Radiography (RAD)

RAD 1010 — Introduction to Clinical Radiography
1 Credit hour  

Prepares students for the requirements and expectations of the introductory clinical experience, including instruction in radiation protection, patient care procedures, and professional concepts for radiographers. Practical experience commences with chest, abdominal, and distal extremity procedures in a clinical setting. Practical competencies are utilized to determine if students can safely and accurately perform radiographic procedures. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: Good standing in Radiographic Imaging Program.

RAD 1020 — Clinical Education II
2 Credit hours  

Provides a supervised learning experience in a clinical setting with emphasis on procedures of the extremities and the axial skeleton. Students begin practical experience with principles of exposure, image critique, and other associated professional skills in actual clinical practice. Practical competencies are utilized to determine if students can safely and accurately perform radiographic procedures. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RAD 1010.

RAD 1030 — Clinical Education III
4 Credit hours  

Provides a supervised learning experience in a clinical setting with emphasis on procedures of the appendicular and axial skeleton. Application of principles of exposure, with emphasis on image critique, and other associated professional skills continues in this course. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RAD 1020 or RAD 2090.

RAD 1210 — Principles of Imaging I
3 Credit hours  

Covers the structure of matter, electricity, and basic physical sciences leading to the principles of x-ray production. Students will also study x-ray emission spectrums, prime factors of exposure, and radiation interactions with matter. Laboratory activities will allow students to apply radiographic principles in producing images in preparation for use in clinical situations. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: Good standing in Radiographic Imaging Program.

RAD 1220 — Principles of Imaging II
3 Credit hours  

Covers the process of radiographic image formation and the basic factors controlling quality of the radiographic image. Students will also explore imaging informatics and PACS. "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 for procedures of the chest, abdomen, hand, wrist, fingers, forearm, elbow, foot, calcaneus, ankle, toes, lower leg, knee, intercondylar fossa, patella, humerus, shoulder, AC joints, clavicle, scapula, and foreign body localization. Students study basics common to all radiographic procedures and arthrology/osteology. "C" grade policy applies.
Corequisites: Any Radiographic Imaging clinical course.

RAD 1320 — Radiographic Procedures II
3 Credit hours  

Provides instruction in radiographic positioning and image critique for procedures of the pelvis, hip, femur, orthoroentgenography, cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, sacrum, coccyx, SI joints, ribs, sternum, and contrast exams of the alimentary, hepatobiliary, and urinary tracts. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RAD 1310
Corequisites: Any Radiographic Imaging clinical course.

RAD 2010 — Clinical Education IV
2 Credit hours  

Provides a supervised learning experience in a clinical setting with emphasis on procedures of the skull including paranasal sinuses and facial bones, contrast exams, and fluoroscopic procedures. Students continue growth of associated professional skills and application of knowledge from previous and current courses. Practical competencies are utilized to determine if students can safely and accurately perform radiographic procedures. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RAD 1030 or RAD 2090.

RAD 2020 — Clinical Education V
2 Credit hours  

Provides a supervised learning experience in a clinical setting with emphasis on advanced exams including surgical, trauma, and computed tomography procedures. Students continue growth of associated professional skills and application of knowledge from previous and current courses. Practical competencies are utilized to determine if students can safely and accurately perform radiographic procedures. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: RAD 2010 or RAD 2090.

RAD 2090 — Clinical Education Seminar
1-5 Credit hours  

Provides a supervised learning experience in a clinical setting with emphasis on radiographic and fluoroscopic exams appropriate to the student's knowledge. Students continue growth of associated professional skills and application of knowledge from previous and current courses. Practical competencies are utilized to determine if students can safely and accurately perform radiographic procedures. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: Good standing in Radiographic Imaging Program.

RAD 2210 — Principles of Imaging III
3 Credit hours  

Covers advanced radiographic principles including quality assurance and quality control, fluoroscopy, mobile radiography, exposure systems, and the analysis of complex exposure problems. This course also explores some of the specialized imaging modalities including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 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  

Covers radiation interactions, radiosensitivity, radiation dose/response relationships, deterministic and stochastic radiation effects, radiation protection, and health physics in a lecture and laboratory format. Course discussions will also include the impact of macro- and micro-culture on radiation protection policies and practices. This course also explores nuclear medicine, 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 for procedures of the skull, facial bones, zygomatic arches, mandible, TMJs, sinuses, orbits, and nasal bones. The course also includes instruction in radiography of trauma, pediatric, geriatric, and surgical patients. Furthermore, the course provides students with a basic understanding of mammography, arthrography, urography, and interventional radiography including specialized equipment used in these exams. Students are also introduced to sectional anatomy in cadaver sections and image correlation.
Prerequisites: BIO 1120, RAD 1320
Corequisites: Any Radiographic Imaging clinical course.

RAD 2320 — Radiographic Patient Analysis
2 Credit hours  

Presents common radiographically demonstrated pathologies and anomalies in reference to structural and functional changes in the human body. The course also provides an increased knowledge of basic 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  

Prepares students to demonstrate their proficiency by integrating technical knowledge with core skills and abilities taught in the Radiographic Imaging program. Students will actively prepare for the national radiography certification exam through instructor facilitated review sessions and online review modules to identify individual strengths and weaknesses. This capstone course will include an eportfolio assignment, a capstone project including a video and oral presentation, and participation in the Health Sciences cultural competency retreat. "C" grade policy applies.
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.