RADT-1300 Fundamentals of Radiography

4 Credits

Basic study of ionizing radiation relative to its nature, production, interaction with matter and effect on radiographic quality. Includes the fundamentals of radiation protection and image acquisition methods.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-1351 Image Acquisition and Evaluation

3 Credits

Analysis and application of radiographic factors influencing the acquisition and evaluation of the radiographic image. Students are required to conduct x-ray exposure experiments, under supervision, using standard energized imaging equipment.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): RADT-1300 Fundamentals of Ragiography, and departmental approval.

RADT-1400 Radiographic Positioning

3 Credits

Introduction to and application of radiographic positioning for upper and lower extremities, chest, pelvis, abdomen, gastrointestinal and urinary systems including use of contrast media. Techniques and positioning variations for pediatrics age specific patients. Basic concepts of patient care and the role of the radiographer as a member of the health care team. Specific radiological patient care skills used in radiology practices. Discussion of legal issues and doctrines with introduction of medico-legal terminology. Special emphasis on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' Standards of Ethics.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-1410 Intermediate Radiographic Positioning

3 Credits

Essentials of radiographic procedures involving cerebral and facial cranium, vertebral column, thoracic cage, and specific projections of upper extremity articulations. Techniques and positioning variations for trauma, geriatric and age specific patients. Communication skills for patient-focused care, being mindful of standard precautions, and appropriate safety practices. Additional hours required for practicing radiographic positioning assignments under direct supervision of registered radiographer.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): RADT-1400 Radiographic Positioning, and departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-1911 Clinical Radiography I

7 Credits

Supervised sessions emphasizing development of medical imaging skills. Emphasis on cranium, vertebra, and articular system for patients including pediatric and geriatric populations. Experience gained through general diagnostic procedures, fluoroscopy, mobile radiography, emergency procedures and digital imaging using a competency based system. Clinical experience in hospital environment for 16 weeks.

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 576 hours. This includes 16 hours of embedded lecture delivered at clinical site.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-191A Clinical Radiography I-A

6 Credits

Supervised sessions provide the student with practical experience to apply basic positioning and patient care skills acquired in didactic studies. Selection of appropriate radiographic exposures and methods of radiation protection as they correlate to radiographic procedures. Clinical experience is gained through general diagnostic procedures, fluoroscopy, mobile radiography and emergency procedures using a competency based format in hospital environment.

Other Required Hours: Directed practice: 496 hours. This includes 16 hours of embedded lecture delivered at clinical site.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-191B Clinical Radiography I- B

1 Credit

Supervised sessions provide the student with practical experience to apply basic positioning and patient care skills acquired in didactic studies. Selection of appropriate radiographic exposures and methods of radiation protection as they correlate to radiographic procedures. Clinical experience is gained through general diagnostic procedures, fluoroscopy, mobile radiography and emergency procedures using a competency based format in hospital environment.

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 80 hours to be completed in the two week intersession.

Prerequisite(s): RADT-191A Clinical Radiography I, and departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-191S Clinical Radiography I

5 Credits

Supervised sessions provide the student with practical experience to apply basic positioning and patient care skills acquired in didactic studies. Selection of appropriate radiographic exposures and methods of radiation protection as they correlate to radiographic procedures. Clinical experience is gained through general diagnostic procedures, fluoroscopy, mobile radiography and emergency procedures using a competency based format in hospital environment for 10 weeks.

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 375 hours. This includes 15 hours of embedded lecture delivered at clinical site. Total hours required 375.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-2350 Radiographic Pathology

3 Credits

Study and identification of selected pathologic conditions. Manifestations of diseases of the human body and their radiographic appearance. Adjustment of techniques due to pathologic changes and best imaging procedures will be covered.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): BIO-1221 Anatomy and Physiology for Diagnostic Medical Imaging, and RADT-1351 Image Acquisition and Evaluation, or departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-2362 Interventional/Pharmacology

1 Credit

Introduction to specialized procedures and interventional imaging within diagnostic radiography. Foundational knowledge and skills to enable effective contribution as a member of a specialized imaging team. Basic concepts of pharmacology in interventional and diagnostic radiography. Laboratory demonstration of related patient care and technical skills.

