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Effective: Summer 2014
R T 51BFUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY II4 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: R T 51A.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Identify proper positioning of the shoulder, hip and pelvis, gastrointestinal tract, urinary and biliary system in order to create diagnostic images.
  • Evaluate images for anatomy related to shoulder, hip and pelvis, gastrointestinal tract, urinary system and biliary system for the purposes of providing diagnostic images.
Description -
Continuation of R T 51A; radiographic anatomy, positioning and procedures related to shoulder girdle, hip/pelvis, gastrointestinal tract, urinary system and biliary system. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. List and identify the anatomy of the shoulder girdle, hip/pelvis, abdomen, upper and lower gastrointestinal systems, biliary tract, and urinary system
  2. Describe the positioning used to visualize anatomic structures of the shoulder girdle, hip/pelvis, abdomen, upper and lower gastrointestinal systems, biliary tract, and urinary system
  3. Explain the radiographic procedures of the shoulder girdle, hip/pelvis, abdomen, upper and lower gastrointestinal systems, biliary tract, and urinary system
  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. Computer access/internet access for online Etudes component
  6. 3D Virtual Anatomy Applications
  7. Access to Digital Imaging Teaching File

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Anatomy (Lec, Lab)
    1. Shoulder/Scapula/Clavicle
    2. Hip/pelvis
    3. Abdomen
    4. Esophagus
    5. Upper GI series
    6. Small bowel series
    7. Barium enema
    8. Surgical Cholangiography
    9. ERCP
    10. Cystography
    11. Cystouragraphy
    12. Intravenous urography
    13. Retrograde pyelography
    14. Hystrosalpingography
    15. Myelogram
    16. Arthrogram
  2. Positioning (Lec, Lab)
    1. Shoulder/Scapula/Clavicle
    2. Hip/pelvis
    3. Abdomen
    4. Esophagus
    5. Upper GI series
    6. Small bowel series
    7. Barium enema
    8. Surgical Cholangiography
    9. ERCP
    10. Cystography
    11. Cystouragraphy
    12. Intravenous urography
    13. Retrograde pyelography
    14. Hystrosalpingography
    15. Myelogram
    16. Arthrogram
  3. Radiographic procedures (Lec)
    1. Contrast media
    2. Fluoroscopy
    3. Radiation protection
    4. Patient prep (pre and post)
    5. Room preparation
  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. Image Analysis component where application of material in lecture is utilized by evaluating digital radiographic images.