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RADT-101

Introduction to Radiography

Credit(s): 2

The course includes an introduction to, and overview of, radiology and basic radiation protection instruction to allow students to begin the clinical practicum. Students will learn basic radiographic principles: image acquisition and processing, factors affecting radiographic quality, calibration, equipment design, filters, electromagnetic radiation, exposure factors, quality assurance and control testing, fundamentals of computers and the internet in radiology. Lecture: 30 hours

RADT-102

Patient Care in Radiography

Credit(s): 3

This course provides an introduction to fundamental patient care procedures. Students will learn the role of the radiographer and other members of the health care team, patient and technologist interactions, body mechanics and patient transfer, aseptic technique, patient care during special exams, mobile and surgical radiography, emergency procedures, drug administration, and use and care of support equipment in preparation for patient contact. Students will receive an introduction to the hospital environment, health care teams, and basic patient care. Lecture: 2 hours per week Lab: 3 hours per week

RADT-104A

Radiographic Images I

Credit(s): 1

This course includes beginning image evaluation and radiographic anatomy. Students will learn disease causes, definitions, radiographic manifestations, and effects on image production. Students will present radiographs taken in the laboratory or clinic with emphasis on exam indication, pathology, positioning, radiographic technique and anatomy demonstrated. Lecture: 1 hour per week
Corequisites: RADT-106

RADT-104B

Radiographic Images I

Credit(s): 1

This course includes beginning image evaluation and radiographic anatomy. Students will learn disease causes, definitions, radiographic manifestations, and effects on image production. Students will present radiographs taken in the laboratory or clinic with emphasis on exam indication, pathology, positioning, radiographic technique, and anatomy demonstrated. Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-104A with a minimum grade of C.

RADT-105

Radiation Protection

Credit(s): 2

This course includes principles of radiation safety, biological effects of radiation, x-ray production, radiation units, radiation detection devices, measurement, regulations, personnel monitoring and objectives of a radiation protection program. Lecture: 2 hours per week

RADT-106

Radiographic Procedures I

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces radiographic anatomy and positioning procedures necessary to produce beginning diagnostic radiographs. The student will learn proper technical factors for different imaging situations, radiographic equipment operation, radiation protection, positioning terminology, patient considerations, and radiographic pathology. Lecture: 2 hours per week Lab: 3 hours per week

RADT-107

Radiography Physics

Credit(s): 3

This course includes electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetism, and x-ray physics. Students will learn the x-ray: circuit, generators, equipment, quality control, radiation units, production, interactions, image intensification, fluoroscopy, conventional tomography, computed tomography, and mammography. Students will perform technique selection problems with advanced formula application. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-108 and RADT-192 with a grade of C or better.

RADT-109

Radiographic Procedures II

Credit(s): 3

This course is the second course in radiographic anatomy and positioning procedures necessary to produce diagnostic radiographs of the entire body (except skull). Students will learn proper technical factors for different imaging situations, radiographic equipment operation, radiation protection, positioning terminology, patient considerations, and radiographic pathology. Lecture: 2 hours per week Lab: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-106 and RADT-180 with a minimum grade of C.

RADT-110

Law and Ethics for Radiography

Credit(s): 1

The course introduces students to ethical principles related to Radiography Technology. Students will learn: the historical and philosophical basis of ethics in radiography, ethical and legal concepts in health care, the legal responsibilities of the technologist, and how professional organizations, credentialing, and development influence the role of the radiologic technologist. Lecture: 15 hours

RADT-180

Clinical Education I

Credit(s): 3

This course consists of supervised rotations through routine diagnostic areas. Students will perform beginning radiologic examinations on patients under direct supervision of a technologist until competency has been achieved. Clinical: 135 hours

RADT-182

Clinical Education II

Credit(s): 6

This course is the second course in clinical education for the radiography technology programs. This course consists of supervised rotations through routine diagnostic areas. Students will perform radiologic examinations on patients under direct supervision of a technologist until competency has been achieved. Lab: 18 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-180 with a minimum grade of C.
Corequisites: RADT-105 RADT-109

RADT-201

Pharmacology and Contrast Procedures In Radiography

Credit(s): 2

This course includes an introduction to the uses, contraindications and pharmacology of contrast media. Students will learn pharmacology principles, drug classification and safety, routes of administration, intravenous drug therapy, current practice status, and informed consent. Procedural considerations for contrast studies (such as upper gastrointestinal exams and barium enemas) and fluoroscopic techniques will be covered. Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-192 and RADT-206 with a grade of C or better.

RADT-202A

Radiographic Images II

Credit(s): 1

This course is a continuation of RADT 104 with advanced image evaluation, radiographic anatomy, and pathology. Students will present radiographs taken in the laboratory or clinic highlighting exam indication, positioning, pathology, radiographic technique and anatomy demonstrated. Emphasis will be on higher level procedures. Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-104B and RADT-182 with a minimum grade of C.

RADT-202B

Radiographic Images II

Credit(s): 1

This course is a continuation of RADT 104 with advanced image evaluation, radiographic anatomy, and pathology. Students will present radiographs taken in the laboratory or clinic highlighting exam indication, positioning, pathology, radiographic technique and anatomy demonstrated. Emphasis will be on higher level procedures. Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-192 and RADT-202A with a minimum grade of C.

RADT-204

Radiographic Procedures III

Credit(s): 2

This course introduces students to advanced radiographic anatomy and positioning procedures. Students will learn advanced procedures, pathology, and image evaluation including the skill. This course includes an introduction to principles of pediatric radiography. Lecture: 2 hours per week Lab: 6 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-109 and RADT-182 with a minimum grade of C.

RADT-206

Radiographic Procedures IV

Credit(s): 2

This course introduces students to advanced imaging. Lecture: 2 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-192 and RADT-202A with a minimum grade of C.

RADT-291

Clinical Education Option

Credit(s): 1

This course is a continuation of clinical education for the student that desires additional clinical education in either a routine diagnostic area or special rotation. Students have the option of picking (upon availability) a rotation of interest. Rotations that are available include the emergency room, portable radiography, surgery, fluoroscopy, outpatient imaging, special procedures, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, ultrasound, mammography, radiation therapy, and cardiovascular laboratory. Clinical: 45 hours
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-202, RADT-206 and RADT-292 with a grade of C or better.

RADT-292

Clinical Education IV

Credit(s): 8

This course is the fourth course in clinical education for the radiography technology program. Students will be supervised in rotations through diagnostic areas. Students will perform increasingly difficult radiologic examinations on patients under direct supervision of a technologist until competency has been achieved. Clinical: 360 hours
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-192 and RADT-202A with a minimum grade of C.

RADT-297

Senior Radiography Review

Credit(s): 1

This course is designed to prepare students to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination in radiography. Students will review the main content areas that are identified by the ARRT. Course review includes: radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image production and evaluation, radiographic procedures, patient care and education. Students will learn test taking techniques and strategies for success on the national exam. Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-202B and RADT-292 with a grade of C or higher.

RADT-298

Clinical Education V

Credit(s): 8

This course is the final course in clinical education for the radiography program. Student will be supervised in rotations through diagnostic areas. Students will perform increasingly difficult radiologic examinations on patients under direct supervision of a technologist until competency has been achieved. Lab: 24 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete RADT-292 with a minimum grade of C.
Corequisites: RADT-201