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RAD 107 - Radiologic Technology 1

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the RAD program.
Co-requisites: BIO 161  

This course is an introduction to the profession of radiologic technology. Included are the basic principles of radiation protection for the patient and radiographer, the production and control of the X-ray beam to achieve photographic results, the basic techniques of body manipulation to demonstrate the anatomy of medical interest and the language of medicine relevant to radiologic technology. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate. Students will be charged for radiation badges.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe and name the major components of radiography and the profession.
  2. Define the functions of the radiographer.
  3. Manipulate radiographic equipment for various X-ray procedures.
  4. Examine the major procedural categories in radiology departments required for patient care services.
  5. Formulate basic radiographic technical factors utilized to produce the X-ray beam.
  6. Determine appropriate radiation protection measures for patient care and safety.
Listed Topics
  1. HeRadiographer credentialing
  2. Hospital and imaging center scheme
  3. Radiology department protocols
  4. Accreditation agencies for radiology professions
  5. Patient care techniques
  6. Medical terminology
  7. Universal precautions
  8. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  9. Radiation hazards
  10. X-ray unit components
  11. Interactions of the X-ray beam
  12. Process radiograph
  13. Basic body positioning
  14. Clinical observation
  15. Patient transfer techniques
  16. Scope of Practice Standards and Laws
Reference Materials
Current and appropriate equipment, software and textbooks.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Technological Competence
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B Bullock Date Approved: 2/27/2020
Last Reviewed: 4/23/2021

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