About this Program

The technology of medical imaging has undergone a tremendous change since the Nobel prize-winning development of computed tomography. Becoming knowledgeable about advanced imaging technology is essential for the radiologic technologist to grow in the field.

This boot camp course provides CT scan training in-person or online. It allows technologists to learn CT technology and become part of the evolution toward computerized imaging.  This is an opportunity to improve your technical knowledge and prepare for the ARRT CT Registry Examination to obtain CT certification. If you are looking to increase your job opportunities or provide yourself with a more satisfying work experience, then this course is for you.

This course is appropriate for technologists wishing to enter the field of CT scanning with no previous experience as well as technologists who have worked in CT without extensive formal training. This course is also appropriate for technologists working with hybrid imaging systems that include CT such as PET/CT or SPECT/CT. A working background in cross-sectional anatomy is desirable but is not required.

This 37.25 credit activity provides the 16 hours of structured education related to the content specifications outlined by the ARRT, required for certification and registration.
Our students have a 94% pass rate when taking the ARRT Registry Exam.

Prerequisites for this course are ARRT or NMTCB registration or state licensure. Contact MTMI for details.

How to Become a CT Scan Technologist
CT techs must be certified to perform CT scans (also known as CAT scans). To earn CT certification, you must complete an academic program at some type of CT tech school and then pass an exam—typically the ARRT CT Registry Examination.


Educational Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles and concepts of computed tomography.
  • Incorporate scanning techniques learned to best demonstrate anatomy and pathology.
  • Describe techniques in manipulating CT parameters to optimize image quality.
  • Recognize CT artifacts and describe techniques to minimize their occurrence.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of various CT scanner configurations.
  • Review and understand radiation exposures in CT, how to measure and report CT dose and dose reduction techniques.


In-person and live webinar options

Day 1

Monday 8 am - 4 pm
(lunch is provided each day of the course)

Patient Care

  • Patient Interactions and Management
    • Ethics
    • Communication, Assessment & Preparation
    • History/Scheduling & Screening
    • Patient Education, Exam Preparation, Consent (e.g., informed, oral, implied)
    • Immobilization
  • Patient Monitoring
    • Level of Consciousness
    • Vital Signs
    • Heart Rhythm and Cardiac Cycle
  • Accessory Medical Devices
    • Oxygen Systems
    • Chest Tubes
    • Oximetry Catheters
  • Lab Values
  • Medications, Pre- and Post-
  • Contrast Media
    • Ionic
    • Non-ionic
    • Osmolarity
    • Barium Sulfate
    • Water-soluble (iodinated)
    • Air
    • Water
  • Special Contrast Considerations
    • Contraindications
    • Indications
    • Pregnancy
    • Lactations
    • Dialysis
  • Administration Route and Dose Calculations
    • IV, Oral, Rectal, Intrathecal, Catheter
    • Peripheral Lines
    • Central Lines
    • PICC
    • Other (stoma, intra-articular)
  • Venipuncture
    • Site Selection
    • Aseptic and Sterile Technique
    • Documentation
    • Amount
    • Gauge
    • Concentration
    • Rate (number of attempts)
  • Injection Techniques
    • Manual
    • Power Injector
    • Single or Dual Head
    • Single Phase
    • Multi-phase
    • Flow Rate
    • Timing Bolus
    • Bolus Tracking
  • Post-Procedure Care
    • Treatment of Extravasation
    • Hydration Instructions
    • Medication Documentation for Holding, if Necessary
  • Adverse Reactions
    • Recognition and Assessment
    • Treatment
      • Documentation

Day 2

Tuesday 8 am - 4 pm 

Imaging Display and Production

  • Imaging Display
    • Pixel, Voxel, Matrix
    • Image, Magnification, Field of View (FOV)
    • Window Level and Window Width
    • Cine
    • ROI (e.g. mean and standard deviation)
  • Informatics
    • Hard/Electronic Copy (DICOM)
    • Archive, PACS
    • Security and Confidentiality
    • Network
    • Scanner Generations
  • Image Quality
    • Spatial, Contrast, and Temporal Resolution
    • Noise and Uniformity
    • Quality Assurance (QA/QC)
    • CT Number (Hounsfield Units – HU)
    • Linearity
  • Artifact Recognition and Reduction
    • Beam Hardening
    • Partial Volume Averaging
    • Motion/Metallic
    • Edge Gradient
    • Patient Positioning (out of field)
    • Equipment Induced
    • Rings
    • Streaks
    • Tube Arcing
    • Cone Beam

