Radiologic Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

RADT 1010 : Introduction to Radiology

Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to many specializations in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Provides the student with an overview of radiography and patient care. Students will be oriented to the radiographic profession as a whole. Emphasis will be placed on patient care with consideration of both physical and psychological conditions. Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to many specializations in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: ethics, medical and legal considerations, Right to Know Law, professionalism, basic principles of radiation protection, basic principles of exposure, equipment introduction, health care delivery systems, hospital and departmental organization, hospital and technical college affiliation, medical emergencies, pharmacology/contrast agents, media, OR and mobile procedures patient preparation, death and dying, body mechanics/transportation, basic life support/CPR, and patient care in radiologic sciences.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

RADT 1030 : Radiographic Procedures I

Introduces the knowledge required to perform radiologic procedures applicable to the human anatomy. Emphasis will be placed on the production of quality radiographs, and laboratory experience will demonstrate the application of theoretical principles and concepts. Topics include: introduction to radiographic procedures; positioning terminology; positioning considerations; procedures, anatomy, and topographical anatomy related to chest and abdomen cavities, bony thorax,upper extremities, shoulder girdle; and lower extremities.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

RADT 1060 : Radiographic Procedures II

Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and routine projections of the pelvic girdle; anatomy and routine projections of the spine, gastrointestinal (GI) procedures; genitourinary (GU) procedures; biliary system procedures.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

RADT 1065 : Radiologic Science

Content of this course is designed to establish a basic knowledge of atomic structure and terminology. Other topics include the nature and characteristics of x-radiation; ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; x-ray production; the properties of x-rays and the fundamentals of x-ray photon interaction with matter.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

RADT 1075 : Radiographic Imaging

The content of this course introduces factors that govern and influence the production of the radiographic image using analog and digital radiographic equipment found in diagnostic radiology. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge and techniques required to produce high quality diagnostic radiographic images. Topics include: Image quality (radiographic density; radiographic contrast; recorded detail; distortion; grids; image receptors and holders (analog and digital); processing considerations (analog and digital); image acquisition (analog, digital, and PACS); image analysis; image artifacts (analog and digital); Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images within a digital system will assist students to bridge between film-based and digital imaging systems. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. Laboratory experiences will demonstrate applications of theoretical principles and concepts.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

RADT 1085 : Radiologic Equipment

Content establishes a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic and mobile equipment requirements and design. The content also provides a basic knowledge of Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) devices, beam restriction, filtration, quality control, and quality management principles of analog and digital systems. Laboratory experiences will demonstrate applications of theoretical principles and concepts.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

RADT 1200 : Principles of Radiation Biology & Protection

Provides instruction on the principles of cell radiation interaction. Radiation effects on cells and factors affecting cell response are presented. Acute and chronic effects of radiation are discussed. Topics include: radiation detection and measurement; patient protection; personnel protection; absorbed dose equivalencies; agencies and regulations; introduction to radiation biology; cell anatomy, radiation/cell interaction; and effects of radiation.

Credits

2

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Program Admission.

RADT 1320 : Clinical Radiography I

Introduces students to the hospital clinical setting and provides an opportunity for students to participate in or observe radiographic procedures. Topics include: orientation to hospital areas and procedures; orientation to mobile/surgery; orientation to radiography and fluoroscopy; participation in and/or observation of procedures related to body cavities, the shoulder girdle, and upper extremities. Activities of students are under direct supervision.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

RADT 1330 : Clinical Radiography II

Continues introductory student learning experiences in the hospital setting. Topics include: equipment utilization; exposure techniques; attend to and/or observation of routine projections of the lower extremities, pelvic girdle, and spine; attend to and/or observation of procedures related to the gastrointestinal (GI), genitourinary (GU), and biliary systems; and attend to and/or observation of procedure related to minor radiologic procedures. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.

Credits

7

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

RADT 2090 : Radiographic Procedures III

Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and routine projections of the cranium; anatomy and routine projections of the facial bones; anatomy and routine projections of the sinuses; special radiographic procedures, and pathological considerations of the cranium, facial bones, sinuses and special procedures.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

RADT 2230 : CT Procedures II

Provides knowledge of anatomy, pathology, scanning protocols, contrast administration, and contraindications for computed tomography of the neck, spine, musculoskeletal system, and special procedures. Post-processing and quality assurance criteria are addressed. Topics include: anatomy, pathology, scanning protocol, contrast administration and contraindications, post processing and quality assurance.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

Corequisites

RADT 2250 : CT Clinical I

Introduces students to the computed tomography department and provides an opportunity for participation in and observation of CT procedures. Students progress toward completion of clinical competency evaluations. Topics include: exam preparation, patient care, equipment utilization, exposure techniques, evaluation of CT procedures, and incorporation of contrast media.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

Corequisites

RADT 2260 : Radiologic Technology Review

Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps the student prepare for national certification examinations for radiographers. Topics include: image production and evaluation; radiographic procedures; anatomy, physiology, pathology, and terminology; equipment operation and quality control; radiation protection; and patient care and education.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

RADT 2265 : CT Clinical II

Provides students with continued computed tomography work experience. Students demonstrate increased proficiency levels in skills introduced in Computed Tomography Procedures and practiced in the previous clinical course. Students complete clinical competency evaluations. Topics include: exam preparation, patient care, equipment utilization, exposure techniques, evaluation of CT procedures, and incorporation of contrast media.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

Corequisites

RADT 2340 : Clinical Radiography III

Provides students with continued hospital setting work experience. Students continue to develop proficiency in executing procedures introduced in Radiographic Procedures. Topics include: patient care; behavioral and social competencies; performance and/or observation of minor special procedures, special equipment use, and participation in and/or observation of cranial and facial radiography. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.

Credits

6

Prerequisites

Program Admission.

RADT 2360 : Clinical Radiography IV

Provides students with continued hospital setting work experience. Students demonstrate increased proficiency levels in skills introduced in all of the radiographic procedures courses and practiced in previous clinical radiography courses. Topics include: patient care; behavioral and social competency; advanced radiographic anatomy; equipment utilization; exposure techniques; sterile techniques; integration of procedures and/or observation of angiographic, interventional, minor special procedures; integration of procedures and/or observation of special equipment use; integration of procedures and/or observation of routine and special radiographic procedures; and final completion of all required clinical competencies. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.

Credits

9

Prerequisites

Program Admission.