Radiography (RAD) at Brightpoint Community College


         
 
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RAD 100 - Introduction to Radiology and Protection
Presents brief history of radiological profession, code of ethics, conduct for radiologic students, and the basic fundamentals of radiation protection.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RAD 111 - Radiologic Science I
Teaches concepts of radiation, radiography physics, fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, electricity and magnetism, and application of these principles to radiography. Focuses on X-ray production, emission, and X- ray interaction with matter. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
RAD 112 - Radiologic Science II
Teaches concepts of radiation, radiography physics, fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, electricity and magnetism, and application of these principles to radiography. Focuses on X-ray production, emission, and X- ray interaction with matter. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
RAD 121 - Radiographic Procedures I
Introduces procedures for positioning the patient's anatomical structures relative to X-ray beam and image receptor. Emphasizes procedures for routine examination of the chest, abdomen, extremities, and axial skeleton.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
RAD 125 - Patient Care Procedures
Presents the care and handling of the sick and injured patient in the Radiology Department. Introduces the fundamentals of nursing procedures, equipment and supplies specific to radiology.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
RAD 131 - Elementary Clinical Procedures I
Develops advanced technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures. Focuses on manipulation of equipment, patient care, osseous studies, skull procedures, and contrast studies. Provides clinical experience in cooperating health agencies. Part I of II.
Clinical 15 hours per week.
3 credits
RAD 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RAD 205 - Radiation Protection and Radiobiology
Studies methods and devices used for protection from ionizing radiation. Teaches theories of biological effects, cell and organism sensitivity, and the somatic and genetic effects of ionizing radiation. Presents current radiation protection philosophy for protecting the patient and technologist.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
RAD 221 - Radiographic Procedures II
Continues procedures for positioning the patient's anatomical structures relative to X-ray beam and image receptor. Emphasizes procedures for routine examination of the skull, contrast studies of internal organs, and special procedures employed in the more complicated investigation of the human body.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
RAD 231 - Advanced Clinical Procedures I
Reinforces technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures. Introduces more intricate contrast media procedures. Focuses on technical proficiency, application of radiation, protection, nursing skills, and exposure principles. Teaches advanced technical procedures and principles of imaging modalities, correlating previous radiographic theory, focusing on full responsibility for patients in technical areas, perfecting technical skills, and developing awareness of related areas utilizing ionizing radiation. Provides clinical experience in cooperating health agencies. Part I of II.
Clinical 20-25 hours per week.
4-5 credits
RAD 232 - Advanced Clinical Procedures II
Reinforces technical skills in fundamental radiographic procedures. Introduces more intricate contrast media procedures. Focuses on technical proficiency, application of radiation, protection, nursing skills, and exposure principles. Teaches advanced technical procedures and principles of imaging modalities, correlating previous radiographic theory, focusing on full responsibility for patients in technical areas, perfecting technical skills, and developing awareness of related areas utilizing ionizing radiation. Provides clinical experience in cooperating health agencies. Part II of II.
Clinical 20-25 hours per week.
5 credits
RAD 256 - Radiographic Film Evaluation
Presents a concentrated study and practical evaluation of radiographic quality and disease affects on radiographs. Focuses on technical factors, procedural factors, equipment malfunctions, and other difficulties associated with radiographs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: BIO 141, BIO 142, RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 121, RAD 221.
3 credits
RAD 270 - Digital Image Acquisition and Display
Includes basic principles of digital radiography, image acquisition, image acquisition errors, software image processing, fundamental principles of exposures, image evaluation, quality assurance and maintenance issues, and digital display.
(2 Cr.) Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
RAD 280 - Terminal Competencies in Radiography
Includes preparation and ensures that students possess competencies which relate to materials covered by the ARRT Content Specifications for national exam eligibility. Incorporates activities designed to verify that students have mastered skills in the critical content areas to include equipment operation and maintenance, image production and evaluation, radiographic procedures, radiation protection and patient care.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission to RAD program.
1 credits
RAD 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits