand and correctly follow verbal instructions given face-to-face, over the phone, or from a distance, including those given in a setting where personnel are wearing surgical masks.

EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL SKILLS

  • Expected to be honest, respectful, and exhibit a high level of integrity in all situations.
  • Follow all program, college, and clinical site policies.
  • Expected to adhere to the ARRT/ASRT Code of Ethics and Rules of Ethics.
  • Expected to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Expected to be on time and dressed appropriately, which includes all necessary supplies for class, lab, and clinical.
  • Expected to take initiative in their own clinical, class, and lab experience in an effort to improve his/her knowledge and skills
  • Expected to work in groups and individually.
  • Expected to conduct him/herself in an adult manner.
  • Maintain mental alertness.
  • Respond appropriately to constructive criticism.
  • Must be emotionally stable to handle trauma, emergency and any other emotionally stressful situation that may be encountered at the clinical site.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Must have adequate hearing and speech to communicate orally with patients and other members of the health care team in face-to-face and telephone situations in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to write legibly and be able to type sufficiently in order to accurately record patient history, lab values, reports and document in medical records.
  • Must be able to read at a level sufficient to accurately read and understand medical records, physician orders, procedure manuals, technique charts, electronic data, and textbooks.

Contact Us!

Have more questions about the Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program? We're here to help.

Anna Phillips
Department Head, Radiography
anphillips@randolph.edu (preferred method of contact)
336-633-0209