US Shop > Radiography > Radiography Theory > Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Try Simtics for free

Start my free trial

Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Radiography > Radiography Theory
XRCT

Materials Included:

  • text-icoText
  • video-icoVideo
  • 3d-anatomyAnatomy
  • practiseQuiz
This module covers the basic principles of CT, spiral CT and MRI scanning, the differences between them, and advantages of each.

Pick your option here or check our pricing plans

Unlimited streaming of one module

Unlimited streaming. Save 85%

Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are imaging technologies that create cross sections or "slices" of the body part being scanned. This module covers the basic principles of CT, spiral CT and MRI scanning, the differences between them, and advantages of each. It provides an understanding of the technology and techniques involved in using these advanced imaging modalities. If you are studying for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT) registry exams, this module is ideal.

 

You’ll learn

  • what computed tomography is and how it is achieved
  • the differences between conventional tomography, computed tomography, and spiral computed tomography
  • to identify the different components of a CT system and visualize how a CT system works
  • to describe how MRI works, and its indications and contraindications
  • much more (see “content details” for more specific information)
Introduction
Step 1 - Computed tomography
Step 1.1 - Principles of operation
Step 1.2 - Generations of CT scanners
Step 1.3 - System components
Step 1.4 - Image characteristics and reconstruction
Step 1.5 - Image quality
Step 1.6 - CT cross-section anatomy
Step 2 - Spiral computed tomography
Step 2.1 - Imaging principles
Step 2.2 - System design
Step 2.3 - Imaging techniques
Step 2.4 - Advantages and disadvantages of mulitslice spiral CT
Step 3 - Magnetic resonance imaging
Step 3.1 - Principles
Step 3.2 - Equipment
Step 3.3 - Application and safety
Step 3.4 - Technique
Step 3.5 - Application
Step 3.6 - Comparison of CT and MR images
  • Explain the purpose, principles, and application of computed tomography (CT)
  • Discuss the concepts of transverse tomography, translation, and reconstruction of images
  • Discuss the design features that make spiral computed tomography possible
  • Explain the spiral imaging principles of interpolation, pitch, index, and section sensitivity
  • Identify the appearance of contrast media on a CT image
  • Identify basic cross-sectional anatomy of the head, thorax, and abdomen on diagrams, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and CT images
  • Explain the purpose, principles, and application of MRI
  • Identify the appearance of T1 and T2 MRI images

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including key terms and hyperlinks to references
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

For more details on features and how your students can benefit from our unique system, click here.

Don't wait. Try SIMTICS now!

Try Simtics for free

Start my free trial