Career Description

CT (computed tomography) technologists are radiologic technicians who specialize in taking cross-sectional x-ray images of the tissues, bones, organs and blood vessels in an area of a patient’s body. The x-rays are used to create a three-dimensional image. The scans that a CT technologist produces help doctors diagnose and treat patients with internal diseases or injuries.

Academic Requirements

CT technologists are trained in radiography and usually enroll in programs leading to a certificate, 2-year associate degree or 4-year bachelor’s degree.

Professional Organizations