Radiologic Technology

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Radiologic Technology

RAD 101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology 3 s.h.

This course provides the students with a basic understanding of the science of radiology. The role of a health care provider and the radiographer responsibilities will be discussed. Ethical behavior and ethical issues in a clinical setting will be discussed. The introduction of radiology medical terminology will be discussed. The role terminology plays in the understanding of orders directly pertaining to patient care in radiology and other related medical care. The role of the radiographer students in direct patient care and patient education will be discussed.  Hours of class per week: 3.

RAD 102 Patient Care in Medical Imaging 1 s.h.

This course offers students a clinical overview of medical imaging as it pertains to patient care. Understanding Medical Imaging Procedures, equipment, biological effects of radiation, patient education and communication are the major topics. Infection control, patient care and assessment, examination preparation are just a few of the many clinical aspects of radiology in relationship to the healthcare environment. Hours of class per week: 1.

RAD 110 Radiographic Procedures I 3 s.h.

Students learn to perform the principles of radiographic positioning of the chest, abdomen, extremities, hips and pelvis. Practice on positioning skills will be provided in a lab setting and through designated area hospital’s radiology departments. Emphasis will be placed upon the quality of the diagnostic radiograph, the principles of safety and radiation protection to the patient, technologists and other ancillary staff.  Hours of class per week: 2. Hours of lab per week: 2.

RAD 111 Radiographic Procedures II 3 s.h.

Students learn to perform the principles of radiographic positioning of the digestive and urinary tract, spine, ribs, and skull. Practice on positioning skills will be provided in a lab setting and through designated area hospitals radiology departments. Emphasis will be placed upon the quality of the diagnostic radiograph, the principles of safety and radiation protection to the patient, technologists, and other ancillary staff. Hours of class per week: 2. Hours of lab per week: 2.

RAD 120 Clinical Experience I 4 s.h.

Performance of radiographic procedures in area hospital’s radiology departments under the guidance of clinical coordinator or LRT (Licensed Radiologic Technologist). Perform radiology procedures as covered in Radiographic Procedures I. Students observe technologists positioning patients for various radiologic examinations. Students will perform radiologic procedures under direct supervision of an LRT. Students will be evaluated on patient care, principles of safety and radiation protection to the patient, technologists and other ancillary staff. Students must adhere to all hospital policies and regulations concerning patient’s rights. Hours of lab per week: 16.

RAD 121 Clinical Experience II 4 s.h.

Performance of radiographic procedures in area hospital’s radiology departments under the guidance of clinical coordinator or LRT (Licensed Radiologic Technologist). Perform radiology procedures as covered in Radiographic Procedures I & II. Students observe technologists positioning patients for various radiologic examinations. Students will perform radiologic procedures under direct supervision of an LRT. Students will be evaluated on patient care, principles of safety and radiation protection to the patient, technologists and other ancillary staff. Students must adhere to all hospital policies and regulations concerning patient’s rights. Hours of lab per week: 16.

RAD 122 Clinical Experience III 7 s.h.

Performance of radiographic procedures in area hospital’s radiology departments under the guidance of clinical coordinator or LRT (Licensed Radiologic Technologist). Perform radiology procedures as covered in Radiographic Procedures I & II. Students observe technologists positioning patients for various radiologic examinations. Students will perform radiologic procedures (deemed competent in) under direct supervision of an LRT. Students will be evaluated on patient care, principles of safety and radiation protection to the patient, technologists and other ancillary staff. Students must adhere to all hospital policies and regulations concerning patient’s rights. Forty hours a week for the summer session. Hours of lab per week: 40.

RAD 130 Radiographic Physics I 3 s.h.

This course gives the students a basic knowledge of atomic structure that will lead directly into the properties of x-rays. The students will learn the nature of radiation and the study of x-ray production. Emphasis will be on the radiographic image including radiation exposure and radiographic technique. The basics of radiation protection will be covered in this course. Hours of class per week: 3.

RAD 131 Radiographic Physics II 3 s.h.

