CT Registry Review Program

The CT Registry Review Program consists of 8 separately accredited StudyModules which present a detailed discussion that strictly adheres to the Content Specifications for the CT certification Exam offered by ARRT and NMTCB. The course is intended for technologists who need an effective way to prepare for, and pass, the CT Exam. MIC offers a Money Back Guarantee that technologists who complete this course will pass the CT Exam, or MIC will refund the tuition for this course. Please see the Registration Form for details.

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The CT Registry Review Program self-study course consists of 8 comprehensive StudyModules that are delivered to you all at once in a handy reference binder. Each StudyModule contains easy-to-follow text with an abundance of illustrations, clinical images and summaries, written in the language of the radiologic technologist.

  1. System Operation and Components
    • Computed Tomography Defined
    • Overview of CT System Components
    • CT Scanner Designs Including Multi-Row Detector, Dual Source, PET/CT Scanners and Cone Beam CT in Oncology
    • Operator’s Console
    • Host Computer
    • The Gantry
    • Patient Table
    • The CT X-ray Tube
    • Review of X-ray Production
    • Collimation
    • Detectors: Composition, Function, Single and Multi-Row
    • Array Processor
    • Picture Archiving and Communication System
    • Networks, DICOM, Electronic Health Record
  2. CT Image Formation
    • Overview of a Digital Image
    • The Digital CT Image
    • Scanning Methods
    • Localizer Scan
    • Conventional Serial CT Scan
    • Single-row Detector CT Scanners
    • Multi-row Detector Scanners
    • Helical Scan
    • Continuous CT
    • Dual-energy CT
    • Image Reconstruction Including Back Projection, Convolution, Iterative Reconstruction and Cone Beam Reconstruction
    • Retrospective Reconstruction
    • Multiplanar Reconstruction
    • 3D Shaded Surface Display
    • Volume Rendering
    • Maximum Intensity Projection
    • Filming and Archiving
  3. CT Image Quality
    • Spatial Resolution, Temporal Resolution, Contrast, Noise, Dose
    • Linear Attenuation Coefficient
    • CT Number
    • mAs
    • kVp
    • Slice Thickness on Single-row and Multi-row Detector Scanners
    • Table Increment
    • Pitch
    • Reconstruction Interval
    • Field-of-View (scan, reconstruction, display)
    • Matrix
    • Magnification
    • Window Width and Window Level
    • Quality Assurance
  1. Patient Handling and Safety
    • Ethical and Legal Issues
    • Patient Education, Screening and Preparation
    • Radiation Protection for Personnel
    • Lab Values
    • Radiation Safety and Measuring Radiation Dose
    • Ways to Minimize Patient Dose
    • CT Dose Notification and Alerts
    • Patient Monitoring and Code Procedures
    • Management of Accessory Medical Devices
    • Vital Signs
    • Infection Control
  2. IV Procedures and Contrast Agents
    • Types of Contrast Agents
    • Administration Route
    • Dissociation, Osmolality and Viscosity of Agents
    • IV Site Selection and Injection Rate
    • Dose Calculations
    • Contraindications
    • Adverse Reactions
    • Pathologic Processes
    • Intrathecal Contrast
    • Intraarticular Contrast
    • Examples of Contrast Media Usage
  3. CT Exam and Anatomy I
    • Detailed discussion of exam procedures, labeled anatomy and case studies for exams in the head (including brain perfusion), neck, spine, musculoskeletal system and the vessels of these regions
  4. CT Exam and Anatomy II
    • Detailed discussion of exam procedures, labeled anatomy and case studies for exams in the chest, abdomen, pelvis and the vessels of these regions as well as special procedures including PET/CT and SPECT/CT, CT arthrography, CT colonography, radiation therapy planning, cardiac synchronization, calcium scoring, and left ventricular cardiac function
  5. CT Artifacts
    • Beam Hardening
    • Partial Volume Averaging
    • Motion
    • Metal
    • Edge Gradient Effect
    • Equipment-Induced
    • Cone Beam

After you complete each StudyModule, there is a multiple choice Post-Test. Simply fill in the Post-Test Answer Sheet and return it to us using one of the following options:

  • Use the postage-paid return envelope
  • Fax your Answer Sheet for faster feedback
  • Email it to CE@micinfo.com for the quickest results

Of course, all program information and Post-Test results are treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Each StudyModule has been separately accredited so you earn Category A credits as you pass each Post-Test, up to 22 with the CT Registry Review Program!

