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Discipline: Radiologic Technology
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Clinical Experience 1A RAD 1A
  • The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification.
  • Students will select optimal technical factors
  • Student/Graduate will adapt standard procedures as needed.
  • Student/Graduate will determine corrective measures for non-diagnostic images.
  • Student/Graduate will demonstrate professional work ethics.
  • Student/Graduate will provide patient-centered, clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.
  • The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers.
Clinical Experience 1B RAD 1B
  • The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers.
  • The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification.
Clinical Experience 2A RAD 2A
  • The student will select technical factors producing quality images with the lowest possible radiation exposure.
  • The student will competently operate radiographic equipment and report equipment malfunctions.
  • The student will be able to explain the procedures and answer patient's questions knowledgeably.
  • The student will be able to operate the beam restrictor to limit radiation exposure and improve image quality.
  • The student will be able to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to perform job related functions.
Clinical Experience 2B RAD 2B
  • The student will provide patient-centered, clinically effective care for all patients.
  • The student will selects technical factors producing quality diagnostic images with the lowest possible radiation exposure.
  • The student will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to perform job-related functions.
  • The student will explain procedure and answers patient's questions knowledgeably.
  • The students will use lead markers on image receptors.
  • The student will demonstrate proper aseptic and sterile technique.
Clinical Experience 3A RAD 3A
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification.
  • The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers.
  • The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
Clinical Experience 3B RAD 3B
  • The student will select technical factors producing quality diagnostic images with the lowest possible radiation exposure.
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team.
  • The student will demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of procedures.
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient ID.
  • The student will explain the procedure and answer patient questions knowledgeably.
Clinical Experience 3C RAD 3C
  • The student has adequate knowledge of radiographic procedures and competently applies technical skills in clinical applications.
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images.
  • The student will execute medical imaging procedures under the appropriate level of supervision.
  • The student will position the patient and image receptor to accurately demonstrate the affected body part.
  • The student will adapt procedures to meet age-specific, disease specific, and cultural needs of patients.
  • The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification.
Clinical Experience 4 RAD 4
  • The student will demonstrate technical competency.
  • Student/Graduate will apply accurate positioning skills
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
  • The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
  • Student/Graduate will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.
  • Student/Graduate will determine corrective measures for non-diagnostic images.
  • Student/Graduate will provide patient-centered, clinically effective care for all patients regardless of age, gender, disability, special needs, ethnicity or culture.
Computed Tomography Clinical Experience 7A RAD 7A
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team.
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images.
  • The student will position the patient and gantry to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • The student will select technical factors producing quality diagnostic images with the lowest possible radiation exposure.
  • The student will demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of procedures.
Computed Tomography Clinical Experience 7B RAD 7B
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team.
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images.
  • The student will position the patient and gantry to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part.
  • Student/Graduate will select optimal technical factors
  • The student will selects accurate protocol and procedure parameters for each exam.
  • The student will be able to select accurate protocol and procedure parameters for each examination.
Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation RAD 72
  • The student will evaluate Computed Tomography (CT) images for artifacts.
  • The student will describe common postprocessing techniques used for various CT procedures.
  • The student will describe the quality control steps utilized to assure consistent, high-quality CT images.
  • The student will identify current methods used to measure patient dose in CT.
  • The student will identify and describe the function of the major components of the CT imaging system.
  • The student will evaluate Computed Tomography (CT) images for artifacts.
Computed Tomography Procedures and Patient Care RAD 71
  • The student will match the symptoms with the appropriate medical interventions for a patient with a contrast agent reaction/problem.
  • The student will identify the lab values used to assess patient condition, and differentiate between normal values and out-of-range values.
  • The student will explain why different window width and window levels are selected.
  • The student will select accurate window width and window level for each procedure.
  • The student will differentiate between scanning parameters for conventional vs. helical procedures.
  • The student will match the symptoms with the appropriate medical interventions for a patient with a contrast agent reaction/problem.
Computed Tomography Sectional Anatomy and Pathology RAD 70
  • The student will identify various anatomic structures displayed on axial, multiplanar, and three-dimensional computed tomography images.
  • The student will define common terms used in the study of pathology.
  • The student will identify topographical anatomy used to locate underlying internal structures.
  • The student will identify pathology resulting from trauma on CT images.
  • The student will differentiate between a normal and abnormal cross-sectional image of an anatomical structure.
Digital Imaging in Radiology RAD 32
  • The student will relate the exposure indicator values to technical factors and patient exposure.
  • The student will describe the functions of picture archiving and teleradiology systems
  • The student will explain the process of image acquisition and image processing
  • The student will be able to describe the various types of digital image receptors
  • The student will critique suboptimal images and perform reject analysis
Fluoroscopy and Radiobiology RAD 31
  • The student will identify the structure and function of the image intensifier.
  • The student will identify radiation induced chemical reactions, potential biologic damage, & factors influencing radiation response/radiosensitivity of cells .
  • The student will identify the components of the fluoroscopy unit, to include the image intensifier, viewing/recording system as well as their functions in the fluoroscopy system.
  • The student will describe how radiation causes deterministic effects.
