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RAD 157 - Radiologic Technology 2

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: RAD 107  
Co-requisites: BIO 162  and RAD 108C  

This course is an expansion on radiologic theory. The student will be introduced to more complex tasks associated with controlling image characteristics, theory and application of radiographic accessories, more complex positioning of the skeleton, radiography of the nonosseous systems and complementary imaging modalities. 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. Manipulate technical factors influencing and controlling image sharpness and recorded detail.
  2. Evaluate radiographic quality of all image formations produced.
  3. Manipulate radiographic equipment for various complex X-ray procedures.
  4. Identify principles of analog and digital film quality for human anatomy of interest.
  5. Formulate complex radiographic technical factors utilized to produce the X-ray beam.
  6. Classify appropriate radiation protection measures for patient categories.
  7. Employ radiation safety measures at all times for assigned examinations.

 Listed Topics

  1. Equipment manipulation
  2. Technique formations
  3. Image characteristics
  4. Analog vs digital
  5. Radiographic equipment
  6. Medical terminology
  7. Universal precautions
  8. Nonosseous systems
  9. Radiation hazards
  10. Complex X-ray unit components
  11. Processing images
  12. Imaging modalities
  13. Radiographic positioning
  14. Trauma care
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:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 02/27/2020

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