Radiographic Science (RS)

Courses

RS-201 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR RADIOGRAPHERS 2.00 Credits

This online course serves as an introduction to Medical Terminology. The emphasis will be on the word-building process, medical abbreviations and symbols, as well as terminology used for specific radiologic procedures and diagnostic reports. Pre-requisites: Admission to the Associate of Science in Radiography program and/or permission of the instructor.

RS-220 PATIENT CARE IN RADIOGRAPHY 2.00 Credits

Addresses principles and practices of patient care in the radiographic setting. Standards of patient care for the radiographer as a member of the health care interdisciplinary team in the hospital and clinic setting will be presented, with a focus on medical ethics and legal issues pertaining to the radiography setting. Students will demonstrate contrast media administration, patient preparation for radiographic examinations and safety awareness. Pre-requisite: Admission to the Associate of Science in Radiography program and/or permission of the instructor.

RS-221 RADIOGRAPHIC METHODS I 3.00 Credits

Core positioning practices in radiography. Simulated X-ray exams will be performed on upper and lower extremities, chest and abdomen. Phantom anatomical models may be imaged and film critique will be performed on each positioning protocol. There may be a few visits to local clinical sites to aid in understanding equipment descriptions, manipulations of locks and control panels, ext (time permitting). Pre-requisite: Admission to the Associate of Science in Radiography program and/or permission of the instructor.

RS-222 RADIOGRAPHIC METHODS II 3.00 Credits

This is a lecture/laboratory course of principles and practices of cranial radiography - including skull, facial bones, paranasal sinuses and mandible. Anatomy and positioning of the spinal cord will also be introduced. Techniques of patient care, positioning, technique, film critique, anatomy and pathology will be presented. Observations and practice will occur in the laboratory classroom.

RS-224 RADIOGRAPHIC PHYSICS 3.00 Credits

This course provides the radiographic student a general understanding of the physics necessary to create radiographic images. Grasp of this material will help the student to optimize radiographic images, or to correct suboptimal images. Digital radiographic principles and practice are incorporated throughout the course. Pre-requisites: Admission to the Radiographic Science program.

RS-240 QUALITY ASSURANCE AND TECHNICAL IMAGING 3.00 Credits

A technical overview of radiography to include the x-ray tube, tube rating charts, tube failure, x-ray physics, x-ray production, x-ray machine components, x-ray machine circuits, beam restriction devices, grids, geometric factors, fluoroscopy, x-ray technique, digital/computer imaging, and quality control criteria. Pre-requisite: Admission to the Associate of Science in Radiography program and/or permission of the instructor.

RS-242 CR/DR APPLICATIONS 1.00 Credit

Review the history of digital image acquisition as well as an introduction of Radiology Information Systems and their role in hospital information systems (HIS) and exploration of the importance of digital image communication in medicine (DICOM) in a radiology department. Pre-requisite: Admission to the Radiographic Science program.

RS-255 RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY 3.00 Credits

Basic principles of pathology and radiographic appearance of specific diseases. Selecting proper modalities related to disease processes, technical factors, and determination for retaking radiographs that might be acceptable under different circumstances. Co-requisites: RS 260 and RS 265.

RS-258 SPECIAL PROCEDURES I 2.00 Credits

This lab-based course focuses on the principles and practices of special procedures most commonly performed in our regional hospitals. Mobile radiography and trauma Imaging will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on fundamentals of assisting the Radiologist during fluoroscopic examinations. Pre-requisite: Admission to Radiographic Science program.

RS-261 APPLIED RADIOGRAPHY I 8.00 Credits

Core positioning practices in radiography demonstrated in the clinical environment. Student begins to obtain competencies for Chest, Abdomen, Upper extremity and Lower extremity radiographic examinations.

RS-265 SPECIAL PROCEDURES AND IMAGING MODALITIES 3.00 Credits

This internet-based course focuses on the principles and practices of special procedures and advanced imaging modalities. Mobile radiography and trauma imaging will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on fundamentals of Computed Tomography (fulfilling 2007 updated ASRT Guidelines). Techniques of tomography, myelography, angiography, and interventional radiography will be presented. An introduction to sonography, nuclear medicine, and digital radiography will also be given.

RS-290 DIRECTED STUDY IN RADIOGRAPHIC SCIENCE 1.00-3.00 Credits

RS-292 SPECIAL TOPIC IN RADIOGRAPHIC SCIENCE 1.00-12.00 Credits

RS-330 RADIOBIOLOGY 3.00 Credits

Review of cell structure and function, ionizing radiation induced cell damage, history of radiation disease research, and subsequent development of radiation protection guidelines. Co-requisite: RS 332.

RS-332 APPLIED RADIOGRAPHY IV 9.00 Credits

Core positioning practices in radiography demonstrated in the clinical environment. Continuation of RS 272 to include all needed competency exams required by the AART. Co-requisite: RS 330.

RS-355 REGISTRY REVIEW 2.00 Credits

This course provides an overview of radiographic terminology, anatomy, positioning, ethics, legal principles, technique, physics, radiobiology special procedures, quality assurance, patient care, and professionalism related to the performance of entry-level radiography in preparation for taking the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) Radiography (R) exam.

RS-358 SPECIAL PROCEDURES II 1.00 Credit

This hybrid course focuses on the principles and practices of special procedures and advanced imaging modalities. Topics include: the history and development of computed tomography (CT), and introduction to diagnostic ultrasound (US), bone densitometry, mammography, MRI, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine. Pre-requisite: RS 258.

RS-362 APPLIED RADIOGRAPHY II 10.00 Credits

Core positioning in radiography demonstrated in the clinical environment. Continuation of RS 261 to include all needed competency exams required by ARRT.

RS-363 APPLIED RADIOGRAPHY III 10.00 Credits

Core positioning practices in radiography demonstrated in the clinical environment. Continuation of 362 to include all needed competency exams by the ARRT.

RS-390 DIRECTED STUDY: RADIOGRAPHIC SCIENCE 1.00-3.00 Credits

RS-392 SPECIAL TOPIC: RADIOGRAPHIC SCIENCE 1.00-12.00 Credits

RS-460 PHARMACOLOGY FOR IMAGING PROFESSIONALS 2.00 Credits

RS 460 is a 2 credit course that explores the principles of the pharmaceuticals needed to perform today's medical imaging processes along with the indications and contraindications of each; the role the imaging professional plays; the optional routes to administer the products; the Pharmacokinetics coverage that describes how drugs are absorbed, metabolized, distributed, and eliminated; and lastly the emergency procedures in response to adverse reactions to contrast media. Pre-requisite: Admittance into the Associate of Science Radiographic Science program and Junior standing or permission from the instructor.

RS-499 SENIOR CAPSTONE: IMAGING ETHICS 3.00 Credits

RS 499 is a 4 credit course that explores professional ethics that must be maintained and adhered to in a diagnostic imaging department. Familiarity of professional and personal codes of ethics and understanding will be discovered through online discussion, case studies, and group work. This course prepares individuals to motivate health care professionals to function and operate their specific tasks at their best abilities and improve efficiency in health care facilities. Students will integrate theory and practice from the entire curriculum to explore ethical issues in Radiographic Science. Pre-requisite: Admittance into the Associate of Science Radiographic Science program and Junior standing or permission from the instructor.