Radiologic Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

RADX101 : Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences I

Introduction to the nursing skills a radiographer needs to perform imaging examinations. Fundamental knowledge of infection control, safe movement and handling procedures, clinical assessment and history taking skills, proper handling of patient apparatus and aseptic technique used during surgical procedures. Emphasis on ethically responsible and professional care on the part of radiographer in the acute care environment – this course incorporates patient care competency required by ARRT.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Program Acceptance and Hospital Orientation

Corequisites

RADX102, RADX103, RADX104

RADX102 : Radiographic Procedures I

This course will cover anatomy and positioning for routine and trauma radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper limb and humerus/shoulder girdle. Course content will include patient preparation, radiation protection, clinical indications, exposure factors and image evaluation. This course includes laboratory competency required for clinical I.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Program Acceptance and Hospital Orientation

Corequisites

RADX101, RADX103, RADX104

RADX103 : Principles of Imaging I

This course is an introduction to the fundamental skills needed to produce diagnostic radiographic images and factors that govern the image production process. Common factors that determine the radiation exposure necessary to create an image and the effect of dose to the patient will be discussed. Students actively apply knowledge gained to make logical decisions on what makes a quality radiographic image. Hands-on content provides a basis for analyzing radiographic images as well as the importance of imaging standards. Radiographic images will used to analyze factors that can affect image quality.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Program Acceptance and Hospital Orientation

Corequisites

RADX101, RADX102, RADX104

RADX104 : Clinical Radiography I

This course focuses on the radiographic procedures of the thorax, abdomen and upper extremity. Clinical education in radiography is performed at affiliate medical center or imaging center and designed to provide hands-on patient care, patient assessment and performance of imaging procedures in a competency-based format. Under the supervision of licensed technologist and interaction with radiologists, students become competent in equipment manipulation and operation, imaging procedures, radiation protection, medical and legal principles, charting and image evaluation.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Program Acceptance and Hospital Orientation

Corequisites

RADX105 : Radiographic Procedures II

This course covers anatomy and positioning for routine and trauma radiographic procedures of the lower limb, femur and pelvic girdle, vertebral column, bony thorax, urinary system and special radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Corequisites

RADX106, RADX107, RADX108, RADX109

RADX106 : Principles of Imaging II

This course is an introduction to the fundamental topics vital to the production of quality radiographic images. Topics include scatter control, beam restriction and grids. Image receptors, processing and display techniques will be covered. Exposure technique selection, including automatic exposure control and anatomically programmed radiography will be presented. Students will be presented with images for evaluation and explore outcomes assessment. Students will be introduced to the basics of fluoroscopy and dynamic imaging.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Corequisites

RADX105, RADX107, RADX108, RADX109

RADX107 : Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences II

Building on the concepts and skills learned in RADX101, additional nursing skills as well as communication, pharmacology contrast administration and venipuncture will be introduced. This course also includes common law, ethical theories and moral principles that radiographers need to function as a professional healthcare provider along with healthcare administration, accreditation process and how they impact patient care.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Corequisites

RADX105, RADX106, RADX108, RADX109

RADX108 : Radiologic Physics

Course topics include standard units of measurement and mechanics, fundamentals of atomic structure, principles of electricity and electromagnetism as it relates to the x-ray circuit and equipment and the nature and characteristics of radiation, x-ray production and the fundamentals of photon interactions with matter. Concept practice session included in this course include but are not limited to atomic theory, electromagnetic spectrum, x-ray circuit, and radioactivity and radioactive decay.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Corequisites

RADX105, RADX106, RADX107, RADX109

RADX109 : Clinical Radiography II

This course focuses on the radiographic procedures of the lower extremity, pelvic girdle and vertebral column. Students will experience hands-on instruction on the use of general and mobile radiographic equipment, while continuing to demonstrate previously mastered skills. The application of theoretical principles of body size measurement and trauma positioning will be practiced under the indirect supervision of staff technologist at affiliated medical and imaging centers.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Corequisites

RADX201 : Clinical Radiography III

This course focuses on learning the daily functions of an imaging department and on improving patient assessment and positioning skills. Students will demonstrate previously mastered skills under direct supervision and apply theoretical principles during hands-on instruction by staff technologists.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

RADX202 : Radiographic Procedures III

This course will cover anatomy and positioning for routine and trauma radiographic procedures of the cranium and special radiographic procedures. The fundamental practice of radiation protection, patient preparation and image evaluation are important part of imaging exams and are part of course content. This course includes Introduction to Advanced Modalities Seminar (IAMS), laboratory competency required for RADX206, Clinical IV. The IAMS will provide an overview of imaging modalities and patient treatment.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Corequisites

RADX203, RADX204, RADX206

RADX203 : Principles of Imaging III

Content imparts 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. Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Corequisites

RADX202, RADX204, RADX206

RADX204 : Radiation Biology and Protection

This course offers a study of the biological effects of ionizing radiation and radiation protection to ensure the safe use of x-rays in diagnostic imaging. Radiation effects on molecules, cells, living tissue and the body as a whole are presented. Factors affecting biological response, including acute and chronic effects of radiation. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and health organization are incorporated.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Corequisites

RADX202, RADX203, RADX206

RADX206 : Clinical Radiography IV

This course focuses on assisting and learning to perform radiographic procedures of the head and gastrointestinal system. Student will continue to demonstrate previously mastered skills under indirect supervision. Application of theoretical principles, demonstrated in co-requisites, will be performed in affiliate medical center or imaging center. Students, along with supervising technologists, will provide hands on patient care, patient assessment and perform imaging procedures. Evaluation of radiographic images and methods to correct errors will be emphasized.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Corequisites

RADX207 : Clinical Radiography V

This course focuses on assisting and performing examinations in all radiographic categories. Previously mastered skills in thorax, abdomen, spine, upper and lower extremity, fluoroscopy, pediatric and trauma examinations will be evaluated for Terminal Competency. Application of theoretical principles, demonstrated in class, will be performed in affiliate medical center or imaging center. This course is designed to provide patient care, patient assessment and performance of imaging procedures in a competency-based format. Pathology and disease as they relate to radiographic examinations will be emphasized.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Corequisites

RADX208

RADX208 : Radiographic Pathology

This course explores the pathological appearance of common diseases in diagnostic imaging modalities. Presented will be basic information on the pathogenesis, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis of diseases. Discussion will include image analysis to help student correlate clinical symptoms to radiographic characteristics of common pathologies.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Corequisites