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Effective: Summer 2014
R T 51AFUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY I4 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: R T 50.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Assess proper patient positioning of the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, in order to apply positioning skills in the clinical setting resulting in a diagnostic image.
  • Evaluate radiographs for anatomical structures in order to assess for proper positioning which will aid in the diagnosis of disease.
Description -
Medical and Radiographic terms. Basic positioning and anatomy related to chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Define medical terminology related to radiographic positioning and procedures.
  2. List and identify the anatomy of the chest, abdomen, and upper and lower extremity.
  3. Describe the positioning used to visualize anatomic structures of the chest, abdomen, and upper and lower extremity.
  4. Evaluate radiographic images and explain rational for each projection / procedure.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Multimedia classroom
  2. Anatomical phantoms and models
  3. Illuminators (viewboxes)
  4. Positioning aids
  5. 3D Virtual Anatomy Applications
  6. Access to the Digital Image Teaching File
  7. Computer access for online Etudes component

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Medical Terminology (Lec)
    1. General radiographic terms
    2. Body planes, sections, and lines
    3. Body surfaces and parts
    4. Radiographic projections
    5. Body positions
    6. Special projection terms
    7. Relationship terms
    8. Terms related to movements
    9. Misused positioning terms
  2. Anatomy (Lec)
    1. Chest
    2. Abdomen
    3. Upper extremities
    4. Lower extremities
  3. Positioning (Lec)
    1. Chest
    2. Abdomen
    3. Upper extremities
    4. Lower extremities
  4. Image evaluation (Lec, Lab)
    1. Anatomic structures shown
    2. Positioning and patient instructions
    3. Collimation and central ray
    4. Technical and exposure criteria
    5. Image markers and identifiers
    6. Related pathology
Methods of Evaluation -
Methods of evaluation may include, but are not limited to quizzes, midterms, and a comprehensive final examination for content, terminology and knowledge of subject matter. Evaluation of written image analysis for content, form, and application of critique methodology.
Representative Text(s) -
Bontranger, Kenneth L.Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy. 8th Edition. St. Louis Missouri: C.V. Mosby Company, 2013.
Bontranger, Kenneth L. ,Workbook and Laboratory Manual Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy. 8th Edition. St. Louis Missouri: C.V. Mosby Company, 2013. ISBN: 9780323083881

Disciplines -
Radiological Technology
 
Method of Instruction -
Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to lecture, discussion, cooperative learning exercises, and demonstration.
 
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Weekly reading assignments from text and syllabus for integration into clinical practice.
  2. Weekly written image analysis assignments. Students will evaluate assigned images using a prescribed methodology in order to apply critical thinking skills to material provided in lecture.