Computed Tomography Curriculum

Computed Tomography

Proposed Revised Draft

The ASRT updates and revises its curricula on a five-year cycle. The current Computed Tomography Curriculum was adopted by the ASRT’s Education Committee in 2013. This sets a target of 2018 to complete the update process for the next version of the curriculum. This process includes curriculum review, revision, community review, and comment and submission for formal adoption.

The first draft of the Computed Tomography Curriculum containing proposed revisions is now available for community review and comment. Please submit your comments to by Dec. 29, 2017.

Following this posting, comments and recommendations for edits to the draft will be compiled and shared with the curriculum revision project workgroup.

The proposed revisions to the Computed Tomography Curriculum include several major changes:

  • CT procedures have been updated to reflect current practice.
  • Terms related to conventional and spiral scanning modes have been updated. 
  • Additional procedural considerations for pediatric patients have been added.
  • Radiation protection practices for CT patients have been updated.
  • Head and brain content within the Sectional Anatomy section has been reorganized.
  • Sectional Anatomy content has been removed from the Foundations section and appears only in the Core Content.