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RAD 218C - Radiologic Technology Clinical 4

Credits: 8
480 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: RAD 207  and RAD 208C  
Co-requisites: RAD 217  

This course is a continuation of the application and practice of the full spectrum of radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. These are performed with direct supervision progressing to indirect supervision by a certified technologist and Radiologist. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate. Students are charged for radiation badges.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Produce a full range of radiographs demonstrating human pathologies as requested by a radiologist.
  2. Produce written documentations in patient charts/records as assigned by clinical staff and radiologists.
  3. Manipulate technical factors to demonstrate pathologies utilizing analog, computer and digital radiology imaging systems.
  4. Survey by observation supplementary modalities for human pathology diagnosis and detection.
  5. Evaluate image formations necessary for each examination performed in a radiology department.
  6. Perform basic and complex density, contrast, detail and distortion imaging formulas.
  7. Capitalize on each assigned examination under supervision to demonstrate technical competency levels.
  8. Perform data functions by utilizing various types of computer systems found in a radiology department.
  9. Demonstrate competency of various equipment manipulations.
  10. Generate proper image formations as assigned by clinical staff and Radiologists.
Listed Topics
  1. Pathology
  2. Advanced imaging formations
  3. Analog vs digital
  4. Anatomy
  5. Physiology
  6. Imaging modalities
  7. Technical competencies
  8. Process images
  9. Advanced patient positioning
  10. Patient care
  11. Quality control
  12. Trauma care
  13. Picture archiving and communication computer systems (PACS)
  14. Contrast agents
  15. Special procedure equipment
  16. Seldinger Technique
  17. Operative C-ARM Procedures
  18. Advanced patient protection
Reference Materials
RAD Clinical Handbook and Clinical Competency Evaluation Forms.
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:
  • Communication
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/27/2020
Last Reviewed: 4/23/2021

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