RAD 182 - Medical Imaging Technology III
3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Continuation of RAD 175 . Includes image intensification, digital fluoroscopy, special imaging procedures, quality control, other imaging modalities, and professional roles and behaviors.
Prerequisite(s): RAD 175LB , RAD 175 , and RAD 177LC .
Corequisite(s): RAD 180 , RAD 181 , RAD 181LB, RAD 183LC
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate proper operation of conventional and digital radiographic/fluoroscopic systems and correlated radiation safety and protection requirements.
- Describe the factors to ensure quality control in x-ray equipment and imaging systems.
- Describe the function and purpose of the following advanced modalities: Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Myelography, Arthrography, Angiography, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Sonography, Mammography, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Bone Densitometry (DEXA), and discuss their associated healthcare costs.
- Discuss and define pertinent laws and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) rules and code or ethics.
- Describe the evolution of medical ethics
- Describe the sources of personal values
- List the core values necessary in the health care environment
- Differentiate between the ARRT Code and Rules of Ethics
- Discuss the three aspects of patient consent
- List the sources of law
- Differentiate between civil and criminal law
- Define relevant legal doctrines
- Calculate an image intensifier’s brightness gain, and magnification factor
- Identify the factors that control the (1) brightness, (2) minification, and (3) magnification of the image.
- Describe the various types and applications of conventional recording devices.
- Identify and describe digital fluoroscopy and the differences between digital and analog fluoroscopy
- List the regulations for tube filtration, Fluoro timer, Source-skin distance, and lead equivalents
- Describe the parts of the digital imaging system and explain their functions
- Discuss the different types of digital fluoro receptors
- Describe the properties of a charge-couple device
- Understand the advantages of using a flat panel image receptor
- Compute pixel size and matrix size in digital fluoroscopy
- Describe the ways to test x-ray equipment for efficacy
- Describe image receptor artifacts and how they appear on a radiograph
- Describe software artifacts and how they appear on a radiograph
- Describe the difference between Interpolation and flat fielding
- Explain the different types of compression and when to use each one.
- Discuss the difference between lossy and lossless
- Describe the Purpose, Indications/Contraindications, Supplies, Type of contrast and amount, and Procedural Considerations for each of the following procedures
- Lumbar Puncture
26. List the basic principles / rules of sterile technique as it pertains to gowning, gloving, and maintaining a sterile field.
27. Describe the basic principles and medical application for each of the following medical imaging modalities, to include safety, patient prep and discharge instructions:
- Nuclear Medicine
- CT Scanning
- PET Scanning
- Bone Densitometry ( DEXA )
- Cath Lab
- Digital Subtraction Angiography/Specials
- Image Intensification
- Fundamental principles
- System components
- Application and operation
- Recording devices
- Digital Fluoroscopy
- Types of generators
- Radiographic technical factors
- Pulse progressive mode
- Special Imaging Procedures
- Quality Control
- Equipment components
- Image quality control and artifacts
- Other Imaging Modalities
- Computed tomography (CT) scanning
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
- Nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET)
- Angiographic and interventional procedures
- Radiation therapy
- Professional Roles and Behaviors
- Patient rights’
- Legal considerations
- Standards of ethics
Full Academic Year 2017/2018
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