This course is a continuation of RAD 130, Radiographic Physics I. Fluoroscopic and tomographic equipment requirements and operation will be covered. The study of special x-ray imaging such as: mammography, computed tomography, digital imaging will be discussed. Special emphasis will be on quality control and laboratory focus will be on quality control testing.  Hours of class per week: 3.

RAD 210 Advanced Radiographic Procedures I 2 s.h.

The students will learn the central nervous system, circulatory system, and cardiac catheterization. This course will provide the students with a basic knowledge of sectional anatomy, as it relates to various computer generated modalities. Specific emphasis will be focused on angiography, interventional radiology, mobile radiography, surgical radiography, tomography, and computed tomography. The students learn to perform positioning on pediatric and geriatric patients. They will learn the principles of pediatric and geriatric imaging and special patient care that these patients must be provided with to achieve quality diagnostic radiographs. Hours of class per week: 2.

RAD 211 Advanced Radiographic Procedures II 2 s.h.

This course gives the students an introduction of other types of imaging that are available in radiography, that may be of interest in pursuing their careers. The students learn the principles of these imaging modalities, which include digital angiography and digital spot imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic ultrasound, nuclear medicine, bone densitometry, positron emission testing, and radiation oncology. The fundamentals of quality assurance in a diagnostic radiology department will be presented. Hours of class per week: 2.

RAD 212 Sectional Anatomy 1 s.h.

A study of Human Anatomy as viewed in the crosssectional planes of the body, Sagittal, Coronal, Transverse, and Longitudinal. Sectional Anatomy’s main focus is to ascertain the physical relevance of anatomic structures in CT and MRI imaging. Hours of class per week: 1.

RAD 220 Clinical Experience IV 6 s.h.

This course, a continuation of RAD 122, will provide the students with an orientation to a new affiliate hospital. Emphasis will be on the performance of radiographic procedures in area hospital radiology departments, under the guidance of a clinical coordinator or LRT (Licensed Radiologic Technologist). Students will perform radiology procedures as covered in RAD 110, Radiographic Procedures I, RAD 111, Radiographic Procedures II, and RAD 210 Advanced Radiographic Procedures I. Students observe technologists positioning patients for various radiologic examinations. Students will perform radiologic procedures under direct supervision of an LRT. Students will be evaluated on patient care, principles of safety and radiation protection to the patient, technologists and other ancillary staff. Students must adhere to all hospital policies and regulations concerning patient’s rights. Hours of lab per week: 24.

RAD 221 Clinical Experience V 6 s.h.

Emphasis will be on the performance of radiographic procedures in area hospital radiology departments, under the guidance of a clinical coordinator or LRT (Licensed Radiologic Technologist). Students will perform radiology procedures as covered in RAD 110, Radiographic Procedures I, RAD 111, Radiographic Procedures II, RAD 210, Advanced Radiographic Procedures I, and RAD 211 Advanced Radiographic Procedures II. Students observe technologists positioning patients for various radiologic examinations, including other medical imaging modalities. Students will perform radiologic procedures under direct supervision of an LRT. Students will be evaluated on patient care, principles of safety and radiation protection to the patient, technologists and other ancillary staff. Students must adhere to all hospital policies and regulations concerning patient’s rights. Hours of lab per week: 24.

RAD 230 Radiographic Health 3 s.h.

The content of this course is to provide the principles of ionizing radiation and it’s effects on the human body. Chronic and acute effects of radiation effecting biological response will be presented. The principles of radiation protection to the radiographer, the patient, other personnel and the general public will be discussed. Focus will be on radiographic protection procedures, radiographic features in equipment, and the requirements of regulatory agencies on radiation health and safety. Hours of class per week: 3.

RAD 231 Quality Management 2 s.h.

Quality management includes the topics of quality assurance and quality control that are associated with today’s medical imaging departments. Each medical imaging department must develop and adhere to standards for the safe operation of the radiographic equipment. These standards are mandated by federal and state regulatory agencies. This course details quality management guidelines for radiographic equipment, both analog and digital, as well as radiographic imaging quality properties. In addition, film analysis and film critique skills are introduced. Prerequisites: RAD 130 and RAD 131. Hours of class per week: 2.