After we grade each Answer Sheet, we send you a StudyProgress Report that includes your Post-Test score and the official notification of the Category A CE credits earned for that Post-Test.

As you complete each Post-Test, you also receive a set of StudyGuidelines which presents detailed explanations of each and every Post-Test question! StudyGuidelines offer additional information not found in the StudyModules and provide you with guidance back to the specific section that you need to study further.

An Answer Key is provided once you achieve a score of at least 75%. If you score below 75% on your first try, an additional Answer Sheet is provided, and you are offered a second chance at the Post-Test after you study the material further. StudyProgress Reports and StudyGuidelines are sent to you via first class mail, normally within two business days after we receive your Post-Test answers.

You are awarded the final Certificate of Achievement after you earn the Continuing Education credits for all the StudyModules.

The CT Registry Review Program fulfills ARRT’s entire 16 credit Structured Education Requirement for the Discipline of Computed Tomography.
Targeted CE per ARRT’s Discipline, Category, and Subcategory classification:
[Note: Discipline-specific Targeted CE credits may be less than the total Category A credits approved for this course.]

StudyModule 1  [2.50 credits]:

  • Computed Tomography: 2.25
    Image Production: 2.25
    Image Formation: 2.25

StudyModule 2  [2.50 credits]:

  • Computed Tomography: 2.25
    Image Production: 2.50
    Image Formation: 2.00
    Image Evaluation and Archiving: 0.50

StudyModule 3  [2.00 credits]:

  • Computed Tomography: 2.00
    Safety: 0.50
    Radiation Safety and Dose: 0.50
    Image Production: 0.75
    Image Evaluation and Archiving: 0.75
    Procedures: 0.75
    Head, Spine, and Musculoskeletal: 0.25
    Neck and Chest: 0.25
    Abdomen and Pelvis: 0.25

StudyModule 4  [4.00 credits]:

  • Computed Tomography: 3.25
    Patient Care: 2.00
    Patient Interactions and Management: 2.00
    Safety: 1.00
    Radiation Safety and Dose: 1.00
    Image Production: 0.25
    Image Formation: 0.25

StudyModule 5  [2.50 credits]:

  • Computed Tomography: 2.50
    Patient Care: 1.75
    Patient Interactions and Management: 1.75
    Procedures: 0.75
    Head, Spine, and Musculoskeletal: 0.25
    Neck and Chest: 0.25
    Abdomen and Pelvis: 0.25

StudyModule 6  [3.50 credits]:

  • Computed Tomography: 3.50
    Patient Care: 1.00
    Patient Interactions and Management: 1.00
    Safety: 0.50
    Radiation Safety and Dose: 0.50
    Image Production: 0.25
    Image Formation: 0.25
    Procedures: 1.75
    Head, Spine, and Musculoskeletal: 1.50
    Neck and Chest: 0.25

StudyModule 7  [3.50 credits]:

  • Computed Tomography: 3.50
    Patient Care: 1.25
    Patient Interactions and Management: 1.25
    Safety: 0.50
    Radiation Safety and Dose: 0.50
    Image Production: 0.25
    Image Formation: 0.25
    Procedures: 1.50
    Neck and Chest: 0.50
    Abdomen and Pelvis: 1.00

StudyModule 8  [1.50 credits]:

  • Computed Tomography: 1.50
    Image Production: 0.75
    Image Evaluation and Archiving: 0.75
    Procedures: 0.75
    Head, Spine, and Musculoskeletal: 0.25
    Neck and Chest: 0.25
    Abdomen and Pelvis: 0.25