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RAD 217 - Radiologic Technology 4

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: RAD 207  and RAD 208C  
Co-requisites: RAD 218C  

This course includes a review of radiographic pathology, an introduction to optional supplementary imaging modalities and a review of the required functions of the radiologic technologist in preparing for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination in Radiography. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the full range of human pathologies as diagnosed within a radiology department.
  2. Operate a radiology department computer system.
  3. Qualify technical factors to demonstrate pathologies utilizing analog, computer and digital radiology.
  4. Examine supplementary modalities utilized to diagnose human pathology.
  5. Compare image formations necessary for each examination performed in a radiology department.
  6. Solve basic and complex density, contrast, detail and distortion imaging formulas.
  7. Describe and compare short-term and long-term effects from radiation exposure.
  8. Classify the various types of computer systems found in a radiology department.
  9. Analyze national board review questions to prepare for the radiography examination.
  10. Survey all the advanced imaging modalities in the radiology profession.
Listed Topics
  1. Pathology
  2. Patient care
  3. Imaging formations
  4. Analog vs digital
  5. Picture archiving and communication computer systems (PACS)
  6. Anatomy
  7. Physiology
  8. Imaging modalities
  9. Radiation biology
  10. Current digital imaging technologies
  11. Processing images
  12. Quality control
  13. Radiographic positioning
  14. Trauma care
  15. Contrast agents
  16. Special procedure devices
  17. Seldinger Technique
  18. Operative C-ARM Procedures
  19. Image distortion
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:
  • Information Literacy
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/27/2020
Last Reviewed: 4/23/2021

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