Undergraduate Bulletin
Document Number 4.04.12

Return to Radiography

[1] Courses in Radiography (RADG)

2110 INTRODUCTION TO RADIOGRAPHY Structure, policies, and procedures of the school, radiology department, and hospital. Brief history of medicine and radiology. Professional organizations, licensure, and career opportunities. Basic principles of radiation protection are introduced.

2111 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY The language of medicine. Word-building system of medical terminology: prefixes, suffixes, and root or stem words relating to the body and its systems. Terms, abbreviations, and symbols especially pertinent to radiology with emphasis on understanding the meaning of such words and their proper uses.

2112 IMAGE PROCESSING Knowledge of processing chemistry, the various systems of automatic processors and the radiographic film characteristics. Design and structure of the processing room and appropriate accessories are discussed. The causes of, and methods of eliminating, artifacts on film are learned as well as means of silver reclamation.

2113 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES I Radiographic positioning of the anatomic structures and organs of the body are correlated with human structure and function. Special or supplementary radiographic views, studies using contrast media, special procedures, and pediatric radiography are studied.

2114 MEDICAL ETHICS AND LAW Moral, legal, and professional responsibilities of the radiologic technologist are studied. Emphasis is placed on confidentiality and interpersonal relations with patients and other health care team members.

2115 CLINICAL EDUCATION I Clinical practice experiences and competencies are evaluated. The course is designed to allow the student to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of radiologic procedures. Through structured sequential competency based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated. Clinical practice experience is designed to give the student the ability to provide excellent patient care and assessment, competent performance of radiologic imaging and total quality management. Levels of competency and outcomes measurement ensure the well-being of the patient preparatory to, during and following the radiologic procedure.

2120 PATIENT CARE IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES Concepts of care of the patient in radiology including both physical and psychological conditions. General nursing procedures, patient preparation for radiographic procedures, the basic forms of contrast media and the precautions for administering them, and emergency care. Preparation to deal with patients in a manner that does not add further discomfort or injury nor hinder recovery. Competency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and IV therapy are obtained in this course.

2121 IMAGE ANALYSIS I Content is designed to provide a basis for analyzing radiographic images, including the importance of minimum imaging standards, discussion of a problem-solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect image quality. Actual images will be included for analysis.

2130 IMAGE ANALYSIS II Continuation of RADG 2121.

2223 DIGITAL/FILM IMAGE ACQUISITION AND DISPLAY I Content is designed to impart an understanding of the components, principles and operation of digital imaging and film based imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images within a digital system assist students to bridge between film-based and digital imaging systems. Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance are presented.

2224 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES II Continuation of RADG 2213.



2233 RADIATION PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERISTICS I General theories of physics at atomic and subatomic levels, electrostatics, and electronics related to radiographic practice, x-ray tubes and transformers, circuits, and equipment. The production of x-radiation, its properties, measurements, and interaction with matter.

2420 CLINICAL EDUCATION II Continuation of RADG 2115.

2530 CLINICAL EDUCATION III Continuation of 2420.

3140 PRINCIPLES OF RADIATION BIOLOGY Effects of ionizing radiations on living tissues. Included are discussions on relative sensitivity and resistance of organ systems, cellular and systemic response to radiation, and in-utero response to radiation. Acute and late effects of radiation.

3141 PRINCIPLES OF RADIATION PROTECTION Interactions of radiation with matter, its biological effects, and the need for protection. Methods for minimizing exposure to patients, maximum permissible dose equivalents, personnel monitoring, shielding, and methods of measuring ionizing radiation.

3142 IMAGE ANALYSIS III Continuation of RADG 2130.

3144 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES IV Continuation of RADG 2232.

3150 IMAGE ANALYSIS IV Continuation of RADG 3142.

3151 RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES V Continuation of RADG 3144.


3250 IMAGING EQUIPMENT Introduces the student to various methods of recording images, fundamentals of maintenance and relates principles of diagnostic imaging to the process of image production and the specific equipment it requires. Includes image intensification, magnification, tomography and digital. The student is acquainted with advanced imaging techniques, including Computed Tomography, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

3340 CLINICAL EDUCATION IV Continuation of RADG 2530.

3851 CLINICAL EDUCATION V Continuation of RADG 3340.

4162 RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY Concepts of disease. Trauma/physical injury, the systemic classifications of disease, and repair and replacement of tissue.

4164 INTRODUCTION TO QUALITY ASSURANCE Evaluation of radiographic systems to assure consistency in the production of quality images. Regulations governing quality assurance and the techniques, equipment, and procedures for attaining it.

4261 SENIOR SEMINARS Review session in those courses deemed critical for the registry examination. Students are also given simulated registry examinations to aid in the preparation and familiarization with conditions under which the registry is given. Computer literacy is also covered during this time.

4760 CLINICAL EDUCATION VI Continuation of RADG 3851.