CT Essentials

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This course is essential for all members of the imaging and radiation oncology team including radiographers, radiologists, oncologists, physicists, technicians, technologists and others.  


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About this course

This course will enable you to fulfil your CT responsibilities safely and effectively, following the latest radiation safety guidelines. Upon completion of this course you will have an understanding of:

  • The CT technology and physics of image formation
  • Correct practice for patient preparation
  • Contrast administration
  • Scanning protocols
  • CT optimisation.


This course provides 5 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of The Royal College of Radiologists, and has been approved for professional accreditation by the College of Radiographers until June 2027.

It is very good and I would recommend the course to less experienced or non-static CT band 6 staff within my own department” - Natalie Gartland, Imaging services manager, Royal Brompton

I think that the course offers high-quality education and is aimed at the right level. The expert interviews are engaging and come across very well" - Elly Castellano, Principal Physicist (Diagnostic Radiology), Royal Marsden

What do people say about the course? More testimonials here



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Course Creators
Martine Harris (Research Radiographer, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and PhD Candidate in Radiography, University of Bradford), Jane Edwards (Clinical Scientist, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust) and David Edwards (CT Modality Lead, Cleveland Clinic London).
Expert Panel
Elly Castellano (Principal Physicist (Diagnostic Radiology), Royal Marsden), Natalie Gartland (Imaging services manager, Royal Brompton) and Tom Minden (CT Superintendent, Great Ormond Street).
Gareth Iball (Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiography (Medical Physics), University of Bradford), Elizabeth Shaw (Lead CT Superintendent Radiographer, Royal Brompton Hospital), and David Platten (Medical Physics Expert and Principal Physicist, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust). 

BIR member: £75.99
Non-member: £89.99

Ask for a quote for a cost-effective group membership package (the larger the group, the bigger the discount). Send an email to video.sales@bir.org.uk quoting the number in your group.

Prices are for a 12 month licence to view video content and complete the test. Course transcript, user notes and CPD certificate can be downloaded and kept indefinitely.

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