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Radiologic (Medical) Technology

Radiologic (Medical) Technology

[Hope Harrelson, Jennifer Lamontagne]

Associate

This program is designed to train qualified students to perform diagnostic radiographs (x-rays) in hospitals or other clinical settings. The student will learn the principles of radiography through a series of classes and labs. These principles will then be applied as the student performs routine and trauma radiography in clinical rotations under the supervision of registered technologists and physicians. A student must maintain a minimum of “C” in each of the academic core and Radiography courses to meet graduation requirements. Graduates are eligible to take the national exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and receive their credentials as registered Radiologic Technologists (RT). This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850; Chicago, IL 60606-3182; www.jrcert.orgmail@jrcert.org. JRCERT is the only organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to evaluate and accredit education programs in Radiography.



Prerequisites

Prerequisites — 23 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
BIO-2514
Anatomy & Physiology I
4

(Prerequisite: ACT composite of 19 or credit in BIO 1534 with a "C" or above.) A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers the anatomical and physiological study of the human body as an integrated whole. The course includes detailed studies of: biological principles; tissues; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

BIO-2524
Anatomy & Physiology II
4

(Prerequisite: BIO 2514 with a "C" or above) A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes detailed studies of the anatomy and physiology of human special senses, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems, as well as reproduction and development. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

English 1113 prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations. Three hours lecture.

CSC-1123
Computer Applications I
3

This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications. Three hours lecture.

MAT-1313
College Algebra
3

(Prerequisite: ACT math subscore of 19 or above or MAT 1233 with a "C" or above.) This course includes inequalities; functions, linear and quadratic equations; circles, and their graphs; applications; polynomial and rational function; logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations. Three hours lecture.

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

Choose from any fine arts classes.

SBA-ELECT
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose any Social or Behavioral Science course in sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology.



First Year

First Semester — 18 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
RGT-1213
Fundamentals of Radiography
3

This course is an introduction to Radiologic Technology including professional, departmental, and historical aspects. Included are terminology, medical ethics, and legal concerns. Patient care procedures related to radiographic exams, body mechanics, emergency procedures for drug reactions and injured and critical care patients, and basic CPR techniques are also covered. Three hours lecture.

RGT-1114
Clinical Education I
4

This course includes clinical practice and instruction in a clinical affiliate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twelve hours clinical.

RGT-1312
Principles of Radiation Protection
2

This course is designed to present an overview of the principles of radiation protection including the responsibilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel and the public. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies, and health care organizations are incorporated. Two hours lecture.

RGT-1323
Prin of Exposure & Image Prod
3

This course is a study of the principles involving manipulation of factors controlling and influencing exposure and radiographic quality. Included are the prime factors of radiographic exposure, beam limiting devices, filtration, production and control of scatter and secondary radiation, exposure systems, technical conversions, and problem solving. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

RGT-1513
Radiographic Procedures I
3

This course includes terminology, principles, and procedures involved in routine radiographic positioning for demonstration of the chest, abdomen, upper extremities, digestive system, and urinary system. Included is a review of radiographic anatomy on each procedure. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

RGT-1223
Patient Care and Radiography
3

This course will provide the student with the basic concepts of patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures will be described, as well as infection control procedures using standard precautions. The role of the radiographer in patient education will be identified. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

Second Semester — 13 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
RGT-1523
Radiographic Procedures II
3

This course includes principles and procedures involved in the radiographic positioning of the spinal column, pelvic girdle, urinary system, lower extremities, bony thorax, and the mobile and trauma radiography procedures. Included is a review of radiographic anatomy on each procedure. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

RGT-1124
Clinical Education II
4

This course is a continuation of Clinical Education I. This course involves clinical practice and instruction in a clinical affiliate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twelve hours clinical.

RGT-1613
Physics of Imaging Equipment
3

This course is designed to establish a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic, mobile, and tomographic equipment requirements and design. The content will also provide a basic knowledge of quality control. Computer applications in the radiologic sciences related to image capture, display, storage, and distribution are presented. Three hours lecture.

RGT-1333
Digital Image Acquis & Display
3

Content imparts 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. Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.



Summer

Summer (10 Week) — 9 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
RGT-1139
Clinical Education III
9

This course is a continuation of Clinical Education II. This course is a clinical practice and instruction in a clinical affiliate. Area included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twenty-seven hours clinical.



Second Year

First Semester — 13 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
RGT-2911
Radiation Biology
1

This course is a study of the biological effects of radiation upon living matter. It includes genetic and somatic effects, instrumentation for detection, and measurement and calculation of dosage. One hour lecture.

RGT-2147
Clinical Education IV
7

This course is a clinical practice and instruction in a clinical affiliate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twenty-one hours clinical.

RGT-2132
Ethical & Legal Responsibility
2

Legal terminology, concepts, and principles will be presented in this course. Topics include misconduct, malpractice, legal and professional standards, and the ASRT scope of practice. The importance of proper documentation and informed consent is emphasized. This course will prepare students to better understand their patient, the patient's family, and professional peers through comparison of diverse populations based on their value systems, cultural and ethnic influences, communciation styles, socioeconomic influences, health risks, and life stage. Two hours lecture.

Second Semester — 13 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
RGT-2157
Clinical Education V
7

This course is a continuation of Clinical Education IV. Included is a clinical practice and instruction in a clinical affiliate. Areas included are patient care and management, radiation protection, operation of equipment, and radiologic procedures. Twenty-one hours clinical.

RGT-2921
Radiographic Pathology
1

This course is designed to introduce theories of disease causation and the pathophysiologic responses, clinical manifestation, radiographic appearance, and management of alterations in body systems will be presented. One hour lecture.

RGT-2542
Radiographic Procedures IV
2

This course is a continuation of Radiographic Procedures This course is a study of special radiographic procedures which utilizes sterile techniques and specialized equipment. It also includes basic concepts of pharmacology. In addition, it also includes principles and procedures involved in radiographic positioning of the reproductive system. Two hours lecture.

RGT-2933
Certification Fundamentals
3

This course is designed to correlate scientific components of radiography to entry level knowledge required by the profession. Three hours lecture.

Total Hours: 89



 

CIP:510911

Program of Study Code: 8850