Courses

All online computed tomography (CT) certificate students are required to complete specific coursework. This list should only be used as a curriculum guide. Course listings and required curriculum are subject to change. All credit earned may be applied to the BS Imaging Sciences Program. Please note that ISC 440 Advanced Clinical Practicum is optional. Students not currently working in the CT or MRI field may need to sign up for clinical placement.

Courses

ISC 285

ADVANCED PATIENT CARE

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This course is designed to assist the healthcare professional in becoming knowledgeable and proficient in advance patient care practices.  Topics covered in this course will include basic ECG interpretation, arrhythmias, and cardiac pharmacology.  In addition, students will learn basic and advanced airway management.  At the end of the course, the student will be eligible for certification with the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    BLS certification, enrollment in NMC medical imaging program (radiography or sonography)

ISC 315

ADVANCED CROSS-SECTIONAL ANATOMY I

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Advanced Sectional Anatomy I will discuss anatomical structures of the upper and lower extremities, abdomen, and pelvis located in an array of multiple imaging planes and modalities.  Characteristic appearances of anatomical structures will be discussed as it applies to Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Ultrasound.  Pathology and physiological aspects of major anatomical structures will be addressed and reviewed through identification exercises and assignments when applicable.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    RAD/DMS 262, ARRT(R) candidacy or credential or Instructor Permission

ISC 320

Cross Sectional Anatomy II

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Advanced Sectional Anatomy II will discuss anatomical structures of the neck, head, spine, and thorax as identified and located in multiple imaging planes and modalities.  Characteristic appearances of anatomical structures will be discussed as it applies to Computed Tomography (CT), magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Ultrasound images.  Pathology and physiological aspects of major anatomical structures will be addressed and reviewed through identification exercises and assignments when applicable.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    RAD/DMS 262, ARRT(R) candidacy or credential or Instructor Permission

ISC 342

APPLICATION AND INSTRUMENTATION OF COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

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This course focuses on the physical principles and instrumentation of computed tomography equipment.  Historical development, physics, radiation dose, daily operations and data acquisition and manipulations will be discussed.  Image post-processing, image archiving, and artifact identification and sources will be explained as it relates to computed tomography.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    ARRT(R) candidacy or credential

ISC 347

IMAGING PROCEDURES IN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

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This course focuses on examination preparation, indications, positioning, contrast media usage, patient education and safety as they pertain to the field of Computed Tomography.  Scanning parameters, radiation dose reduction and positioning for pathology and anatomical structures will be discussed.  Computed Tomography images will be reviewed for pathology, anatomy, and quality during this course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    ARRT(R) candidacy or credential

ISC 440

ADVANCED IMAGING SCIENCE CLINICAL PRACTICUM

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The format of this course is designed for the student to gain additional skills/experience in a professional/advanced imaging modality of interest.  For this particular externship, objectives are developed in accordance with the modality of choice.  Students who upon completion of this course meet graduation and eligibility requirements as set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for certification in an advanced imaging modality may apply for registry certification.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor