Radiology Technologist Dan Carlson of Baxter recently earned advanced computed tomography (CT) scan certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The process for obtaining certification included the submission of a minimum of 125 exams for review that are a mix of routine scans, arterial scans, biopsies, drain placements, arthrograms and many other procedures. Carlson was also required to show proficiency in post processing of the CT data by completing Mutiplanar reconstructions (MPR), creating a variety of 3D renderings--maximum intensity projection (MIP), shaded surface display (SSD) and volume rendering (VR)--as well as using all the calibration/measuring tools available on the machine. Once all of the submitted information was approved, Carlson could sat for an exam.
A member of CRMC’s Radiology Department staff since 2010, Carlson earned his degree in Radiologic Technology at Lake Superior College in Duluth. He is a graduate of Aitkin High School.