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RAD 105 Introduction to Radiology, Protection and Patient Care (2-3 credits)
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Radiography Program.

Presents brief history of radiologic profession, code of ethics, conduct for radiologic students, and basic fundamentals of radiation protection. Teaches the care and handling of the sick and injured patient in the radiology department. Introduces the use of contract media necessary in the investigation of the internal organs. Lecture 2-3 hours per week.

RAD 110 Imaging Equipment and Protections (3 credits)
Prerequisite: RAD 105 and RAD 245

Discusses the basic components of a radiographic unit, principles of x-ray production, principles of image receptors, automatic processing, film evaluation and concepts in radiation protection and radiobiology. Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 111 - 112 Radiologic Science I - II (4 credits/4 credits)
Prerequisites: RAD 105 and RAD 245

Teaches concepts of radiation, radiography physics, fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, electricity and magnetism, and application of these principles to radiography. Focus on x-ray production, emission, and x-ray interaction with matter. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hour, Total 6 hours per week.

RAD 121 Radiographic Procedures I (4 credits)
Prerequisites: RAD 105 and RAD 245
Introduces procedures for positioning the patient’s anatomical structures relative to x-ray beam and image receptor. Emphasizes procedures for routine examination of the chest, abdomen, extremities, and axial skeleton. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 6 hours per week.

RAD 195 Topics in Pharmacology for Technologist (1-5 credits)
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

RAD 196 On-Site Training Clinical Internship in Computed Tomography (1-5 credits)
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

RAD 205 Radiation Protection and Radiobiology (3 credits)
Prerequisites: RAD 110, RAD 112 and RAD 121-221

Studies methods and devices used for protection from ionizing radiation. Teaches theories of biological effects, cell and organism sensitivity, and the somatic and genetic effects of ionizing radiation. Presents current radiation protection philosophy for protecting the patient and technologist. Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 215 Correlated Radiographic Theory (2 credits)
Prerequisites: RAD 110, RAD 112 and RAD 121-221
Presents intensive correlation of all major radiologic technology subject areas. Studies interrelationships of biology, physics, principles of exposure, radiologic procedures, patient care, and radiation protection. Lecture 2 hours per week.

RAD 221 Radiographic Procedures II (4 credits)
Prerequisites: RAD 110 and RAD 121
Continues procedures for positioning the patient’s anatomical structures relative to x-ray beam and image receptor. Emphasizes procedures for routine examination of the skull, contrast studies of internal organs, and special procedures employed in the more complicated investigation of the human body. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 6 hours per week.

RAD 225 Specialized Patient Care Procedure ( 2 credits)
Prerequisites: RAD 110, RAD 112 and RAD 121-221
Focuses on specific nursing procedures associated with routine and emergency conditions encountered in the performance of radiographic examinations. Teaches medication preparation and administration principles. Lecture 2 hours per week.

RAD 240 Radiographic Pathology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BIO 141-142 and RAD 121-221
Presents a survey of common medical and surgical disorders that affect radiographic image. Discusses conditions related to different systems of the human body. Studies the correlation of these conditions with radiographs. Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 242 Computed Tomography Procedures and Instrumentation (2 credits)
Prerequisite: AART or eligible
Focuses on the patient care, imaging procedure and physics and instrumentation related to computed tomography imaging. Lecture 2 hours per week.

RAD 245 Radiologic Specialties ( 1- 2 credits)
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Radiography Program
Introduces the study of treatment of disease as it relates to various imaging modalities, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Introduces computers and other innovations in radiology. Emphasizes theory, principle of operation, and clinical application of these topics. Lecture 1-2 hours per week.

RAD 246 Special Procedures ( 1- 2 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 141-142 and RAD 121-221
Studies special radiographic and surgical procedures and equipment employed in the more complicated investigation of internal conditions of the human body. Lecture 1-2 hours per week.

RAD 247 Cross-Sectional Anatomy ( 3 credits)
Prerequisites: ARRT or eligible, BIO 141-142 and RAD 121-221
Presents a specialized study of cross-sectional anatomy relevant to sectional imaging modalities such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 255 Radiographic Equipment ( 3 credits)
Prerequisites: ARRT or eligible, BIO 141-142 and RAD 121-221
Studies principles and operation of general and specialized X-ray equipment. Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 256 Radiographic Film Evaluation ( 3 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 141, 142, RAD 111, 112, 121, 221.
Presents a concentrated study and practical evaluation of radiographic quality and disease affects on radiographs. Focuses on technical factors, procedural factors, equipment malfunctions, and other difficulties associated with radiographs. Lecture 3 hours per week.

RAD 295 Topics In CT Registry Preparation (1-5 credits)
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
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