Most healthcare workers have difficulty understanding CT scans of the brain. This is most likely related to the complexity of the brain’s anatomy. Understanding the cross-sectional anatomy of the normal, injured or diseased brain can help improve awareness of common brain injuries that can be diagnosed with a CT scan.
The goal of this brain injury and computed tomography (CT) scan continuing education program is to provide imaging technologists and nurses with adequate information on common disorders that affect the brain, and the role of the CT scan. After completing this module, you will be able to:
- List the common types of disorders that can be diagnosed with a contrast and non-contrast CT scan.
- Discuss what to look for on a normal CT scan of the brain
- Describe the common causes of bleeding in the brain, and how they appear on a CT scan
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including imaging technologists and nurses.
Imaging technologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 9/10/2015 to 10/1/2018.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.