Degrees and Certificates
Radiologic Technology,Associate of Technical Science Degree
An introduction to positioning terminology and the fundamental theory, principles and practices regarding radiographic examinations of the upper and lower extremities and shoulder girdle. Experience is gained via positioning lecture and in the energized lab. Practical competency assessments reinforce principles learned in lecture.
A continuation of RADT 132: to include radiographic and/or fluoroscopic examinations of the chest, bony thorax, skull, sinus, facial bones, abdomen and digestive system. Experience is gained in the energized lab and practical competency assessments reinforce principles learned in lecture.
Image critique and introduction to clinical handbook. Introduction to special views of the upper and lower extremities, spine, pelvis, chest, bony thorax, cranium, abdomen, situations of trauma, mobile, pediatric and geriatric populations. Experience is gained in the energized laboratory; competency assessments reinforce principles learned. Supplemental laboratory practice designed to reinforce theoretical principles and integrate hands on practice and radiologic technology knowledge
An overview of principles of the interaction of radiation with living systems, radiation effects on living systems and factors affecting biologic response; responsibilities of the radiographer regarding principles of radiation protection for the radiographer, patient and public; radiation health and safety recommendations and requirements of federal and state agencies.
Basic concepts and procedures of patient care, including consideration for the cultural, physical and psychological needs of various patient ages, and their families. Routine and emergency patient care procedures and application of Standard Precautions. Basic concepts of pharmacology, basic theory and practice of venipuncture and administration of diagnostic contrast agents.
An introduction to the concepts of disease and the etiology and pathophysiology of disease to body systems. Radiographic exam indicators and common radiographic findings are reviewed and compared to normal radiographic findings.