Laboratory: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): BIO-1221 Anatomy and Physiology for Diagnostic Medical Imaging ; and concurrent enrollment in RADT-2350 Radiographic Pathology ; and departmental approval.

RADT-2401 Imaging Systems

2 Credits

Presentation of imaging systems and imaging modalities. Topics include conventional and digital fluoroscopy, image intensification, conventional tomography, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, bone densitometry, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, digital imaging processing and cross-sectional anatomy.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): RADT-1351 Image Acquisition and Evaluation or concurrent enrollment; or departmental approval.

RADT-2510 Fundamentals of Mammography

4 Credits

Introduction to mammography, historical development, patient education and assessment. Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the breast, including benign and malignant conditions, stages of breast cancer and treatment options. Basic and advanced positioning techniques including special cases such as post surgical breast. Case studies and mammography film critique. Study of physics of mammography, instrumentation equipment and quality assurance emphasizing image processing quality control. Modular courses RADT-251A, RADT-251B, RADT-251C and RADT-251D together will also meet requirements for this course.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Mammography program.

RADT-251A Introduction to Mammography

1 Credit

Introduction to mammography, historical development, patient education and assessment.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Mammography program.

RADT-251B Anatomy and Pathology of the Breast

1 Credit

Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the breast, including benign and malignant conditions, stages of breast cancer and treatment options.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Mammography program.

RADT-251C Positioning Techniques for Breast Imaging

1 Credit

Basic and advanced positioning techniques including special cases such as post surgical breast. Case studies and mammography film critique.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Mammography program.

RADT-251D Physics of Mammography

1 Credit

Study of physics of mammography, instrumentation equipment and quality assurance emphasizing image processing quality control.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Mammography program.

RADT-2520 Advanced Procedures in Mammography

4 Credits

Study of sterile technique, infection control, interventional procedures and OSHA regulations. Ultrasound breast imaging, including anatomy on ultrasound images. Ultrasound physics and ultrasound imaged pathologies. Comprehensive Registry Review. Standards of care, legal issues, and MQSA guidelines for Breast Center addressed. Accreditation process and preparation for FDA/MQSA inspection. Modular courses RADT-252A, RADT-252B, RADT-252C and RADT-252D together will also meet requirements for this course.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): RADT-2510 Fundamentals of Mammography, or RADT-251A, RADT-251B, RADT-251C and RADT-251D; and concurrent enrollment in RADT-2930 Mammography Applications.

RADT-252A Sterile Technique and Interventional Procedures

1 Credit

Study of sterile technique, infection control, interventional procedures and OSHA regulations as applicable to Breast Imaging Department.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): RADT-2510 Fundamentals of Mammography, or RADT-251A, RADT-251B, RADT-251C and RADT-251D; and concurrent enrollment in RADT-2930 Mammography Applications.

RADT-252B Ultrasound Breast Imaging and Registry Review

1 Credit

Ultrasound breast imaging, including anatomy on ultrasound images. Ultrasound physics and ultrasound imaged pathologies. Comprehensive Registry Review.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): RADT-2510 Fundamentals of Mammography, or RADT-251A, RADT-251B, RADT-251C and RADT-251D, and concurrent enrollment in RADT-2930 Mammography Applications.

RADT-252C Legal Issues and MQSA Guidelines

1 Credit

Standards of care, legal issues, and MQSA guidelines for the Breast Center addressed.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): RADT-2510 Fundamentals of Mammography, or RADT-251A, RADT-251B, RADT-251C and RADT-251D; and concurrent enrollment in RADT-2930 Mammography Applications.

RADT-252D Accreditation Process for Mammography

1 Credit

Accreditation process and preparation for FDA/MQSA inspection, as it relates to Breast Imaging Center.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): RADT-2510 Fundamentals of Mammography, or RADT-251A, RADT-251B, RADT-251C and RADT-251D; and concurrent enrollment in RADT-2930 Mammography Applications.

RADT-2911 Clinical Radiography II

7 Credits

Supervised sessions focusing on further development of medical imaging skills. Emphasis on cranium, vertebra, and articular system for patients including pediatric and geriatric populations. Experience gained through general diagnostic procedures, fluoroscopy, mobile radiography, emergency procedures, surgery, and digital imaging using a competency based system. Adjunct area rotations include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical sonography, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine. Clinical experience in hospital environment.

