Dec 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RADI 124 - Radiologic Positioning, Procedures, and Pathology 1

4 CR
Students will learn radiographic imaging procedures of the chest, abdomen, and extremities. Focus on anatomical positioning with attention to various patient needs and abilities will be emphasized. 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. The focus will also be placed on radiation safety as dose reduction methods are presented and demonstrated. Students will also explore terminology unique to medical imaging. Students will participate in small group skill-building lab activities.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Radiography Program required.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explore radiographic anatomy of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, shoulder, lower limb, pelvis and spine.
  2. Explore patient preparation for radiographic examinations of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, shoulder, lower limb, pelvis and spine.
  3. Explore both basic and special projections of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, shoulder, lower limb, pelvis, and spine.
  4. Identify technical factor selection for imagining projections of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, shoulder, lower limb, pelvis, and spine.
  5. Identify radiation protection methods utilized for imaging projections of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, shoulder, lower limb, pelvis, and spine.
  6. Explain patient breathing requirements for imaging of the chest and abdomen.
  7. Describe methods for demonstrating air-fluid levels.
  8. Describe special considerations of imaging the chest, abdomen, upper limb, shoulder, lower limb, pelvis, and spine.
  9. Identify the radiographic criteria necessary to critique images of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, shoulder, lower limb, pelvis, and spine.
  10. Identify common pathology as demonstrated on radiographic images of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, shoulder, lower limb, pelvis, and spine.
  11. Identify alternative imaging modalities of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, shoulder, lower limb, pelvis, and spine.