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Radiography

RADT101R Intro to Radiology and Medical Terminology      2 Class Hours/ 2 Credits
Content provides an overview of the foundations of radiography and the practitioner's role in the health care delivery system.  Principles, practices, and policies of health care organizations are examined and discussed in addition to the professional responsibilities of the radiographer.  Course will provide an introduction to the origins of medical terminology.  A word-building system is introduced and abbreviations and symbols are discussed.  Also introduced is an orientation to understanding radiographic orders and diagnostic report interpretation.  Related terminology is addressed.  (Matriculation in the Radiography Program, Corequisite: RADT115R, RADT110R)

RADT110R  Patient Care and Ethics in Radiology - 2 Class Hours/ 2 Credits
This course will provide the concepts of optimal patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures are described, as well as infection control procedures using standard precautions. The role of the radiographer in patient education is identified. The course will also provide a foundation in ethics and law related to the practice of medical imaging. An introduction to terminology, concepts and principles will be presented. Students will examine a variety of ethical and legal issues found in clinical practice. (Matriculation in the Radiography Program, Co-Requisite: RADT115R, RADT101R)

RADT113R  Pharmacology and Venipuncture in Radiology  - 2 Class Hours/ 2 Credit
This course will provide the basic concepts of pharmacology, venipuncture technique and how these concepts are utilized as diagnostic agents in radiology procedures.  Patient safety and optimal delivery of patient care is emphasized in this course. (Co-requisite/Pre-requisite of:  RADT122R and RADT123R)   

RADT114R  Radiology Pathology and Film Critique -  1 Class Hour/ 1 Credit
This course allows the student to explore, describe and explain the pathology of disease. An examination of how the disease process effects the body and the recognition of the radiographic appearance of specific diseases are applied. Anatomical structure will be located  and identified in axial (transverse), sagittal, coronal and orthogonal (oblique) planes. (Co-Requisite/Pre-requisite of:  RADT122R and RADT123R)                             

RADT115R  Radiography Position and Procedures 1 -  2 Lab/ 2 Class Hours/ 3 Credit
Content provides the knowledge base necessary to perform standard imaging procedures. Consideration is given to the evaluation of optimal diagnostic images. In this first course of a series of three beginning positioning and anatomy will be explored. Basic positioning and anatomy of chest, abdomen, pelvis, upper extremities, and lower extremities will be taught. (Matriculation in the Radiography Program, Co-Requisite: RADT110R, RADT101R)

RADT120R Radiation Physics and Imaging Equipment -  3 Class Hours/ 3 Credits
This course will cover basic radiation protection, x-ray circuits, x-ray tubes and the production of x-rays.  Basic anatomy theory as it pertains to x-ray production will be covered.  (Co-Requisite: RADT121R)

RADT121R Radiography Clinical 1  -  4 Credits
Students will be assigned to a hospital radiology department and under the direct and indirect supervision of registered technologists, apply the procedures that have been taught to date.  All clinical courses will include schedule monthly film critiques and an in-depth look at radiation safety practices. (Pre-Requisite: successful completion of RADT115R, RADT110R, RADT101R)

RADT122R Radiography Clinical II  -  2 Credits
Students will be assigned to a hospital radiology department and under the direct and indirect supervision of registered technologists, apply the procedures that have been taught to date.  All clinical courses will include schedule monthly film critiques and an in-depth look at radiation safety practices. (Pre-requisite: successful completion of RADT121R, RADT120R, RADT215R)

RADT123R Radiology Clinical III - 2 Credits
Students will be assigned to a hospital radiology department and under the direct and indirect supervision of registered technologists, apply the procedures that have been taught to date.  All clinical courses will include schedule monthly film critiques and an in-depth look at radiation safety practices. (Pre-Requisite:  RADT122R)

RADT132R Radiographic Image Production - 2 Class Hours/ 2 Lab Hours/ 3 Credit
This course will provide the students with an overview of the exposure settings and the technical factors involved with analog and digital radiography.  Students will learn about the processing, storage, and quality control procedures that are required to maintain the desired image quality.  This course will expand on the areas of image production and evaluation and provide a perspective as to how these fundamentals relate to your profession of choice. (Co-Requisite/Pre-requisite of:  RADT122R and RADT123R) 

RADT215R  Radiographic Position and Procedures 2 -  2 Class Hours/ 2 Lab Hours/ 3 Credits
This course includes a study of the procedures of the digestive, biliary and urinary systems. Spine and trauma situations are also presented.  Contrast media is discussed. (Co-Requisite:  RADT121R)

RADT218R Radiography Positions & Procedures 3 - 2 Class Hours/ 2 Lab Hours/ 3 Credits
This class pertains to radiographic anatomy, positioning and procedures.  As the last class in a series of three, this course will provide the students with the knowledge to perform radiography of the cranium, facial bones, paranasal sinuses as well as selected special procedures.  Advanced imaging procedures such as Mammography, CT Angiography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasonography will be introduced. (Co-Requisite: RADT224R)                                                                                                          

RADT224R Radiography Clinical IV -  5 Credits
Students will be assigned to a hospital radiology department to attend and, under the direct and indirect supervision of registered technologists, apply the procedures that have been taught to date.  All clinical courses will include schedule monthly film critiques and an in-depth look at radiation safety practices. (Pre-requisite: successful completion of: RADT122 and 123)

RADT225R Radiography Clinical V -  5 Credits
Students will be assigned to a hospital radiology department to attend and, under the direct and indirect supervision of registered technologists, apply the procedures that have been taught to date.  All clinical courses will include schedule monthly film critiques and an in-depth look at radiation safety practices. (Pre-Requisite: successful completion of:  RADT224R, RADT228R, RADT218R)

RADT228R  Radiation Biology and Protection - 2 Class Hours/ 2 Lab Hours/ 3 Credits
This course is an advanced study of the effects of radiation on the living systems.  Included with biological responses are chronic and acute radiation effects and an in-depth look at radiation safety practices. (Co-Requisite:  RADT224R)

RADT230R Registry Review - 1 Class Hour/ 1 Credit
In this capstone course, registry review will be conducted to prepare students for end of didactic and clinical training examination. (Co-requisite: RADT225R)

RADT240R  Intro to Computed Tomography - 2 Class Hours/ 2 Credits
Computed Tomography (CT) as an element of diagnostic imaging is studied.  Topics include principles, pertinent physics, image reconstruction, device principles, image quality, radiation dose, specialized techniques, diagnostic applications and cross-sectional anatomy. (Co-Requisite:  RADT225R)

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