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 576 hours. This includes 16 hours of embedded lecture delivered at the clinical site.

Prerequisite(s): RADT-1911 Clinical Radiography I, and departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-291A Clinical Radiography II-A

6 Credits

Supervised sessions focusing on further development of medical imaging skills. emphasis on cranium, vertebra, and articular system for patients including pediatric and geriatric oopulations. Experience gained through general diagnostic procedures, flouroscopy, mobile radiography, emergency procedures, surgery, and digital imaging using a competency based system. Adjunct area rotations include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical sonography, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine. Clinical experience in hospital environment.

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 496 hours. This includes 16 hours of embedded lecture delivered at clinical site.

Prerequisite(s): RADT-191B Clinical Radiography I-B, and departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-291B Clinical Radiography II-B

1 Credit

Supervised sessions focusing on further development of medical imaging skills. Emphasis on cranium, vertebra, and articular system for patients including pediatric and geriatric oopulations. Experience gained through general diagnostic procedures, flouroscopy, mobile radiography, emergency procedures, surgery, and digital imaging using a competency based system. Adjunct area rotations include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical sonography, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine. Clinical experience in hospital environment.

Other Required Hours: Directed practice 80 hours to be completed during the two week intersession.

Prerequisite(s): RADT-291A Clinical Radiography II-A and departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-291S Clinical Radiography II

7 Credits

Supervised sessions focusing on further development of medical imaging skills. Emphasis on cranium, vertebra, and articular system for patients including pediatric and geriatric oopulations. Experience gained through general diagnostic procedures, flouroscopy, mobile radiography, emergency procedures, surgery, and digital imaging using a competency based system. Adjunct area rotations include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical sonography, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine. Clinical experience in hospital environment.

Other Required Hours: Directed practice:576 hours. This includes 16 hours of embedded lecture, delivered at clinical site. Total hours required 576.

Prerequisite(s): RADT-191S Clinical Radiography I, and departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-2921 Clinical Radiography III

5 Credits

Capstone course in Radiology. Supervised sessions provide further development and practical application of radiographic positioning during general radiographic procedures, fluoroscopy, mobile imaging and emergency procedures. Rotations include surgery, cardiovascular and interventional radiography, and digital imaging. Adjunt area rottions include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical songraphy, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine. Includes use of specialized equipment. Clinical experience in hospital environment.

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 375 hours. This includes 15 hours of embedded lecture delivered at clinical site. Total hours required 375.

Prerequisite(s): RADT-2911 Clinical Radiography II, and departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-292S Clinical Radiography III

7 Credits

Capstone course in Radiology. Supervised sessions provide further development and practical application of radiographic positioning during general radiographic procedures, fluoroscopy, mobile imaging and emergency procedures. Rotations include surgery, cardiovascular and interventional radiography, and digital imaging. Adjunt area rottions include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical songraphy, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine. Includes use of specialized equipment. Clinical experience in hospital environment.

Other Required Hours: Directed practice: 576 hours. This includes 16 hours of embedded lecture delivered at clinical site.

Prerequisite(s): RADT-2911 Clinical Radiography II, and departmental approval: admission to program.

RADT-2930 Mammography Applications

3 Credits

Supervised sessions emphasizing practical application of mammography patient preparation and positioning for diagnostic and screening examinations using appropriate exposures, radiation protection and demonstrating professional/ethical skills. Performance, evaluation and recording of quality control tests, as required by the American College of Radiology, will be documented. Clinical experience in mammography department of hospital environment for 16 weeks also includes interventional/special examinations.

Lecture: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: Directed Practice: 16 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): RADT-2510 Fundamentals of Mammography, or RADT-251A, RADT-251B, RADT-251C and RADT-251D; and concurrent enrollment in RADT-2520 Advanced Procedures in Mammography; or concurrent enrollment in RADT-252A Sterile Technique and Interventional Procedures , and RADT-252B Ultrasound Breast Imaging and Registry Review, and RADT-252C Legal Issues and MQSA Guidelines, and RADT-252D Accreditation Process for Mammography; or departmental approval or departmental approval.