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Effective: Summer 2014
R T 51CFUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY III4 Unit(s)

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

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Evaluate proper positioning of the vertebral column, skull, bony thorax, and sub-special radiographic procedures in order to produce diagnostic images in the clinical setting.
  • Analyzes anatomy related to vertebral column, skull, bony thorax, and sub-special radiographic procedures to assess images for proper positioning.
Description -
Continuation of R T 51B; radiographic anatomy, positioning and terminology, related to the skull, vertebral column, bony thorax, surgical, pediatric and trauma radiology. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. List and identify the anatomy of the vertebral column, skull, bony thorax
  2. Describe the positioning and radiographic procedures used to visualize anatomic structures of the vertebral column, skull, bony thorax
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of surgical radiographic procedures and equipment.
  4. Evaluate radiographic images and explain rational for each projection/ procedure.
  5. Describe the techniques and positioning for pediatric radiology.
  6. Describe the techniques and positioning for trauma radiology.
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)
    1. Cervical spine
    2. Thoracic spine
    3. Scoliosis series
    4. Lumbar spine
    5. Sacrum and coccyx
    6. Sacroiliac joints
    7. Skull
    8. Ribs
    9. Sternum
    10. Soft tissue neck
  2. Positioning (Lec)
    1. Cervical spine
    2. Thoracic spine
    3. Scoliosis series
    4. Lumbar spine
    5. Sacrum and coccyx
    6. Sacroiliac joints
    7. Skull
    8. Ribs
    9. Sternum
    10. Soft tissue neck
  3. Surgical radiographic procedures (Lec)
    1. Contrast media
    2. Fluoroscopy
    3. Radiation protection
    4. Patient prep (pre and post)
    5. Room preparation
    6. Equipment
    7. OR Personnel
    8. Sterile technique
  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
  5. Pediatric Radiology (Lec)
    1. Positioning techniques
    2. Communication
    3. Anatomy considerations
    4. Dose reduction/Image Gently
  6. Trauma Radiology (Lec)
    1. Positioning techniques
    2. Communication
    3. Anatomy considerations
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.