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RAD 158C - Radiologic Technology Clinical 2

Credits: 4
240 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 162 , RAD 108C  and RAD 157  

This course provides the student with clinical experience, knowledge and practice in radiographic positioning with emphasis on the more complex procedures associated with the skull and thorax. The student is expected to demonstrate, analyze and apply knowledge of factors that influence radiographic quality as well as manipulate those factors. The student works under direct supervision of 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 will be charged for radiation badges.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the radiographic anatomy of X-ray procedures performed.
  2. Convert latent X-ray images into visible images utilizing various processing modalities.
  3. Manipulate radiographic equipment for various complex X-ray procedures.
  4. Solve patient care questions with assistance from qualified staff.
  5. Formulate complex radiographic technical factors that 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.
  8. Critique radiographs for image quality.
  9. Generate X-ray reports as required by assigned clinical staff.
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
  15. Patient variables
  16. Accessory devices
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
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 02/27/2020

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