Radiologic Technology Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

RADT 103C Radiographic Positioning I 1-2-2
This course introduces the student to the principles of radiography, radiographic terminology, and radiation protection. This course covers the anatomy and radiographic positioning of the thoracic and abdominal viscera. (Corequisite: RADT 109C and RADT 180C)

RADT 109C Introduction to Health Care in Radiologic Technology 1-0-1
This course is a series of continuous focused lectures pertinent to each clinical semester.  Radiologic science, patient care, image critiques and imaging methods will be presented and discussed. Corequisites: RADT 103C, RADT 180C

RADT 116C Radiographic Imaging Technology I 2-2-3
A discussion of the principles leading to the production of the manifest image.  The general design of the x-ray tube as well as x-ray production and emission.  Tube rating charts, factors affecting radiographic quality, grids and accessories as well as fluoroscopy will be covered. (Corequisites RADT 159C, RADT 151C; Prerequisites RADT 103C, RADT 109C, RADT 180C.

RADT 123C Radiation Protection 3-0-3
Topics covered in this course include: radiation quantities and units; interaction of radiation with the body tissues; molecular and cellular radiation biology; dose limits; equipment design for radiation protection; early and late effects of radiation; management of patient and imaging personnel doses during diagnostic x-ray procedures and methods of monitoring.  (Prerequisites: RADT 180C, RADT 151C, RADT 116C and RADT 203C; Corequisite: RADT 294C)

RADT 151C Patient Care for the Radiographer 2-0-2
Discussion of the proper handling of sick, injured and infectious patients along with the proper care and use of medical equipment and supplies.  Pharmacology, medical ethics and the medicolegal aspects of radiologic technology will be discussed. (Prerequisites: RADT 109C, RADT 103C; Corequisites: RADT 159C)

RADT 159C Radiographic Positioning II and Clinical Procedures I 3-26-9
This course is an examination of the radiographic positioning of the osseous system. Topics in this course include: positioning, radiographic exposure factors, medical terminology, pathology, radiographic anatomy, radiation protection, and special considerations for the pediatric and geriatric patients. The clinical experience is an extension of the classroom where the student will develop the theory into practical skills through instruction, application, critique and evaluation on common procedures. All students enrolled in RADT 159C with be charged at $350 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisites: RADT 151C, RADT 180C; corequisite: RADT 116C)

[Explanatory note re hours allocation: 3 hours of lecture (3 credits) + 2 hours of lab (1 credit) + 24 hours of clinic (@ 5 hours per credit = 4 credits) = 9 credits]

RADT 164C Radiographic Positioning III and Clinical Procedures II 3-26-9
This is a continuation of XR 159 and examines the radiographic positioning of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine along with routine positioning of the biliary tract, upper and lower gastrointestinal system, urinary system and the study of radiographic contrast media.  Topics in this course include: positioning, radiographic exposure factors, medical terminology, radiation protection, and special considerations for the pediatric and geriatric patients.  Clinical experience is continued in this course. All students enrolled in RADT 164C with be charged at $350 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisites: RADT 109C, RADT 103C, RADT 180C,  RADT 151C, RADT 115C and RADT 159C; Corequisite: RADT 220C)

[Explanatory note re hours allocation: 3 hours of lecture (3 credits) + 2 hours of lab (1 credit) + 24 hours of clinic (@ 5 hours per credit = 4 credits) = 9 credits]

RADT 165C Radiographic Clinical Procedures III 0-23-4
This course is a continuation of the clinical component of RADT 164C.  Students will complete their first clinical assignment and build on the procedures taught in RADT 103C, RADT 159C and RADT 164C.  Four 8-hour clinical days per week over 11 weeks is required. All students enrolled in RADT 165C with be charged at $350 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisite: RADT 109C, RADT 103C, RADT 180C, RADT 151C, RADT 115C, RADT 159C and RADT 164C; Corequisite: RADT 203C)

RADT 180C Radiographic Equipment Operation and Maintenance 3-0-3
A basic review of algebra and the physical principles of matter, leading to tube production of electricity with its ramifications pertinent to the field of radiologic technology. Basic radiation producing circuitry is discussed including closed circuit television and videotaped recording. The course will also include an overview of radiation therapy, nuclear medicine and ultrasonography.

RADT 180C Radiographic Physics 3-0-3
A basic review of the physical principles of matter, leading to tube production of electricity with its ramifications pertinent to the field of radiologic technology. Basic radiation producing circuitry is discussed including closed circuit television along with digital radiography.  (Corequisites: RADT 103C, RADT 109C)

RADT 203C Advanced Radiographic Procedures 3-0-3
This course is a continuation of XR 159 and examines the radiographic positioning of the cranium, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses.  Other topics include trauma, mobile and surgical radiography, pediatric radiography, venipuncture, arthrography, biliary duct procedures, hysterosalpingography, myelography, orthoroentgenography, and conventional tomography.  (Prerequisites: RADT 103C, RADT 109C, RADT 159C, RADT 164C; Corequisites: RADT 165C)

RADT 209C Pathology and Cross-Sectional Anatomy 3-0-3
This course introduces concepts related to disease with etiological considerations  Included in this course is the understanding of how the disease process works and recognizing the radiographic appearance of specific diseases.  Gross anatomical structures will be located and identified in axial (transverse), sagittal, coronal and orthogonal (oblique) planes.  . (Prerequisites: successful completion of all previous RADT courses in the curriculum; corequisite: RADT 295C)

RADT 220C Digital Processing and Computerized Tomography 2-2-3
An understanding of the components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology.  Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed as well as quality assurance and maintenance.  Also included in this course are concepts designed to provide entry-level radiography students with a basic understanding of the operation of a computed tomography device. (Prerequisite: RADT 116C, RADT 180C Corequisite: RADT 164C)

RADT 294C Radiographic Clinical Procedures IV 0-16-3
Students will be required to rotate through a second clinical affiliate for the purpose of learning other procedures, protocols and technology. All students enrolled in RADT 294C with be charged at $350 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisites: RADT 109C, RADT 103C, RACT 164C, RADT 165C and RADT 203C; corequisite: RADT 123C)

RADT 295C Radiographic Clinical Procedures V 0-16-3
Students will refine their skills in preparation for the workplace and complete all required clinical competencies for the program. All students enrolled in RADT 295C with be charged at $350 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisite: RADT 294C; Corequisite: RADT 209C)

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