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Radiologic Technology

RADT101R Introduction to Radiology & Clinical Simulated Lab Practicum - 1 Class Hours / 2 Lab Hours / 2 Credits
This is an introductory course which presents Radiologic Technology as a science and other aspects related to this profession. During the first half of the semester the focus will be on introductory concepts in Radiologic Technology.  The second half of the semester will focus on engaging in simulated activities. Students will gain an understanding of the practical applications of patient care, exposure factors, protection and mandatory requirements for clinical practicums. (Prerequisite: Matriculation in the RVCC Radiologic Technology Program)

RADT110R Patient Care &  Medical Terminology - 1 Class Hours / 2 Lab Hours/ 2 Credits
This course introduces the Radiologic Technology student to their responsibilities when working with patients. This course will discuss patient education, safety and comfort. An emphasis will be made on how to react to medical emergencies within the department and the legal responsibilities of the radiologic professional. The course will address infection control, handling of hazardous materials, isolation precautions, and patient monitoring. The student will learn about human diversity, ethnic and cultural values and how to integrate these concepts into professional practice.  Medical terminology related to imaging sciences will be discussed, developing a basic understanding of the medical language employed in the health care professions and Imaging department. (Corequisites: RADT101R, RADT115R)

RADT115R Radiographic Positioning & Procedures I - 2 Class Hours / 2 Lab Hours/ 3 Credits
This course is a study of the radiographic procedures as they relate to the skeletal system. Topics include positioning, exposure factors, film evaluation and related anatomy of chest, abdomen, superior and inferior extremities, and shoulder and pelvic girdle. There are positioning practical workshop components. (Corequisites:  SCI201R, RADT110R, RADT132R)  

RADT120R Radiation Physics & Imaging Equipment - 2 Class Hours / 2 Credits
This course explores and defines the fundamental principles of physics and electronics involved in the production, use and control of the various electromagnetic energies used in medical and diagnostic applications.  Topics include electromagnetic waves, electricity and magnetism, electrical energy, power and circuits as they relate to radiography. It will discuss the components of radiographic equipment and how its work in the production of x rays. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of physics as they relate to the operation of radiographic equipment. (Prerequisites: MATH110R, RADT101R, RADT132R)

RADT121R Radiography Clinical Practicum I - 4 Credits (180)
This course is competency-based clinical experience that develops the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skill level of students will assist and perform basic radiographic procedures. During the clinical rotation, students will assist and perform basic radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities. Must complete 180 clinical hours and pass co-requisite/pre-requisite courses. (Prerequisites: RADT101, RADT110R, RADT115R, RADT132R)

RADT122R Radiography Clinical Practicum II - 4 Credits (180)
A competency-based clinical experience that intensifies the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skill level of students in the realization of special radiographic procedures. Students will assist the radiologist in fluoroscopic exam procedures. This clinical experience provides learning opportunities in radiographic critique and quality assurance. The student will acquire proficiency in the realization of radiographic position and procedures of body trunk, spine, and fluoroscopic procedures, preparation of contrast media and patient care. Mastery of knowledge from previous clinical practicum with a focus on outcomes assessment.  This is an 8 weeks assignment. Students must complete 180 clinical hours and pass successfully the pre-requisites courses to continue into the next level. (Prerequisites: RADT121R, RADT215R)

RADT132R Principles of Radiographic Exposure, Image Acquisition & Processing - 3 Class Hours / 3 Credits
This course comprises the study of all concepts associated with the nature, production and exposure of x-rays, image acquisition and processing. It will present CR/DR image acquisition. DICOM standards will be discussed. PACS system of storage and transfer will be presented. Manipulation of various exposure factors and choices of equipment uses will be explored. The student will develop knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and evaluate quantitative and qualitative factors in clinical radiographs.  (Corequisites: MATH110R; RADT101R)

RADT214R Radiologic Pathology & Imaging Critique - 2 Class Hours / 2 Credits
This course is a study of the most common conditions and lesions affecting the human being and its relation to the changes observed in the radiographic image. Evaluation and analysis of radiographs pertaining to the anatomical region are studied. Evaluation of the quality on the radiographic image is also studied. (Prerequisites: SCI201R, SCI202R, RADT115R, RADT215R, RADT218R)

RADT215R Radiographic Positioning/Procedures II and Contrast Media - 2 Class Hours / 2 Lab Hours / 3 Credits
This course is a study of the body trunk, vertebral spine, and radiographic special procedures including fluoroscopy and the use of contrast media. It includes discussion of correct factors exposure, positioning skills, medical indication and contra-indications for special studies pertaining to the anatomical region of study. Positioning practical workshops will be included. Students should pass successfully the pre-requisites courses to continue into the next level. (Prerequisites: RADT115R, RADT110R; Corequisite: RADT121R)

RADT218R Radiographic Positioning & Procedures III - 1 Class Hour / 2 Lab Hours/ 2 Credits
This course entails the study of the radiographic procedures related to cranial structures, facial bones and neck. It includes, discussion of exposure techniques, positioning skills, medical indications for special and optional projections; that may be performed on traumatized patients and special studies pertaining to this anatomical region. (Prerequisites: RADT115R, RADT215R)

RADT223R Radiography Clinical Practicum III - 5 Credits (225)
This course is a competency-based clinical experience that intensifies the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skill level of students performing radiographic procedures of the skull. This clinical experience provides learning opportunities in mobile, trauma and surgical radiographic procedures. Mastery of knowledge from previous clinical practicum with a focus on outcomes assessment will occur. Must complete 225 clinical hours and pass successfully the pre-requisites courses to continue into the next level. (Prerequisites: RADT115R, RADT121R, RADT122R, RADT215R, RADT218R)                          

RADT224R Radiography Clinical Practicum IV - 5 Credits (225)
Students participate and develop skills in radiographic critique and quality assurance. The students acquire proficiency in the application of all radiographic procedures under indirect supervision. Students are exposed to new imaging modalities. Mastery of knowledge from previous clinical practicum with a focus on outcomes assessment will occur. Must complete 225 clinical hours and pass successfully the pre-requisites courses to complete the program requirements. (Prerequisites: RADT223R)

RADT228R Radiation Biology & Protection - 2 Class Hours / 2 Credits
This course introduces the student to the possible negative effects of diagnostic medical radiation on the human body. Specifically, the student will study how the quality and quantity of x-ray radiation can damage cellular structure and the different ways to minimize this potential danger. This course also discusses rules and regulations related to radiation safety surrounding the radiographer and his/her role in exposing and protecting the public to diagnostic medical radiation. The students should pass successfully the pre-requisites courses to continue into the next level. (Prerequisites: RADT101R, RADT120R, RADT132R)

RADT229R Cross Sectional Anatomy - 1 Class Hour / 2 Lab Hours / 2 Credits 
This course will focus on the study of cross-sectional anatomy for imaging professionals. The course is designed to provide the student with an overview of human anatomy, viewed in body sections, as it relates to the imaging professional. Course is complemented with laboratory experiences. (Prerequisites: SCI201R; SCI202R, Matriculation in the RVCC Radiologic Technology Program)

RADT235R Quality Assurance, Ethical and Legal Issues - 2 Class Hours / 2 Credits
This course will offer students basic knowledge on the importance and implementation of a quality assurance program in a radiological facility. Emphasis will be given to the quality control tests performed on radiographic exposure and imaging acquisitioning and processing. Medical-legal considerations of the health profession with emphasis on the radiologic technologist. Comprises current aspects on ethics, responsibilities, obligations and rights of the health professionals relative to patients and colleagues, including case presentation and discussion. (Prerequisites:  RADT110R, RADT120R, RADT132R)

RADT240R: Introduction to Imaging Modalities - 2 Class Hours / 2 Credits
This course introduces students to new modalities of medical diagnostic imaging. Course includes basic concepts of principles and operational procedures of lineal tomography, digital and computerized radiology, computed tomography, interventional, magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, mammography, sonography and bone density. (Corequisite: RADT224R)

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