Degrees and Certificates
Radiologic Technology,Associate of Science
Introduces the student to the principles of radiography, radiographic terminology, and radiation protection. This course covers the anatomy and radiographic positioning of the thoracic and abdominal viscera.
A series of continuous focused lectures pertinent to each clinical semester. Radiologic science, patient care, image critiques, and imaging methods will be presented and discussed.
A discussion of the principles leading to the production of the manifest image. The general design of the x-ray tube as well as x-ray production and emission. Tube rating charts, factors affecting radiographic quality, grids, and accessories as well as fluoroscopy will be covered.
Topics covered in this course include radiation quantities and units; interaction of radiation with the body tissues; molecular, and cellular radiation biology; dose limits; equipment design for radiation protection; early and late effects of radiation; management of patient and imaging personnel doses during diagnostic x-ray procedures; and methods of monitoring.
Teaches patient care and safety skills necessary for a radiographer in a hospital setting. Topics covered include hospital organizational structure, ethics, patient assessment, safety, medical emergencies, infection control, asepsis, medical terminology, pharmacology, and venipuncture. Students will learn proper patient communication and care through a variety of lectures and interactive exercises.
Communicating Mindfully Capstone
This capstone course will review and build upon key elements of mindful communication that students have been studying throughout their degree program. Students will practice applying mindful communication skills in the workplace and reflect on those experiences to improve interactions with colleagues, customers, clients, and others. Students will work in groups with peers from different majors. Through online discussion posts, students will use mindful communication techniques to practice attending to others, confirming understanding, and providing feedback that is respectful, insightful, and useful in meeting others’ needs. Students will be encouraged and given the opportunity to engage in regular contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation.
Examines the radiographic positioning of the osseous system. Topics in this course include positioning, radiographic exposure factors, medical terminology, pathology, radiographic anatomy, radiation protection, and special considerations for the pediatric and geriatric patients. The clinical experience is an extension of the classroom where the student will develop the theory into practical skills through instruction, application, critique, and evaluation on common procedures. All students enrolled in in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge.
Examines the radiographic positioning of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine along with routine positioning of the biliary tract, upper and lower gastrointestinal system, urinary system, and the study of radiographic contrast media. Topics in this course include positioning, radiographic exposure factors, medical terminology, radiation protection, and special considerations for the pediatric and geriatric patients. Clinical experience is continued in this course. All students enrolled in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge.
A continuation of the clinical component of RADT 164C. Students will complete their first clinical assignment and build on the procedures taught in previous courses. Four 8-hour clinical days per week over 11 weeks is required. All students enrolled in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge.
A basic review of the physical principles of matter, leading to tube production of electricity with its ramifications pertinent to the field of radiologic technology. Basic radiation producing circuitry is discussed including closed circuit television along with digital radiography.
A continuation of RADT 164C and examines the radiographic positioning of the cranium, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. Other topics include trauma, mobile and surgical radiography, pediatric radiography, arthrography, biliary duct procedures, hysterosalpingography, myelography, conventional tomography and digital tomosynthesis.
Introduces concepts related to disease with etiological considerations. Included in this course is the understanding of how the disease process works and recognizing the radiographic appearance of specific diseases. Gross anatomical structures will be located and identified in axial (transverse), sagittal, coronal, and orthogonal (oblique) planes.
An understanding of the components, principles, and operation of digital imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving, and retrieval are discussed as well as quality assurance and maintenance. Also included in this course are concepts designed to provide entry-level radiography students with a basic understanding of the operation of a computed tomography device.
Students will be required to rotate through a second clinical affiliate for the purpose of learning other procedures, protocols, and technology. All students enrolled in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge.
Students will refine their skills in preparation for the workplace and complete all required clinical competencies for the program. All students enrolled in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge.