is a vital part of the medical field. Computed Tomography technologists usually start out as technologists in radiology before they enter in to CT training. Radiologic Technologists have obtained either a 2 year associates degree or a 4 year bachelors degree,depending on where they went to school.
CT training is obtained on the job from other CT Technologists. The most common way into CT training is when a CT department has an open position in which they will train a Radiologic Technologist (x-ray tech) to learn computed tomography and take them from the x-ray department and into the Computed Tomography area within Radiology.
Training starts when the x-ray tech reports to the CT department instead of the x-ray or general radiology department and starts learning from the CT Technologist(s). Radiologists may or may not be involved in part of the training process.
Additional courses, such as cross sectional anatomy and CT physics classes can be incorporated into the training process as well.
Certification in CT requires documentation and tracking of exams performed then submitted to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for approval.
The American Registry Of Radiologic Technoloigsts
web site for specific information about the requirements to become registered in radiologic technology and certification in Computed Tomography.
The American Society Of Radiologic Technologists
web site has news information about the profession and is the representing body for medical imaging professionals.