RADT103C: Radiographic Positioning I

Radiologic Technology
Credits 2 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 2 Lecture Hours 1
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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.

(Clinical Portion)

  • Define general radiographic and anatomic relational terminology; define and apply various positioning principles in hypothetic clinical situation.
  • Describe image quality factors in digital radiography; describe basic radiation protection methods to reduce exposure to the patient and imaging personnel; explain the patient dose terminology for specific regions of the body.
  • Demonstrate the routine and special projections for chest radiography and upper airway.
  • Evaluate chest radiographs based on established radiographic criteria.