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RAD 115 - Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Presents concepts of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Physics. Teaches fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance and application of principles. Prerequisite: ARRT or eligible.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
RAD 120 - Medical Care Procedures & Safety in Radiology
Teaches the fundamentals of radiation safety, body mechanics and medical legal considerations in Radiology. Presents techniques of infection control, patient care safety, and response to emergency situations. Introduces pharmacology, contrast media, and treatment of adverse reactions. Students acquire skills in vital sign assessment, sterile technique, venipuncture, and other medical care procedures. Prerequisite-Corequisite: Admission to RAD Program.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 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 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 132 - Elementary Clinical Procedures II
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 II of II.
Clinical 15 hours per week.
3 credits
RAD 141 - Principles of Radiographic Quality I
Presents factors that control and influence radiographic quality, as well as, various technical conversion factors useful in radiography. Discusses automatic film processing, sensitometry, and quality assurance testing. Prerequisite: Admission to Program. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
RAD 142 - Principles of Radiographic Quality II
Presents factors that control and influence radiographic quality, as well as, various technical conversion factors useful in radiography. Discusses automatic film processing, sensitometry, and quality assurance testing. Prerequisite: Admission to Program. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 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 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
RAD 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work 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 206 - Human Disease and Radiography
Introduces the various diseases and anomalies that may be manifested on the radiograph. Presents diseases related to the various body systems. Places emphasis on the relationship of the disease process and radiographic density.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 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 233 - Anatomy and Positioning of the Breast
Presents the risk factors for breast disease, anatomy and physiology of the breast and discusses the various pathologies identified through mammography. Includes routine and special projections of the breast. Prerequisite: ARRT or eligible.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
RAD 234 - Breast Imaging/Instrumentation
Discusses the dedicated radiography equipment necessary for breast imaging. Includes proper technical factors, radiation protection techniques, and proper accessory equipment. Prerequisite: ARRT or eligible.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
RAD 235 - Quality Assurance in Mammography
Discusses the components of quality assurance in mammography and the accreditation programs developed to ensure quality in breast imaging facilities. Prerequisite: ARRT or eligible.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
RAD 242 - Computed Tomography Procedures and Instrumentation
Focuses on the patient care, imaging procedure and physics and instrumentation related to computed tomography imaging. Prerequisite: ARRT or eligible.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
RAD 245 - Radiologic Specialties
Introduces the study of treatment of disease as it relates to various imaging modalities, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Introduces computers and other innovations in radiology. Emphasizes theory, principle of operation, and clinical application of these topics.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
RAD 247 - Cross-Sectional Anatomy
Presents a specialized study of cross-sectional anatomy relevant to sectional imaging modalities such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Prerequisite: ARRT or eligible.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
RAD 248 - Case Studies in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR)
Introduces student to role of collaborator in patient care by providing the critical thinking skills necessary to implement appropriate examination protocols and patient care essential for obtaining diagnostic images. Features cases that can be performed via Magnetic Resonance (MR) simulation or from actual MR examinations.
Credits 3. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ARRT or eligible
3 credits
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RAD 255 - Radiographic Equipment
Studies principles and operation of general and specialized X-ray equipment.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 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. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Admission to RAD program.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
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
RAD 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
RAD 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits