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RTT 215 - Medical Imaging and Simulation

Credits: 2
2 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: RTT 101 , RTT 102 , RTT 112C , RTT 120C , RTT 201 , RTT 202C  
Co-requisites: RTT 211 , RTT 212C  

This is a course which covers two main components of radiation therapy technology. The first section will provide the student with the opportunity to examine human structure as it appears through medical imaging. The student will be required to recognize and identify anatomical landmarks utilized as reference points in patient positioning and set up. Emphasis is placed on cross-sectional anatomy. The second section of the course will provide the student with the fundamentals of radiographic exposure technique. Processing of images will be discussed as they are related to simulations and treatment planning with a focus on three-dimensional views. 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 and describe human structure relating to medical imaging.
  2. Recognize and identify anatomical landmarks.
  3. Identify and describe image characteristics, techniques, and processing.
  4. Define and describe quality indicators in medical imaging equipment.
  5. Define and describe simple and complex immobilization techniques and equipment.
  6. Perform a patient contour on a phantom.
  7. Present a complete case study on a patient undergoing simulation and treatment planning procedures.
Listed Topics
  1. Image Characteristics
  2. Skeletal system anatomy in multiple planes
  3. Medical Imaging Equipment and Procedures
  4. Simulation Procedures and Equipment
  5. CT Specific Terminology: CT Hounsfield Units and Field of View
  6. Quality Control Indicators as part of a Quality Management Program
Reference Materials
Required textbooks, power point handouts, miscellaneous handouts, scientific calculator.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 11/08/2006

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