Day 3

Wednesday 8 am - 4 pm

Imaging Production and Radiation Safety (Dose)

  • History of CT
    • Founders
    • Generations
  • CT Imaging process
    • Acquisition
    • Reconstruction
  • CT System Components
    • Gantry/Console/Couch
    • CT Tube/Generator/Detectors
  • CT Data Acquisition
    • Slice-by-Slice
    • Helical (spiral) CT
    • Attenuation Coefficients
    • Hounsfield Units (HU)
    • Clinical Utility of CT Numbers
  • CT Data Sets
    • Isotropic
    • Volumetric Scanning
    • MDCT
  • CT Image Display
    • Window Width/Window Level
    • Common CT Window
    • Field of View (FOV)/Scan vs. Display
    • Pixel Size Calculation
    • Bit Depth and Gray Shades
  • CT Image Reconstruction
    • Fourier Transformation
    • Interpolation
    • Filtered Back-Projection
    • Iterative Algorithms
    • Cone-Beam Algorithms
  • Dose Profile
    • Multi-Scan Average Dose (MSAD)
    • Dose Length Product (DLP)
  • CT Dose Index (CTDI)
  • Factors Affecting Dose
    • Exposure Technique Factors
    • Pitch
    • Over-Scanning and Interpolation
    • Patient Centering
  • Dose Modulation
    • Auto Tube Current Modulation
    • Clinical Application
    • Dose Reduction Strategies
  • Cardiac Imaging
    • Define CACS/CCTA
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Retrospective
    • Prospective
  • How to Build a Successful Program
    • Patient Prep
    • Parameters
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • QA
  • Dose Considerations
  • ARRT Content Review

Day 4

Thursday 8 am - 4 pm

Image Quality and Procedures

  • Image Quality
    • Contrast Resolution
    • Spatial Resolution
    • Temporal Resolution
    • Noise
    • Linearity
    • Uniformity
  • Musculoskeletal CT
    • Upper Extremity
    • Lower Extremity
    • Bony Pelvis and Hips
    • Shoulder and Scapula
    • Sternum and Ribs
    • Arthrography
  • CT of the Head
    • Anatomy Review
    • Types of Strokes and Presentation on CT
    • Ischemic
    • Hemorrhagic
    • Hypertensive
    • Brain CT Scanning Protocols
    • Sinus Anatomy and Pathology on CT
    • Facial Bone Trauma
  • Thorax CT
    • Common Applications for...
      • Routine Chest w/o Contrast
      • Routine Chest w/Contrast
      • Airway
      • Chest for Pulmonary Embolus
      • Low-dose Lung Screening
      • Scanning protocols and Timing Parameters
  • Abdominal and Pelvic CT
    • Abdominal and Pelvic
    • Liver
    • Pancreas
    • Abdominal Aorta
    • Renal System
    • Scanning Protocols and Timing Parameters
  • ARRT Content Review

Day 5

Friday 8 am - 2:30 pm

Advanced Studies

  • Dual Energy CT
    • Physics Principles Behind DECT
    • Review of Equipment Configurations of DECT
    • Unique Applications
    • Dose Considerations
  • Advanced Studies
    • Peripheral Angiography
    • Therapy Planning
    • PET CT
    • Brain Perfusion
  • Soft tissue Neck and Spine
    • Common Applications for CT Soft-Tissue Neck
    • Routine Soft-Tissue Neck with Contrast
    • Routine Carotid Arteries-Angiography
    • Cervical Spine
    • Thoracic Spine
    • Lumbar Spine
  • Virtual Imaging
  • ARRT Content Review


Who should attend?

