Course Information

 

for AAS Radiology Department


Advanced Patient Care in Radiography (APC 201)

Credits:1

Radiology Clinical Practicum I (CLN 101)

Credits:4

Radiology Clinical Practicum II (CLN 102)

Credits:4

Radiology Clinical Practicum III (CLN 103)

Credits:4

Radiology Clinical Practicum IV (CLN 201)

Credits:4

Radiology Clinical Practicum V (CLN 202)

Credits:4

Radiology Clinical Practicum VI (CLN 203)

Credits:0

RE-Intro to Clinical (Moodle) RAD (CLP 100-OR)

Credits:1

Radiographic Image Analysis (IMA 201)

Credits:1

Introduction to Radiation Fundamentals & Terminology (IRF 101)

Credits:2

Radiographic Supplemental Modalities (MOD 201)

Credits:2

Orientation (ORT)

Credits:0

Applied Physics (PHY 101)

Credits:2

A study of atomic theory, principles associated with matter, energy, basic electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism are included in PHY 101. Students will develop basic electrical circuits and calculate the relationship between potential difference, current and resistance. A study of various radiographic apparatus will be included. Emphasis will be placed on the construction and principles of generators, transformers, rectifiers, x-ray tubes, and controlling components. A discussion of tube rating will be included. The basic schematic x-ray circuit will be studied in detail.

Principles of Rad. Exposure & Physics I (PRE 101)

Credits:3

As a continuation of PHY 101, a study of the production of the x-ray beam, prime exposure factors, filtration, and x-ray interactions with matter will be included. Through discussion and experimentation on energized x-ray units, the students will investigate the prime exposure factors and their effects on the image. Radiation protection for patients and personnel will be included. Creating the image with beam restriction, patient considerations, radiographic grids, film/screen combinations, image processing, digital radiography, and film sensitometry will be included.

Principles of Rad. Exposure & Physics II (PRE 201)

Credits:3

This course is designed as a continuation of PRE 101. Through discussion and experimentation on energized x-ray units, the students will investigate creating and analyzing the radiographic image. Radiographic density, contrast, detail, and distortion will be studied in depth. Special imaging techniques such as automatic exposure control, mobile radiography, tomography and fluoroscopy will be included. The students will be instructed in computerized and digital imaging and processing of the digital image. Creating exposure charts and solving exposure conversion problems will be included.

Radiographic Procedures I (PRO 101)

Credits:3

This course offers the student the fundamentals of radiographic positioning and related terminology. It incorporates the application of anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of radiologic technology. Standard and selected additional radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, extremities and the upper gastrointestinal system will be discussed. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures will be covered. Demonstrations and clinical testing will be conducted in the positioning lab.

Radiographic Procedures I Lab (PRO 101 L)

Credits:0

Radiographic Procedures II (PRO 102)

Credits:3

As a continuation of PRO 101 and building upon the foundation of knowledge gained in BIO 111 and BIO 112, this course incorporates the application of anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of radiologic technology. Standard and selected additional radiographic procedures of the vertebral column, anterior neck, bony thorax, and specialty chest and abdomen radiography will be studied. In addition, select radiographic procedures of the urinary and lower gastrointestinal systems will be covered. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures will be discussed. Demonstrations and clinical testing will be conducted in the positioning lab.

Radiographic Procedures II Lab (PRO 102 L)

Credits:0

Radiographic Procedures III (PRO 201)

Credits:3

As a continuation of PRO 102, this course incorporates the application of anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of radiologic technology. Standard and selected additional radiographic projections of the skull, facial bones and sinuses will be studied. Demonstrations and clinical testing will be conducted in the positioning lab. In addition, multiplanar anatomy of the head, thorax, spine, abdomen, and pelvis will be investigated with correlation of CT. Students will be introduced to interventional radiographic procedures, heart catheterizations and mammography. Radiographic procedures of the digestive, nervous, urinary and reproductive systems will also be covered. A study of the positioning recommendations and radiographic considerations for contrast studies of these systems will be included. Pediatric imaging and special considerations will be discussed. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures will be covered.

