CPUT Short Courses : Radiology Short Courses


The CPUT short course in radiology has been developed to ensure that attending CT radiographers will be clinically competent in a range of CT procedures. The short course will also provide unprecedented clinical experience in order to contribute to a sub-specialist group of CT radiographers with a high level of skills and expertise.


Other course objectives include:

  • Promote innovative thought in the acquisition, production and presentation of CT images.
  • Enhance interpretation of multi-planar images.
  • Develop knowledge on the safe use of CT equipment.
  • Provide the candidate with a high level of practical experience in imaging techniques.
  • Develop appreciation for the mechanisms involved in producing state of the art CT images of the human body.
  • Enhance understanding of new advances in CT imaging.
  • Develop managerial skills for CT departments.
  • Serve as a continuous professional development opportunity for radiographers.

Who should attend

  • Applicants who have a degree or diploma in Diagnostic Radiography.
  • Hold professional qualifications recognised by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology as equivalent to the diploma in Diagnostic Radiography.
  • Must be registered with the HPCSA.

Course Content:

  • CT physics and instrumentation
  • Quality assurance in CT
  • Radiation safety in CT
  • CT protocols and imaging parameters
  • Anatomy and pathology of head and neck
  • Anatomy and pathology of the chest
  • Anatomy and pathology of the abdomen
  • Anatomy and pathology of musco-skeletal system
  • Anatomy and pathology of the spinal column
  • Computerised Tomography Angiography

Assessment and certification

  • One written open book examination
  • Completion of 4 case studies
  • Completion of 1 major assignment.
  • Completion of 3 essays.
  • Completion of one technical report.


Course Presenter

A. Speelman
Tel: +27 (0)21 442 6160/6170
Fax: +27 (0)21 447 2963
e-mail: speelmana@cput.ac.za

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