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Computed Tomography - Basic Principles and Good Practice

Course Description

This course is designed to give students the basic principles of CT imaging and the clinical background needed to understand CT exams and care for patients in this setting. This course will cover the production of x-rays, CT camera design and operation, factors affecting image quality, Ct quality control, CT unit safety and dosimetry, cross sectional anatomy, contrast agents, patient assessment for CT exams, and indications for commonly performed studies, CT procedures and protocols, and common pathology seen on CT.



Day & Times: Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., (6:00 - 10:00 P.M. days of exams)

Class begins:  September 6 and ends on December 13, 2016

Location:         UB South Campus, Room to be scheduled


Registration Dates

Students must register no later than September 6, 2016. See registration process below.



Exams will be scheduled on selected Tuesday evenings and will be given 9:00 - 9:45 p.m. There will be a total of 4 exams.


Required Texts

Computed Tomography for Technologists: A Comprehensive Text  by Louis E. Romans



Mr. Dane Franklin, MBA, RT (R) (CT)


Mr. Franklin obtained his CT experience at Kenmore Mercy Hospital and is currently employed as the Imaging Manager at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus.  Dane's teaching experience includes instructing Clinical CT classes for the UB NMT Program, teaching Radiological Physics and Clinical Instructing at Niagara County Community College.  Mr. Franklin holds the following degrees: A.A.S. Radiological Technology, B.S. Career and Technical Education, and a Master of Business Administration.


Mr. Franklin's credentials include: New York State Licensed Radiological Technologist; New York State Injection of Contrast Medium Certification; CPR / AED Certification; ARRT Registered Radiological Technologist; and ARRT Registered Computed Tomography Technologist. Mr. Franklin presented Iodinated Contrast: What Technologists Need to Know to the Eastern Great Lakes Chapter of the SNM October 2009.


Course Syllabus

Please click this link to preview the course syllabus: CT Syllabus Fall 2016


Course Fee

The course registration fee of $1,195 must be paid in full at the time of registration. The course fee does not include required textbooks. Students can search online for textbooks. Students are expected to make their own arrangements to purchase books in time for the first class session.



For your convenience, you are encouraged to register online. Please have your credit card available to complete the registration process.


We accept the following credit cards: Credit Cards   Click here to register for class. If you want to register by FAX or mail, please call 829-3131 or email:  


Payment of Program Fees/Refund Policy 

Students registered for noncredit courses may receive a full refund if our office is notified in writing prior to the first day of class. Noncredit course fees will not be refunded starting with the first day of class.


Certificate of Completion and CEU Requirements

Students will be awarded 6 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) and a University at Buffalo-Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of both courses thereby meeting certificate program requirements. Students are expected to meet course requirements as specified in the course syllabus. 


For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact our office


The State University of New York at Buffalo

Millard Fillmore College
UB Downtown Gateway

77 Goodell Street, Suite 207
Buffalo, New York 14203-1243

Telephone: (716) 829-3131

FAX: (716) 845-6399