Radiographic Procedures III Lab (PRO 201 L)

Credits:0

Graduation/Registry Preparation (PRP 201)

Credits:1

This course is designed to prepare students for ARRT examination and employment in the field of radiology. Students will be given the opportunity to take mock registry examinations and review questions with instructors. A review of radiography materials determined by the students will be included. Students will discuss career options, the search for a job in radiography, job applications, resume writing, and interviewing. Emphasis will be placed on professionalism, professional growth, and opportunities for advancement, continuing education requirements, national certification, and state licensing requirements.

Radiographic Pathology (PTH 201)

Credits:1

Radiographic Procedures I (RAD 100)

Credits:3

This course offers the student the fundamentals of radiographic positioning and related terminology. It incorporates the application of anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of radiologic technology. Radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, extremities, and the upper gastrointestinal system are discussed. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures are covered. Demonstrations and practical testing are conducted in the positioning lab.

Radiographic Procedures I Lab (RAD 100L)

Credits:0

This course offers the student the fundamentals of radiographic positioning and related terminology. It incorporates the application of anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of radiologic technology. Standard and selected additional radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, extremities and the upper gastrointestinal system will be discussed. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures will be covered. Demonstrations and clinical testing will be conducted in the positioning lab.

Applied Physics (RAD 110)

Credits:2

This course includes the study of atomic theory, principles associated with matter, energy, basic electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism. Students develop basic electrical circuits and calculate the relationship between potential difference, current, and resistance. Emphasis is placed on the construction and principles of generators, transformers, rectifiers, and controlling components. The basic schematic x-ray circuit is studied in detail. The construction of x-ray tubes, tube rating, and measures used to extend x-ray tube life are included.

Introduction to Radiation Fundementals (RAD 120)

Credits:1

As an introduction to the practice of radiologic technology, this course provides a foundation of patient care topics encountered by radiographers. Discussions include principles, practices, and professional responsibilities to deliver optimal patient care related to medical imaging.

Radiology Clinical Practicum I (RAD 130)

Credits:4

This course acquaints the student with the clinical environment as well as the radiographic equipment and procedures. The student performs radiographic procedures during all phases of clinical practicum. In this course, the student works primarily under direct supervision of a technologist. The student will observe, assist, and perform radiographic procedures. As the student gains confidence with these procedures, they work towards demonstrating clinical competency on at least six (6) competency exams.

Radiographic Procedures II (RAD 140)

Credits:3

This course incorporates radiographic procedures of the femur, hip/pelvic girdle, vertebral column, anterior neck, bony thorax, and specialty chest and abdomen. In addition, select radiographic procedures of the lower gastrointestinal systems are covered. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures are discussed. Demonstrations and clinical testing will be conducted in the positioning lab.

Radiographic Procedures II Lab (RAD 140L)

Credits:0

As a continuation of RAD 100 and building upon the foundation of knowledge gained in BIO 111 and BIO 112, this course incorporates the application of anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of radiologic technology. Standard and selected additional radiographic procedures of the femur, hip/pelvic girdle, vertebral column, anterior neck, bony thorax, and specialty chest and abdomen radiography will be studied. In addition, select radiographic procedures of the lower gastrointestinal systems will be covered. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures will be discussed. Demonstrations and clinical testing will be conducted in the positioning lab.

Principles of Rad. Exposure & Physics I (RAD 150)

Credits:3

This course includes the study of the production of the x-ray beam and x-ray interactions with matter. Through discussion and experimentation on energized x-ray units, the student investigates the prime exposure factors and their effects on the radiographic image. Radiation protection for patients and personnel is included. The student explores how beam restriction, filtration, patient considerations, radiographic grids, and image processing will alter the radiographic image. A thorough discussion of digital imaging and computed radiography is included.

Radiology Clinical Practicum II (RAD 160)

Credits:4

In this course, the student works in the clinical environment and uses radiographic equipment to perform procedures. The student works primarily under direct supervision of a technologist. The student will observe, assist, and perform radiographic procedures. As the student gains confidence with these procedures, they work towards demonstrating clinical competency on at least an additional 14 competency exams.

Radiographic Pathology (RAD 170)

Credits:1

This course includes a study of terminology, symptoms, and diagnosis of diseases and conditions of the body. Emphasis is placed on those diseases and conditions, which are diagnosed through medical imaging procedures.

Radiology Clinical Practicum III (RAD 180)

Credits:6

In this course, the student works in the clinical environment and uses radiographic equipment to perform procedures. The student works more independently under indirect supervision of a technologist. The student will observe, assist, and perform radiographic procedures. The student continues to perform previously validated procedures, gain confidence with new procedures, and work towards demonstrating clinical competency on at least an additional 15 competency exams.

