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Radiologic Technology Courses

1000
RTE

Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging

Prerequisite: RTE1111C. Corequisite: RTE1513. This course covers the organization and operation of a radiology department; radiologic topics include: x-ray equipment operation, historical aspects of radiography, department organizational structure, safety, radiation protection, imaging media and receptors, image processing techniques, basic exposure factors, and accreditation and professional development.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1111C
RTE

Introduction to Patient Care

$47.00 lab fee Prerequisite: Program Admission. Corequisite: RTE1503. An introduction to the principles and practices of patient care during radiographic examinations. Topics include medical ethics, medical legal issues, patient assessment & communication, patient care and safety, infection control, surgical asepsis, vital signs & oxygen administration, contrast media, pharmacology, electrocardiography, medical emergencies, trauma & mobile considerations, and the care of pediatric and geriatric patients.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 1
Lab hours: 1

1418
RTE

Principles of Radiographic Exposure I

Prerequisite: RTE1111C. The fundamentals of atomic structure, magnetism, electricity, and radiation physics as they relate to the principles of x-ray production will be presented. A study of factors that govern and influence the production of an image, image processing, image receptor systems. Technical factors of image quality including theory and application of exposure factors, intensifying screen, radiographic film, filtration, and beam limitation will be introduced and discussed through lecture.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1457
RTE

Principles of Radiographic Exposures II

Prerequisite: RTE1418. A continuation of RTE 1418 with emphasis on computerized and digital radiography principles and equipment operations, picture archiving and communication systems, digital receptors, image acquisition and analysis, quality assurance and maintenance issues. The course includes energized laboratory learning experiences to reinforce lecture content.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

1503
RTE

Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I

Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Corequisite: RTE1503L. This course is designed to prepare the student for practical experience in the clinical setting. Topics include basic anatomy and radiographic positioning of the human body in examination of the chest, abdomen, and upper extremities. Students will practice in a "hands on" lab following each lecture.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1503L
RTE

Radiographic Positioning and Procedures Lab I

Prerequisite: Program admission. Corequisite: RTE1503. Practical application of theory taught in RTE 1503 class. Students practice positioning techniques relating to radiography of the chest, extremities and abdomen.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

1513
RTE

Radiographic Positioning and Procedures II

Prerequisite: RTE1503. Corequisite: RTE1513L. This course is designed to prepare the student for practical experience in a clinical setting. Topics include basic anatomy and radiographic positioning of the human body in examination of the shoulder girdle, lower extremity, pelvic girdle, spine, and bony thorax. Students will practice in a "hands on" lab following each lecture.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1513L
RTE

Radiographic Positioning and Procedures Lab II

Prerequisite: RTE1503. Corequisite: RTE1513. The student will demonstrate in a laboratory setting basic anatomy, terminology, and radiographic positioning of the human body as it relates to radiographic examinations of the spine, ribs, bony thorax, lower extremities and shoulder girdle. Discussion includes trauma radiography along with the application of radiographic equipment and technical exposure factors for the exams presented.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

1523
RTE

Radiographic Positioning and Procedures III

Prerequisite: RTE1513L. Corequisite: RTE1523L. This course is designed to prepare the student for practical experience in the clinical setting. Topics include basic anatomy and radiographic positioning of the human body in examination of the head and upper and lower gastrointestinal systems. Special considerations for geriatric and pediatric patients will be discussed. Students will practice in a "hands on" lab following each lecture.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1523L
RTE

Radiographic Positioning and Procedures Lab III

Prerequisite: RTE1513. Corequisite: RTE1523. Practical application of theory taught in RTE 1523 class. Students practice positioning techniques relating to radiography. The student will demonstrate in a laboratory setting basic anatomy, terminology, and radiographic positioning of the human body as it relates to examination of the skull, cranial bones, facial bones and sinuses, the upper and lower gastrointestinal systems as well as the urinary system. Special considerations for and pediatric patients will be discussed. Students will practice in a "hand's on" lab following each lecture.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

