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RAD 258C - Radiologic Technology Clinical 5

Credits: 4
240 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: All academic and clinical program requirements.

This course provides a continued opportunity for the student to perform all routine procedures and to gain experience in special techniques. The student rotates through specialty areas to observe practice in pediatrics, ultrasound, angiography and special computerized imaging studies. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. A pass grade is a requirement to be eligible to apply 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. 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 under minimal supervision as required by the program and accrediting agencies.
  2. Manipulate technical factors to demonstrate pathologies utilizing analog, computer and digital radiology imaging systems under minimal supervision as required by the program and accrediting agencies.
  3. Document observations of how human pathology is detected by Radiologists and clinical staff by participating in supplementary imaging.
  4. Produce image formations necessary for each examination performed in a radiology department.
  5. Perform all basic and complex density, contrast, detail and distortion imaging formulas without assistance from clinical staff.
  6. Demonstrate final competencies by performing each ARRT Task Inventory objective assigned by clinical staff and Radiologists.
  7. Perform all basic and advanced data functions by utilizing various types of computer systems found in a radiology department.
  8. Manipulate all diagnostic radiology department equipment without assistance from clinical staff or Radiologists.
  9. Generate proper image formations as assigned by clinical staff and Radiologists.
  10. Produce well-written and formulated documentations in patient charts/records as assigned by clinical staff and Radiologists.

 Listed Topics

  1. Pathology
  2. Patient care
  3. Advanced imaging formations
  4. Analog vs digital
  5. Quality control
  6. Advanced patient positioning techniques
  7. Trauma care
  8. Picture archiving and communication computer systems (PACS)
  9. Anatomy
  10. Physiology
  11. Imaging modalities
  12. Advanced patient protection
  13. Contrast agents
  14. Special procedure devices
  15. Seldinger Technique
  16. Operative C-ARM Procedures
  17. Technical competencies
  18. ARRT Task Inventories
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:
  • Information Literacy
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 02/27/2020

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