Computed Tomography or CT procedures play an essential role in diagnosing diseases and injuries. A CT scanner uses radiation to produce images of the inside of the human body when a patient lies inside the CT machine, shaped like a doughnut, x-radiation assists with creating sectional images that physicians ultimately use to diagnose medical problems.
CT technologists are highly-trained and possess the expertise for competent practice. Hospitals mostly employ them, but increasingly, jobs are becoming available in physician offices and imaging centres. The CT technologist's primary duties include explaining the procedure to the patient, preparing the patient and positioning them correctly, operating the equipment, and recording the images for the physician to interpret. The patient might be in pain or distress, or they might feel claustrophobic. The CT technologist will provide support while talking patients through the procedure and letting them know what to expect.
The mission and purpose of the MiRIS CT Program are to provide for both the personal and professional career development of each CT student. The general goals of the program are:
The students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge and competency in the practice of CT.
The students will demonstrate professional attitude values and behaviours necessary for professional success.
Students that will demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills as responsible members of the health care team.
Graduates will be employable and meet the needs of the health care community.
Graduates of the program will be well prepared to complete the ARRT certification examination.
When students complete this program, they will be able to:
To provide quality education and training that develops each student's potential to become a productive, responsible, and professional member of society, as well as a skilled member of the health care workforce.
To prepare competent entry-level CT technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behaviour) learning domains.
To provide our students with open access and a supportive environment that encourages student success in the classroom, laboratory, and externship site.
To encourage professionalism, integrity, and high standards in students.
To adhere to professional standards incorporating legal and ethical responsibilities of a CT Technologist.
To prepare students to organize, prioritize, and delegate care by communicating effectively with the medical team members.
To apply knowledge of specific disease conditions in the prevention, treatment, and wellbeing of the patients.
To prepare students to take the national exam to become Registered CT Technologist RT(R)(CT).