Radiography (526)

526-149 -  Radiographic Procedures 1  

Prepares Radiography students to perform routine radiologic procedures on various parts of the body including the upper body, hip, pelvis and ankle. Students apply knowledge of human anatomy to position the patient correctly to achieve the desired result. (Prerequisites: 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology; admission to the Radiography program)

5 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
526-158 -  Introduction to Radiography  

Introduces students to the role of radiography in healthcare. Students apply medical terminology, legal and ethical considerations to patient care and pharmacology in the radiologic sciences. (Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 890-101 College 101. Admission to the Radiography program; health requirements; criminal background check)

3 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
526-159 -  Radiographic Imaging  

Introduces Radiography students to the process and components of analog imaging. Students determine the factors that affect image quality including contrast, density, detail, and distortion. (Prerequisite: Admission to the Radiography program)

3 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
526-168 -  Radiography Clinical 1  

This beginning-level clinical course prepares radiography students to perform radiologic procedures on patients with extensive supervision and direction. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of radiographs in a healthcare setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. An emphasis of the course is the development of communication and critical thinking skills appropriate to the clinical setting. (Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiography program; health requirements; criminal background check)

2 Credit hours  
144 Other hours  
526-174 -  ARRT Certification Seminar  

Provides preparation for the national certification examination prepared by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Emphasis is placed on the weak areas of the individual students. Simulated registry examinations are utilized. (Corequisite: 526-198 Radiography Clinical 6)

2 Credit hours  
36 Lecture hours  
526-189 -  Radiographic Pathology  

Prepares Radiography students to determine the basic radiographic manifestations of pathological conditions. Students classify trauma related to site, complications and prognosis and locate the radiographic appearance of pathologies. (Prerequisites: 526-194 Imaging Equipment Operation; 526-195 Radiographic Image Analysis; 526-199 Radiography Clinical 4. Corequisites: 526-190 Radiography Clinical 5; 526-197 Radiation Protection and Biology; 526-231 Imaging Modalities)

1 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
526-190 -  Radiography Clinical 5  

This fifth-level clinical course prepares Radiography students to perform radiologic procedures on patients with some supervision. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of radiographs in a healthcare setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. Students are encouraged to demonstrate independent judgment in the performance of clinical competencies. (Prerequisites: 526-194 Imaging Equipment Operation; 526-195 Radiographic Image Analysis; 526-199 Radiography Clinical 4; health requirements; criminal background check. Corequisites: 526-189 Radiographic Pathology; 526-197 Radiation Protection and Biology; 526-231 Imaging Modalities)

2 Credit hours  
432 Other hours  
526-191 -  Radiographic Procedures 2  

Prepares Radiography students to perform routine radiologic procedures on various parts of the body including the skull and spine. Students apply knowledge of human anatomy to position the patient correctly to achieve the desired result. (Prerequisites: 526-149 Radiographic Procedures 1; 526-158 Introduction to Radiography; 526-159 Radiographic Imaging; 526-168 Radiography Clinical 1. Corequisites: 526-192 Radiography Clinical 2; 526-230 Advanced Radiographic Imaging)

5 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
72 Lab hours  
526-192 -  Radiography Clinical 2  

This second-level clinical course prepares Radiography students to perform radiologic procedures on patients with extensive supervision and direction. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of radiographs in a healthcare setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. An emphasis of the course is the development of communication and critical thinking skills appropriate to the clinical setting. (Prerequisites: 526-149 Radiographic Procedures 1; 526-158 Introduction to Radiography; 526-159 Radiographic Imaging; 526-168 Radiography Clinical Practice 1; health requirements; criminal background check. Corequisites: 526-191 Radiographic Procedures 2; 526-230 Advanced Radiographic Imaging)

3 Credit hours  
360 Other hours  
526-193 -  Radiography Clinical 3  

This third-level clinical course prepares Radiography students to perform radiologic procedures on patients with supervision and direction. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of radiographs in a healthcare setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. An emphasis of the course is the demonstration of communication and critical thinking skills appropriate to the clinical setting. (Prerequisites: 526-191 Radiographic Procedures 2; 526-192 Radiography Clinical 2; 526-230 Advanced Radiographic Imaging; health requirements; criminal background check)

3 Credit hours  
216 Other hours  
526-194 -  Imaging Equipment Operation  

Introduces Radiography students to the principles and application of x-ray technology. Students analyze how x-rays are produced and determine the corrective actions necessary for common equipment malfunctions. (Prerequisite: 526-193 Radiography Clinical 3. Corequisites: 526-195 Radiographic Image Analysis; 526-199 Radiography Clinical Practice 4)

3 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
526-195 -  Radiographic Image Analysis  

Prepares Radiography students to analyze radiographic images for quality. Students apply quality control tests to determine the cause of image problems including equipment malfunctions and procedural errors. (Prerequisite: 526-193 Radiography Clinical Practice 3. Corequisites: 526-194 Imaging Equipment Operation; 526-199 Radiography Clinical 4)

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
526-197 -  Radiation Protection & Biology  

Prepares Radiography students to protect themselves and others from exposure to radioactivity. Students examine the characteristics of radiation and how radiation affects cell biology. Students apply standards and guidelines for radiation exposure. (Prerequisites: 526-194 Imaging Equipment Operation; 526-195 Radiographic Image Analysis; 526-199 Radiography Clinical 4. Corequisites: 526-189 Radiographic Pathology; 526-190 Radiography Clinical 5; 526-231 Imaging Modalities)

3 Credit hours  
54 Lecture hours  
526-198 -  Radiography Clinical 6  

This final clinical course requires students to integrate and apply all knowledge learned in previous courses to the production of high-quality images in the clinical setting. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of images in a healthcare setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. Students are encouraged to demonstrate independent judgment in the performance of clinical competencies. (Prerequisites: 526-189 Radiographic Pathology; 526-190 Radiography Clinical 5; 526-197 Radiation Protection and Biology; health requirements; criminal background check. Corequisite: 526-174 ARRT Certification Seminar)

2 Credit hours  
144 Other hours  
526-199 -  Radiography Clinical 4  

This fourth-level clinical course prepares Radiography students to perform radiologic procedures on patients with supervision and direction. Students apply radiation protection and standard precautions in the production of radiographs in a healthcare setting while adhering to legal and ethical guidelines. Students are encouraged to demonstrate independent judgment in the performance of clinical competencies. (Prerequisite: 526-193 Radiography Clinical 3. Corequisites: 526-194 Imaging Equipment Operation; 526-195 Radiographic Image Analysis; health requirements; criminal background check)

3 Credit hours  
360 Other hours  
526-230 -  Advanced Radiographic Imaging  

Explores the factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval. Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images within digital systems are discussed. Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented. (Prerequisites: 526-149 Radiographic Procedures 1; 526-158 Introduction to Radiography; 526-159 Radiographic Imaging; 526-168 Radiography Clinical 1. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 103-159 Computer Literacy – Microsoft Office. Corequisites: 526-191 Radiographic Procedures 2; 526-192 Radiography Clinical 2)

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours  
526-231 -  Imaging Modalities  

Introduces radiography students to imaging modalities with an emphasis in computed tomography and cross-sectional anatomy. (Prerequisites: 526-194 Imaging Equipment Operation; 526-195 Radiographic Image Analysis; 526-199 Radiography Clinical 4. Corequisites: 526-189 Radiographic Pathology; 526-190 Radiography Clinical 5; 526-197 Radiation Protection and Biology)

2 Credit hours  
18 Lecture hours  
36 Lab hours