RADT 103C         Radiographic Positioning I

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)

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 2

RADT 109C         Introduction to Healthcare in Radiologic Technology

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)

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 1

RADT 116C         Radiographic Imaging Technology I

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. (Prerequisites: RADT 103C, RADT 109C, RADT 180C; corequisites: RADT 159C, RADT 151C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 3

RADT 123C         Radiation Protection

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)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

RADT 151C         Patient Care for the Radiographer

Discusses 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)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

RADT 159C         Radiographic Positioning II and Clinical Procedures I

Examines 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 in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisites: RADT 151C, RADT 180C; corequisite: RADT 116C)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 26    Credit Hours: 9

RADT 164C         Radiographic Positioning III and Clinical Procedures II

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 this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisites: RADT 109C, RADT 103C, RADT 116C, RADT 180C, RADT 151C, and RADT 159C; corequisite: RADT 220C)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 26    Credit Hours: 9

RADT 165C         Radiographic Clinical Procedures III

A continuation of the clinical component of RADT 164C. Students will complete their first clinical assignment and build on the procedures taught in previous courses. Four 8-hour clinical days per week over 11 weeks is required. All students enrolled in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisite: RADT 109C, RADT 103C, RADT 116C, RADT 151C, RADT 159C, RADT 164C, and RADT 180C; corequisite: RADT 203C)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 23    Credit Hours: 5

RADT 180C         Radiographic Physics

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)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0   Credit Hours: 3

RADT 203C         Advanced Radiographic Procedures

A continuation of RADT 159C 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)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

RADT 209C         Pathology and Cross-Sectional Anatomy

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; corequisite: RADT 295C)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

RADT 220C         Digital Processing and Computerized Tomography

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)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 3

RADT 294C         Radiographic Clinical Procedures IV

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 this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisites: RADT 109C, RADT 103C, RADT 164C, RADT 165C, and RADT 203C; corequisite: RADT 123C)

Lecture Hours: 0   Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 16    Credit Hours: 4

RADT 295C         Radiographic Clinical Procedures V

Students will refine their skills in preparation for the workplace and complete all required clinical competencies for the program. All students enrolled in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisite: RADT 294C; corequisite: RADT 209C)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 16    Credit Hours: 4

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