Radiographic Procedures III (RAD 200)

Credits:3

This course includes radiographic procedures of the skull, facial bones, and sinuses. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures are covered. Demonstrations and practical testing are conducted in the positioning lab. Additional radiographic procedures of the digestive, nervous, urinary, and reproductive systems are also covered. Special considerations of pediatric and geriatric imaging are discussed. This course also incorporates a thorough discussion and practice of image analysis.

Radiographic Procedures III Lab (RAD 200L)

Credits:0

As a continuation of RAD 140, this course incorporates the application of anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of radiologic technology. Standard and selected additional radiographic projections of the skull, facial bones and sinuses will be studied. Demonstrations and clinical testing will be conducted in the positioning lab. In addition, multiplanar anatomy of the head, thorax, spine, abdomen, and pelvis will be investigated with correlation of CT. Students will be introduced to interventional radiographic procedures and mammography. Radiographic procedures of the digestive, nervous, urinary and reproductive systems will also be covered. A study of the positioning recommendations and radiographic considerations for contrast studies of these systems will be included. Pediatric imaging and special considerations will be discussed. Image evaluation and critique of these procedures will be covered.

Principles of Rad. Exposure & Physics II (RAD 210)

Credits:3

In this course, through discussion and lab assignments, the student analyzes the factors that affect the radiographic image. Special imaging techniques including automatic exposure control, mobile radiography, and fluoroscopy are investigated. The student creates radiographic exposure charts and solves exposure conversion problems. A discussion of data management and PACS in medical imaging is included.

Advanced Patient Care in Radiography (RAD 220)

Credits:1

This course provides an in-depth study of patient care topics encountered by radiographers to include pharmacology & venipuncture, patient monitoring, ethical and legal issues, interpersonal communication, infection control, and medical emergencies. Students relate the concepts presented to the role of a radiographer in the healthcare environment.

Radiographic Supplemental Modalities (RAD 230)

Credits:2

This course is designed as the introduction to the supplemental radiologic sciences of radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, sonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, and absorptiometry. A discussion of the basic principles, terminology, and equipment used in these fields is included. The student learns clinical applications of each modality from technologists working in the field.

Radiology Clinical Practicum IV (RAD 240)

Credits:6

In this course, the student works in the clinical environment and uses radiographic equipment to perform procedures. The student works more independently under indirect supervision of a technologist. The student will observe, assist, and perform radiographic procedures. The student continues to perform previously validated procedures, gain confidence with new procedures, and work towards demonstrating clinical competency on at least an additional 15 competency exams.

Radiographic Quality Assurance (RAD 250)

Credits:1

This course includes the study of the components of a radiographic quality assurance program and evaluation of minor equipment malfunctions. Formulating and charting radiographic techniques are included. Students perform equipment quality control checks in the clinical area.

Radiation Protection & Radiobiology (RAD 260)

Credits:2

This course includes a study of radiobiology with special attention to cellular effects and early effects vs. late effects of radiation. Discussions on radiochemistry, cell sensitivity, organ effects, and radiation risk estimates will be included. A study of the advanced radiographic principles of radiation protection, measurement, and shielding will be presented. Protection of the patient, radiographer, and others in radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy will be emphasized. ALARA and patient education to minimize radiation exposure will be discussed.

Graduation/Registry Preparation (RAD 270)

Credits:1

This course is designed to prepare students for ARRT examination and employment in the field of radiology. Students take mock registry examinations and develop study guides in preparation for the ARRT exam. Emphasis is placed on professionalism, professional growth, initial certification, and continuing education requirements.

Radiology Clinical Practicum V (RAD 280)

Credits:6

The student will work in the clinical environment and uses radiographic equipment to perform procedures. The student will work more independently under indirect supervision of a technologist. The student will observe, assist, and perform radiographic procedures. The student continues to perform previously validated procedures, gain confidence with new procedures, and work towards demonstrating clinical competency on the final 7 competency exams. Additionally, students demonstrate final competency on exams in the simulation lab. The final competency exam is indicative of the skills needed as an entry-level radiographer.

Radiation Protection & Radiobiology (RPB 201)

Credits:2

Radiographic Quality Assurance (RQA 201)

Credits:1