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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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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
  1. Demonstrate proper operation of conventional and digital radiographic/fluoroscopic systems and correlated radiation safety and protection requirements. 
  2. Describe the factors to ensure quality control in x-ray equipment and imaging systems.  
  3. 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.  
  4. Discuss and define pertinent laws and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) rules and code or ethics.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Describe the evolution of medical ethics
  2. Describe the sources of personal values
  3. List the core values necessary in the health care environment
  4. Differentiate between the ARRT Code and Rules of Ethics
  5. Discuss the three aspects of patient consent
  6. List the sources of law
  7. Differentiate between civil and criminal law
  8. Define relevant legal doctrines
  9. Calculate an image intensifier’s brightness gain, and magnification factor
  10. Identify the factors that control the (1) brightness, (2) minification, and (3) magnification of the image.
  11. Describe the various types and applications of conventional recording devices.
  12. Identify and describe digital fluoroscopy and the differences between digital and analog fluoroscopy
  13. List the regulations for tube filtration, Fluoro timer, Source-skin distance, and lead equivalents
  14. Describe the parts of the digital imaging system and explain their functions
  15. Discuss the different types of digital fluoro receptors
  16. Describe the properties of a charge-couple device
  17. Understand the advantages of using a flat panel image receptor
  18. Compute pixel size and matrix size in digital fluoroscopy
  19. Describe the ways to test x-ray equipment for efficacy
  20. Describe image receptor artifacts and how they appear on a radiograph
  21. Describe software artifacts and how they appear on a radiograph
  22. Describe the difference between Interpolation and flat fielding
  23. Explain the different types of compression and when to use each one.
  24. Discuss the difference between lossy and lossless
  25. Describe the Purpose, Indications/Contraindications, Supplies, Type of contrast and amount, and Procedural Considerations for each of the following procedures     
    1. Arthrography
    2. Myelography
    3. Lumbar Puncture
    4. Hystersalpingiogram

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:

  1. Nuclear Medicine
  2. Ultrasound
  3. CT Scanning
  4. MRI
  5. PET Scanning
  6. Bone Densitometry ( DEXA )
  7. Mammography
  8. Cath Lab
  9. Digital Subtraction Angiography/Specials

  1. Image Intensification
    1. Fundamental principles
    2. System components
    3. Application and operation
    4. Recording devices
  2. Digital Fluoroscopy
    1. Types of generators
    2. Radiographic technical factors
    3. Pulse progressive mode
  3. Special Imaging Procedures
    1. Arthrography
    2. Myelography
    3. Hysterosalpingography
    4. Biopsy
  4. Quality Control
    1. Equipment components
    2. Image quality control and artifacts
  5. Other Imaging Modalities
    1. Computed tomography (CT) scanning
    2. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
    3. Nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET)
    4. Ultrasound
    5. Angiographic and interventional procedures
    6. Radiation therapy
  6. Professional Roles and Behaviors
    1. Patient rights’
    2. Legal considerations
    3. Standards of ethics

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/2018

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