  • The student will describe how radiation causes late biologic effects.
  • The student will describe the principles of cellular biology and and identify specific cells from most radiosensitive to least radiosensitive.
  • The student will identify methods to measure radiation response and use a dose response curve to study the relationship between radiation dose levels an the degree of biologic response.
Introduction to Radiologic Science and Health Care RAD 50
  • The student will describe the principles of radiation protection.
  • The student will describe and understand the principles of professional ethics set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • The student will describe and understand legal considerations relative to the patient/peer/physician relationship.
  • Understanding the role of ethical behavior as a Radiologic Technologist.
  • The student will identify the benefits of continuing education as related to improve patient care and professional enhancement.
  • The student will identify how to use radiation protection rules for patients as well as the occupational worker.
  • The student will differentiate various healthcare environments.
Mammography Principles and Procedures RAD 40
  • The student will analyze images for diagnostic quality and identify image quality problems
  • The student will identify the internal anatomy and external anatomy of the breast
  • The student will define the assessment categories within the Breast Imaging and Reporting Data System (BI-RADS)
Patient Care in Radiologic Technology RAD 91
  • The student will identify common emergency situations.
  • The student will correctly transfer patients.
  • The student will acquire and record vital signs
  • The student will describe methods and techniques for administering various types of contrast agents.
  • The student will identify methods for determining the correct patient for a given procedure.
  • Students will develop knowledge of effective communication.
Radiographic Pathology RAD 30
  • The student will identify pathology presented on the radiographic images provided.
  • The student will identify types of fractures shown on images provided.
  • The student will define basic terms related to pathology
  • The student will describe the appropriate imaging procedure used to diagnose various diseases.
  • The student will identify appropriate interventional techniques for various diseases.
Radiographic Procedures I RAD 61B
  • The student will analyze images to determine the appropriate use of beam restriction.
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on radiographic images
  • The student will describe standard positioning terms
  • The student will describe positioning methods for each projection
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve a non-diagnostic image
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part
  • The student will determine the projection required to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the general body position to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the central ray direction for each projection
Radiographic Procedures II RAD 62B
  • The student will analyze images to determine the appropriate use of beam restriction.
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on radiographic images
  • The student will describe standard positioning terms
  • The student will describe positioning methods for each projection
  • The student will determine corrective measures to improve a non-diagnostic image
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part
  • The student will determine the projection required to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the general body position to best demonstrate a given anatomical area or pathology
  • The student will determine the central ray direction for each projection
Radiologic Procedures I Laboratory RAD 61C
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part.
  • The student will select image receptor and/or grid combinations appropriate for the part being examined
  • Students will produce diagnostic quality images
  • Student will utilize appropriate radiation protection
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on routine radiographic images
  • The student will implement corrective measures to improve non-diagnostic images
  • The student will demonstrate adequate use of the beam restrictor
  • The student will accurately place the correct lead marker on the image receptor
Radiologic Procedures II Laboratory RAD 62C
  • The student will identify structures demonstrated on routine radiographic images
  • The student will identify a diagnostic image of the affected body part
  • The student will use radiation protection measures warranted by each exam
  • The student will accurately place the correct lead marker on the image receptor
  • The student will demonstrate adequate use of the beam restrictor
  • The student will implement corrective measures to improve non-diagnostic images
  • The student will position the phantom and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part
  • The student will select image receptor and/or grid combinations appropriate for the part being examined
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 64
  • The student will estimate occupational dose reduction using the inverse square law
  • The student will assess a variety of ethical and legal issues in clinical practice
  • The student will describe the major components in a typical x-ray system and their function.
  • The student will determine the cause of suboptimal images and describe the appropriate corrective actions.
  • The student will describe the principles and operation of digital systems as it relates to exposure indicators.
  • The student will successfully pass practice registry examinations.
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 62A
  • The student will be able to identify how beam filtration affects x-ray beam intensity, beam quality, and patient exposure.
  • The student will identify various types of image quality factors.
  • The student will describe methods of how x-rays interact with matter.
  • Student will be understand the basic concepts of Digital Imaging.
  • The student will explain how x-rays are produced in detail.
  • The student will describe the types of emission spectrums and how they are used.
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 63
  • The students will identify the anatomic parts shown on sectional anatomy images.
  • The student will describe general radiation safety and protection practices associated with computed tomography (CT) examinations
  • The student will identify the education and certification requirements for the advanced imaging modalities
  • The student will identify anatomic structures demonstrated on radiographic and fluoroscopic images for various special imaging studies
  • The student will describe the components of the computerized tomography (CT) system
  • The students will identify appropriate basic emergency care for patients with a contrast media reaction.
  • Student/Graduate will demonstrate effective written communication skills
  • The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team
Theory of Radiologic Technology RAD 61A
  • The student will identify related radiology terminology concerning electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism.
  • The student will identify the general components and functions of the x-ray tube.
  • The student will identify the function of the X-ray Circuitry.
  • The student will describe various ways to reduce patient dose
  • The student will describe fundamental atomic structures.
  • The student will explain the relationship of energy, frequency, and wavelength.
  • The student will identify components of diagnostic x-ray tubes.