Radiography (RAD)

RAD 1010 — Introduction to Clinical Radiography
1 Credit hour  

Introduces students to clinical education in Radiography including laboratory instruction in radiation protection, basic patient care procedures, professional ethical concept and beginning practical clinical experience in a Radiology department in chest, abdominal, and distal extremity procedures.
Prerequisites: Good standing in Radiographic Imaging Program.

RAD 1020 — Clinical Education II
2 Credit hours  

Practice of extremities and the axial skeleton, principles of exposure, image quality and other associated professional skills in a Radiology department.
Prerequisites: RAD 1010.

RAD 1030 — Clinical Education III
4 Credit hours  

Practice of extremities and the axial skeleton, principles of exposure, image quality and other associated professional skills in a Radiology department.
Prerequisites: RAD 1020 or RAD 2090.

RAD 1210 — Principles of Imaging I
3 Credit hours  

Discusses the structure of matter, electricity and the physical principles of the production of x-rays. Discussion of the structure and function of the x-ray tube and x-ray production. Study of x-ray emission, prime factors, and radiation interaction with matter. Laboratory work will be designed to allow students to carry out theoretical concepts in preparation for use in clinical situations.
Prerequisites: Good standing in Radiographic Imaging Program.

RAD 1220 — Principles of Imaging II
3 Credit hours  

Discusses the structure and function of film and intensifying screens, processing, and the basic factors controlling the radiographic image. Study of digital imaging and PACS. This course continues the study begun in RAD 1210 to explore and correlate the numerous factors affecting the radiographic image. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RAD 1210
Corequisites: Any Radiographic Imaging clinical course.

RAD 1310 — Radiographic Procedures I
3 Credit hours  

Provides instruction in radiographic positioning and image critique of the chest, abdomen, hand, wrist, fingers, elbow, forearm, elbow, foot, calcaneus, ankle, toes, lower leg, knee, intercondylar fossa, patella, humerus, shoulder, AC joints, clavicle, scapula, special upper extremity projections, and foreign body localization in addition to study of radiographic basics and arthrology/osteology.
Corequisites: Any Radiographic Imaging clinical course.

RAD 1320 — Radiographic Procedures II
3 Credit hours  

Provides instruction in radiographic positioning and image critique of the pelvic, hip, femur/ orthoroentgenography, cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum, coccyx, SI joints, ribs, sternum, contrast media alimentary, hepatobiliary, and urinary tracts.
Prerequisites: RAD 1310
Corequisites: Any Radiographic Imaging clinical course.

RAD 2010 — Clinical Education IV
2 Credit hours  

Practice of cranial, contrast, and fluoroscopic procedures, development of an exposure technique system and other associated professional skills in a Radiology department.
Prerequisites: RAD 1030 or RAD 2090.

RAD 2020 — Clinical Education V
2 Credit hours  

Practice of advanced exams including surgical, trauma, and computed tomography procedures, further practice with exposure systems and other associated professional skills in a Radiology department.
Prerequisites: RAD 2010 or RAD 2090.

RAD 2090 — Clinical Education Seminar
1-5 Credit hours  

Practice of special procedures, operating room, emergency room, fine tuning of a personal system and other associated professional skills in a Radiology department.
Prerequisites: Good standing in Radiographic Imaging Program.

RAD 2210 — Principles of Imaging III
3 Credit hours  

Provides instruction in advanced radiographic principles including quality assurance and quality control, fluoroscopy, mobile radiography, exposure systmes, and the analysis of complex exposure problems. This course is designed to explain the concepts and applications of tomography. It also provides an introduction to the specialized modailities utilized in radiographic imaging emphasizing computed tomography. Other modalities discussed include magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, and DEXA. Laboratory exercises support key concepts of the subject matter. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RAD 1220
Corequisites: Any Radiographic Imaging Clinical course.

RAD 2220 — Radiation Biology
3 Credit hours  

Considers radiation interactions, radiosensitivity, radiation dose/response, relationships, early and late radiation effects, radiation protection and health physics. Course discussions will also include the impace of macro- and micro-culture on radiation protection policies and practices. Also presented are PET, SPECT, radiation oncology, and emerging modalities. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: BIO 1120, RAD 1210, RAD 2210
Corequisites: Any Radiographic Imaging clinical course.

RAD 2310 — Radiographic Procedures III
3 Credit hours  

Provides instruction in radiographic positioning and image critique of the skull, facial bones, zygomatic arches, mandible, TMJs, sinuses, orbits, and nasal bones. Also discussed are the vascular, central nervous and reproductive systems, including the specialized equipment necessary to carry out examinations. Mammography, arthrography, and other examinations are explored.
Prerequisites: BIO 1120, RAD 1320
Corequisites: Any Radiographic Imaging clinical course.

RAD 2320 — Radiographic Patient Analysis
3 Credit hours  

Presents common radiographically demonstrated pathologies and anomalies in reference to structural and functional changes in the human body. Considered also are pharmacology, medical emergencies, and principles of patient care. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: Any two Radiographic Imaging clinical courses, BIO 1120
Corequisites: Any Radiographic Imaging clinical course.

RAD 2490 — Selected Topics in Radiography
1 Credit hour  

Allows students to demonstrate their proficiency by integrating technical knowledge with core skills and abilities. This lecture course focuses on various aspects and topics of radiography. The course will include an e-portfolio assignment and an exit evaluation of critical thinking and writing.
Prerequisites: BIO 1110, BIO 1120, BHS 1390, PSY 1010, RAD 2010, RAD 2210, RAD 2310, Good standing in Radiographic Imaging Program, or permission by department coordinator and chair.