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RAD 207 - Radiologic Technology 3

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 162 , PHY 100 , RAD 157  and RAD 158C  
Co-requisites: PHY 128  and RAD 208C  

This course is an introduction to specialized radiographic procedures of nonskeletal areas and the biological effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. It also includes a review of the basic radiation cell physiology and chemistry that influence somatic and genetic responses from ionized tissue. 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 cell structures.
  2. Explain the important functions of organic and inorganic compounds which exist in cells.
  3. List the various physical characteristics of DNA and RNA.
  4. Describe the processes of mitosis and meiosis. 
  5. Determine how cells are affected by the process of energy transfer.
  6. Classify cells types.
  7. Examine effects of ionizing radiation upon the cell.
  8. Describe selective and general angiographic studies.
  9. Compare basic radiographic procedures of nonskeletal areas of the body to more complex imaging modalities.
  10. Identify analog and digital complex images produced in radiology departments.

 Listed Topics

  1. Human cell types
  2. Linear energy transfer (LET) and relative biological effectiveness (RBE)
  3. Analog vs digital images
  4. Mitosis and meiosis
  5. Chemical and biological damages
  6. Direct and indirect affects to DNA
  7. Law of Bergonie and Tribondeau
  8. Radiation hazards
  9. Special procedures
  10. Radiation biology
  11. Processing images
  12. Imaging modalities
  13. Radiographic positioning
  14. Trauma care
  15. Contrast agents
  16. Accessory devices
  17. Seldinger Technique
  18. Operative C-ARM Procedures
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: 02/27/2020

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