2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RADI 134 - Radiologic Positioning, Procedures and Pathology 2

4 CR
Students will learn radiographic imaging procedures of the thorax, and head, as well as the contrast enhanced procedures of the gastrointestinal and urinary systems. Focus on anatomical positioning with attention to various patient needs and abilities will be emphasized. The indications, contraindication, and safe administration of contrast media will be presented. Students will learn to critique images for diagnostic quality, as well as develop the ability to identify normal anatomical structures from common abnormal pathological processes. Also included in this course is the exploration of pathologic indications and imaging methods for trauma, mobile and surgical examinations. Critical thinking skills are encouraged as students analyze challenges often presented and determine safe and effective approaches to this type of imaging. Also provided is an introduction to computed tomography (CT) imaging. Students will examine basic CT concepts, compare CT to other imaging modalities as a means of diagnosis, and study exams most commonly performed. Also presented in the course is a brief overview of some less commonly performed exams in the imaging department such as arthrography, myelography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and others. Students will participate in small group skill-building lab activities.

Requisites: Take RADI 121 , RADI 123 , RADI 124 , and RADI 125  with at least a grade of C.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Radiography Program required.