Course Description

RAD 101 - Principles of Radiographic Exposure I

3 lect., 2 lab., 4 cr.

Introduction to the radiographic environment is presented. Evaluating and viewing radiographs, controlling the quantity and quality of x-ray beam, controlling scatter, film, screens, and grids are presented.

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RAD 102 - Principles of Radiographic Exposure II

3 lect., 2 lab., 4 cr.

Advanced concepts of radiographic technique are covered. Physical characteristics of x-ray film and film processing, photographic characteristics of x-ray film, geometry of the radiographic image and technique problems are included.

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RAD 103 - Introduction to Radiography

1 cr.

The course provides an overview of radiography and its role in health care delivery. Students are oriented to the academic and administrative structure, key departments, and personnel, responsibilities as students, and to the profession as a whole. Time management learning styles, test-taking strategies, study skills, and other skills necessary to "survive" the freshman year discussed.

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RAD 104 - Radiation Protection

1 cr.

The course presents general methods in radiation protection when exposing patients to ionizing radiation. Skills and knowledge critical to the safety of the patient and radiographer are emphasized. Demonstration of such is required of all students.

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RAD 105 - Radiographic Positioning 1

3 lect., 2 lab., 4 cr.

Basic concepts of positioning. Nomenclature of positioning, instruction and practice in positioning of extremities, shoulder girdle, hip joint, pelvic girdle, chest and abdomen.

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RAD 106 - Radiographic Positioning 2

3 lect., 2 lab., 4 cr.

Radiographic lines and points of the skull; instruction and practice in positioning of cranium. Facial bones, mandible, nasal bones, paranasal sinuses, spine, digestive, urinary systems and mammography.

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RAD 108 - Methods of Patient care

1 cr.

The physical examination; blood pressure; vital signs; use and care of instruments; various methods of sterilization; basic concepts of pharmacology with preparation of medications; administration of medications and injections; medical ethics; patient interaction skills; and other topics.

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RAD 110 - Clinical Practicum 1

1 lect., 15 lab., 1cr.

This course gives the student an opportunity to apply those concepts learned in lecture and lab in the clinical setting. Students have a chance to participate in general, barium enema, upper gastrointestinal, intravenous pyelogram, mobile, and trauma radiographic procedures.

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RAD 111 - Clinical Practicum 2

1 lect., 39 lab., 2 cr.

A continuation of Clinical Practicum 1 plus operating room.

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RAD 112 - Clinical Practicum 3

1 lect., 23 lab., 1.5 cr.

A continuation of Clinical Practicum 2 plus Computed Tomography and special radiographic procedures.

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RAD 210 - Medical Ethics, Law and Terminology

2 cr.

The course is designed to provide an overview of medical ethics, law, and terminology essential for a radiographer in clinical practice.

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RAD 207 - Radiographic Positioning 3

2 cr.

Introduction to contrast studies including myelography, angiography, bronchography, hysterosalpingography, arthrography, and sialography. In addition, advanced skull radiography is included.

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RAD 208 - Radiographic Pathology

3 cr.

The disease processes of the body systems and related radiographic techniques are emphasized. Cross-sectional anatomy is included.

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RAD 209 - Radiation Physics

4 cr.

The course focuses on the principles of x-ray generation, properties of x-rays, x-ray tube, and circuitry. In addition, advanced concepts of image production, are covered.

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RAD 210 - Quality Assurance

1 lect., 1 lab., 1 cr.

The course provides and introduction to the evaluation of radiographic systems to assure consistency in the production of quality images.

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RAD 211 - Radiation Biology

2 cr.

The biological effects of ionizing radiation and the basic mechanism of short-term and long-term effects of ionizing radiation are covered.

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RAD 212 - Advanced Imaging Modalities

3 cr.

The course deals with different modes of imaging the human body. Recent advances in recording media are included. Special attention is given to computed tomography, digital radiography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

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RAD 213 - Clinical Practicum 4

1 lect., 23 lab., 1.5 cr.

A continuation of Clinical Practicum 3

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RAD 214 - Clinical Practicum 5

1 lect., 39 lab., 2 cr.

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