Woman receiving CT scan test

Learn more about Computed Tomography (CT).

Computed Tomography (CT) is a specialized branch of radiology. A CT technologist works closely with patients and physicians to create 3-D images of inside the human body. This modality is a frontrunner in trauma intervention. CT technologists also help to diagnose strokes, heart attacks, cancer, and many other diseases of the human body using advanced imaging equipment.


Program Description

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning! The Cox College Computed Tomography Program is completed online in just 6 months and all courses can be transferred to the Cox College Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (BSDI) degree program. All students entering the CT program receive 64 transfer credits toward the BSDI and 24 credit hours for completing the program. After passing the ARRT registry examination in CT, a total of 90 credit hours are applied to the BSDI degree program.

The program is designed to meet the specific needs of all prospective students, including practicing technologists.

  • All CT courses may be applied towards ARRT continuing education requirements (48 C.E.’s per 3 credit hour course)
  • The program fulfills ARRT “structured education” requirements
  • Unregistered technologists practicing in CT may opt out of the clinical components of the program and complete didactic-only courses in preparation for the CT registry
  • An extensive CT registry review course is available in the program


Clinical Sites

Students have availability of pre-arranged clinical sites in Missouri, or you may contact the program advisor (thaddeus.morris@coxcollege.edu) with questions regarding alternative clinical sites outside of Missouri. CT students opting to complete clinical rotations in
Springfield will benefit from several available clinical sites and a variety of scanners. Our current clinical affiliates in Springfield provide training on GE and Siemens systems as well as 8, 16, 32, and 64-slice scanner configurations.


Application and Admissions

Admission Deadline: April 1st
Interviews: April 1st – April 15th
Decisions Mailed: April 15th – April 30th


To apply to the Cox College CT Program, the applicant must:

  • Complete the Cox College undergraduate application  and check “Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging”
  • Download and submit the Specialty Diagnostic Imaging program application
  • Download and submit the Clinical Affiliate Request form if requesting a clinical site outside of the CoxHealth system
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in an imaging program.
  • Be a registered radiologic technologist or registry-eligible with successful completion of the ARRT radiologic technology registry prior to the program start date or unrestricted license.
  • Refer to the program application for additional documents required


Tuition and Fees

Beginning Fall 2013 all specialty imaging programs are offered through the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imaging (BSDI) degree program.  Current tuition and fees information is available here.  For additional tuition pricing and scholarship information, please contact the Bursar’s office.


Program and Fees

Michelle Masengill, M.Ed.

Chair & Assistant Professor

Ph: (417) 269-3063 / Rm: 339

Joelene Powell, MOL

Assistant Professor

Ph: 417-269-8669 / Rm: 337

Tad Morris, MS

Assistant Professor

Office: (417) 269-1074 / Rm: 335