1804
RTE

Clinical Education I

$117.00 lab fee Prerequisites: RTE1000, current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Hepatitis B vaccine or waiver, physical exam report on file in program office. Corequisite: RTE1111C. (144 total clinical hours). Observation and application of health care principles will be the focus of this clinical rotation. The student will spend time orienting to the medical facility, learning to understand the departmental process and procedures, and becoming familiar with the flow of the radiology department. The student will begin to apply the radiographic principles and skills taught in RTE1503 and will perform exams under direct and indirect supervision of a clinical instructor.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 9.6

1814
RTE

Clinical Education II

Prerequisite: RTE1804. (216 total clinical hours). Observation and application of the primary healthcare principles will be the focus of this clinical rotation. The student will begin to apply the radiographic principles and skills taught in RTE1503 and RTE1513 and will perform exams under direct and indirect supervision of a clinical instructor.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 14.4

1824
RTE

Clinical Education III

Prerequisites: RTE1814. (288 total clinical hours). Observation and application of the primary of healthcare principles will be the focus of this clinical rotation. The student will continue to build on the radiographic principles and skills taught in RTE1503 and RTE1513. In addition, the student will begin applying the principles taught in RTE1523 and will perform exams under direct and indirect supervision of a clinical instructor.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 19.2

2061
RTE

Radiography Seminar

Prerequisite: RTE2844. An in depth review of American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification in Radiologic Science. Emphasis is placed on patient care, radiation protection, equipment operation and maintenance, image production and evaluation, and overall radiographic procedure.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2385
RTE

Radiobiology and Radiation Protection

Prerequisite: RTE1111C. The student will study the interactions and effects of ionizing radiation on cells, tissues, and the human body. In addition, the student will learn the principles of radiation protection and the safety requirements of regulatory agencies related to radiography.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2563
RTE

Advanced Medical Imaging

This course prepares the student to perform advanced imaging procedures and introduces the student to advanced imaging modalities in computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, surgical radiography, mammography, bone densitometry, interventional vascular imaging, cardiovascular imaging and radiation therapy.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2584
RTE

Mammography

This course is offered to registered radiographers, in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and to radiography students currently enrolled in the radiography program. This course is designed to fulfill the 45 hours of mammography education required by the ARRT to be eligible to apply for the national certification in Mammography. The course covers the anatomy and pathologies of the breast identified through imaging, routine and special imaging projections of the breast to include proper exposure factors, radiation safety, and the components and procedures of a quality assurance program.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2762
RTE

Cross-Sectional Anatomy/Pathology I

Prerequisites: BSC2086, BSC2086L. Identification of normal and abnormal anatomic structures of the skull, neck, thorax, reproduction, central nervous, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal systems by the use of cross-sectional imaging modalities.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2782
RTE

Radiographic Pathology

Prerequisite: RTE1111. The objective of this course is to introduce the disease processes most frequently encountered in the radiology department. The etiology, pathogenesis, treatment, and resolution of each disease is discussed with an attempt to relate recent advances in these areas. Emphasis is placed on radiologic diagnosis and the relationship of the radiographic appearance of the disease to its anatomic, physiologic, and pathologic characteristics.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2834
RTE

Clinical Education IV

$67.00 lab fee Prerequisites: RTE1824. Observation and application of primary healthcare principles is the focus of this clinical rotation. The student will continue to build on the radiographic principles and skills taught in RTE 1503, RTE 1513, and RTE1523 and will perform exams under direct and indirect supervision of a clinical instructor.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 24

2844
RTE

Clinical Education V

Prerequisite: RTE2834. Observation and application of primary healthcare principles will be the focus of this clinical rotation. The student will continue to build on the radiographic principles and skills taught in RTE 1503C, RTE 1513C, and RTE 1523C and perform exams under direct and indirect supervision of a clinical instructor. In addition, the student will begin clinical rotations into the surgical suite and computed tomography.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 24

2854
RTE

Clinical Education VI

Prerequisite: RTE2844. Application of principles and performance of radiographic procedures will be the focus of this clinical rotation. Students will demonstrate a mastery of the basic skills necessary to perform a variety of radiographic procedures and perform exams under direct and indirect supervision of a clinical instructor. Students will also, on a rotational basis, begin clinical observation of advanced modalities to include CT, MRI, US, Interventional Vascular/Cardiovascular, Mammography Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 9.6

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