This course is appropriate for technologists wishing to enter the field of CT scanning with no previous experience as well as technologists who have worked in CT without extensive formal training. This course is also appropriate for technologists working with hybrid imaging systems that include CT such as PET/CT or SPECT/CT. A working background in cross-sectional anatomy is desirable, but is not required.

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Mark Bake

Mark Bake


Dean of Allied Health Sciences
BSRS Program Director
Associate Professor 
Bellin College
Green Bay, WI

Nicole Dhanraj

Nicole Dhanraj

PhD, RT(R)(CT)(MR)

Dr Nicole Dhanraj is an army veteran with a diverse background. She is an experienced Director of Radiology, Professor, Edupreneur, Author, International Speaker, Dissertation Mentor, Content Developer, and Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator. She has over 10 years of teaching face to face, online, and hybrid.  Dr. Dhanraj received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St Martin’s University and her Master’s in International Relations, graduating magna cum laude from Troy State University. She earned her doctorate with an emphasis in Organizational Management from Capella University. She received her certification as an appreciative inquiry facilitator through Case Western Reserve University. She has several certifications to include project management, human resources, radiology administrator.

W. Glenn Griffin

W. Glenn Griffin

Glenn, a decorated veteran with over three decades of experience in the medical imaging field, has served as both an imaging director and educator. His career has been marked by 28 years of dedicated service in the US Army, where he had the opportunity to work in diverse locations such as Italy, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas, ultimately rising to the rank of US Army Senior Non-Commissioned Officer before retiring.  

Following his military career, Glenn transitioned to the private sector, spending the last eight years working as an Imaging and Lab Director. Committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders, Glenn is deeply passionate about coaching, training, and mentoring individuals in his field. Hailing from Colorado, he has a strong connection to the mountains, and whenever time allows, he can be found enjoying the great outdoors through activities such as fishing, hiking, and hunting.  


Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 37.25 hour(s) of Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists approved by ASRT and recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states.  Category A credit is also recognized for CE credit in Canada.  You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.  

This 37.25 credit activity provides the 16 hours of structured education related to the content specifications outlined by the ARRT, required for certification and registration.


Course location and hotels

Las Vegas, NV June 10-14, 2024 

Course Location/Accommodations: 
Tuscany Suites Hotel
255 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Reservations: Click here 
Input Arrival/Departure Dates  OR
Call 877-887-2261 and ask for 
MTMI Mammography Training Course Group Rate 
Make reservation no later than:
May 09, 2024 to receive the discounted rate

Sunday-Thursday Rate Single/Double Occupancy   
$79.00 per night + tax (no resort fee) 

Friday- Saturday Rate Single/Double Occupancy    
$169.00 per night + tax (no resort fee)

Note:  Booking through a 3rd party (such as Expedia, Priceline) will result in a $39.00 per night
Resort Fee. 
Book early through MTMI room block as the room block will sell out.
Request Building B, C, G, H - closest to the meeting room

Hotel Parking: Complimentary

Airport Transportation: Tuscany Suites hotel does not
offer airport shuttle service. McCarran International is 1.5 miles

Hotel website click here

Milwaukee, WI September 16 & 20, 2024

Course Location

MTMI International Headquarters
10361 Innovation Drive 
Suite 400
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Local Hotels/Distance to MTMI

SpringHill Suites Milwaukee West  0.3 miles click here  

Sonesta Hotel Milwaukee West  0.4 miles click here  

Residence Inn Milwaukeee West 1.3 miles   click here

Renaissance Hotel Milwaukee West 1.7 miles  click here


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Cancellation Policy


Refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received prior to 3 days before the program. Cancellations received within 3 days of the program will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the program starts. MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled program because of low advance registration or other reasons. MTMI’s liability is limited to a refund of any program tuition paid. MTMI recommends that attendees use refundable airline tickets. In case of cancellation of a program for any reason, MTMI is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees including non-refundable airline tickets. When offered, WEBINAR ATTENDEES that cannot log in due to unsolvable technical issues beyond their control will be eligible for a full refund.