Imaging Technologists

Imaging technologists carry out the vital role of dispensing the ionizing radiation necessary for producing image data with modern imaging equipment. The resources presented here cover the physics and principles of operating modern CT devices, best practices for CT exam protocols, and peer-to-peer discussion boards.

Below are links to external resources of relevance to imaging professionals who are committed to imaging wisely. These links do not constitute ACR or Image Wisely endorsement. The ACR and Image Wisely are not responsible for the accuracy of any information on these websites.

 

CT Equipment: Principles of Operation, Basic Physics and Anatomy

 
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    American Society of Radiologic Technologists CT Basics Course

    A 10-unit instructional series covering the history and technical development of modern CT, including equipment and instrumentation, data acquisition, image quality, advanced applications, and patient safety (subscription required).

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    Frequently Asked Questions About CT Body Scans

    RadiologyInfo.org, jointly developed by the RSNA and ACR, offers a range of information for patients. Of special importance is the section dedicated to explaining radiation exposure in X-ray examinations.

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    CT Scan Parameters: AAPM Translation of Terms for Different Manufacturers

    The intent of the AAPM CT terminology lexicon is to allow users to translate important CT acquisition and reconstruction terms between different manufacturers' systems.

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    CT Is Us

    Site includes basic CT technology learning modules, case studies, teaching files, video, and podcast presentations. Content is from the Advanced Medical Imaging Laboratory (AMIL), part of the Department of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Free site registration required.

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Exam Protocols

 

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Ask Questions and Exchange Ideas With CT Technologists

 
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    AuntMinnie.com

    Active online community of imaging professionals. Free site registration required.

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