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Cross-Sectional Anatomy

This course presents an introduction of human anatomy from the transverse, sagittal and coronal planes, providing the student an understanding of anatomy in three dimensions. The course is designed for the second-year radiography student as a means to enhance their ability to visualize the appearance and the relationships of anatomical structures in the planar sections. This ability will aid the student with patient positioning skills to accurately demonstrate structures on traditional diagnostic images, as well as a better understanding of anatomy as demonstrated through the sectional imaging modalities of CT and MRI.

Radiologic Physics

In this course, students will explore how the diagnostic x-ray beam is created. Emphasis is made on the production of x-rays and their interaction with matter as it pertains to medical imaging. Relevant physics concepts will include but not be limited to, mechanics, electricity, magnetism, radiation, and atomic structure.

Radiologic Technology Special Topics

This course is the capstone course for the program. It includes student projects, guest speaker presentations, and preparation for the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) completed upon graduation. Lab Fee

Clinical Practice 1

The student will participate in clinical education two days a week in the imaging department of one of the affiliating hospitals. Under direct supervision of a radiologic technologist and/or physician, it is expected the student will begin to learn and achieve competency in the most basic radiologic exams and procedures, such as those of the abdomen, chest and extremities. Emphasis will be placed on patient safety and comfort while professional values, attitudes, and behaviors are facilitated. Lab Fee

Comprehensive Clinical Experience 2

The student will participate in clinical education three days a week in the imaging department of an affiliating hospital. As the final clinical course of the program, students will concentrate on learning and achieving competency on any remaining exams as required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Students will be encouraged to use this final clinical course to identify and address areas for improvement. For those students who have completed the required competencies, an opportunity to explore advanced imaging modalities may be arranged. As students complete the final clinical requirements of the program, they will remain under the supervision of a radiologic technologist and/or physician, with emphasis placed on patient safety and comfort and professional values, attitudes and behaviors are facilitated. Lab Fee

Radiologic Positioning, Procedures and Pathology 2

Students will learn radiographic imaging procedures of the thorax and head, as well as the contrast enhanced procedures of the gastrointestinal and urinary systems. Focus on anatomical positioning with attention to various patient needs and abilities will be emphasized. The indications, contraindication, and safe administration of contrast media will be presented. Students will learn to critique images for diagnostic quality, as well as develop the ability to identify normal anatomical structures from common abnormal pathological processes. Students will participate in small group skill-building lab activities. (48-16-64] Lab Fee

Principles of Radiologic Imaging 1

In this course, students will move beyond the physics of how the beam is created, to explore how the image is created. Students will study the many variables that affect the creation of the image, as well as study both film/screen and digital image acquisition and processing systems. In addition, image quality factors will be addressed.

Clinical Practice 2

The student will participate in clinical education two days a week in the imaging department of an affiliating hospital. Under the direct supervision of a radiologic technologist and/or physician, it is expected the student will learn and achieve competency on the more advanced radiologic exams and procedures such as those of the spine and skull, those requiring contrast media enhancement, and those performed via mobile imaging methods. Emphasis will be placed on patient safety and comfort while professional values, attitudes, and behaviors are facilitated. Lab Fee

Clinical Practicum

The student will participate in clinical education four days a week in the imaging department of an affiliating hospital. With the intensive four-day schedule, it is expected that under direct supervision of a radiologic technologist and/or physician, the student will have an opportunity to learn and achieve competency on exams and procedures they have yet to experience in the program, while continuing to practice and "fine-tune" already established skills. Computed tomography (CT) observation opportunity may be provided. Emphasis will be placed on patient safety and comfort while professional values, attitudes, and behaviors are facilitated.

Radiologic Positioning, Procedures and Pathology 3

This course explores pathologic indications and imaging methods for trauma, mobile and surgical examinations. Critical thinking skills are encouraged as students analyze challenges often presented and determine safe and effective approaches to this type of imaging. Also provided is an introduction to computed tomography (CT) imaging. Students will examine basic CT concepts, compare CT to other imaging modalities as a means of diagnosis, and study exams most commonly performed. Also presented in the course is a brief overview of some less commonly performed exams in the imaging department such as arthrography, myelography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and others.