Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
3 hours lecture.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 1/26/11

1. Description -
Specialized radiographic procedures related to magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography. Computer applications related to image capture, display, storage, and distribution. Sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, vertebral column, and extremities. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 52C.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. describe the basic MRI system components and explain how MRI images are produced.
  2. critique and evaluate MRI images for good diagnostic quality.
  3. differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy as it relates to MRI imaging.
  4. describe the basic CT system components and explain how CT images are produced.
  5. critique and evaluate CT images for good diagnostic quality.
  6. differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy as it relates to CT imaging.
  7. recognize normal sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, vertebral column, pelvis, and extremities.
  8. define and analyze radiographic terms related to specialized computed procedures.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Classroom with view boxes and multimedia equipment with Internet access.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Lec)
    1. History
    2. Patient Safety
    3. System Components
  2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Image Characteristics (Lec)
    1. MR Physics
    2. Scanning Protocols
  3. Related MRI Anatomy and Pathology (Lec)
  4. Computerized Tomography (Lec)
    1. History
    2. Principles of Operation
    3. System Components
  5. Computerized Tomography Image Characteristics (Lec)
    1. Reconstruction and Quality
    2. Clinical Procedures
  6. Related CT Anatomy and Pathology (Lec)
  7. Sectional Anatomy (Lec)
    1. Head & Neck
    2. Thorax
    3. Abdomen
    4. Pelvis
    5. Spine
    6. Extremities
  8. Computer Science (Lec)
    1. History
    2. Types
    3. Digital Fundamentals
    4. Terminology
    5. Components
    6. Operations
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Midterms, Final Examination.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Kelly, Lorrie. Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals. 2nd Edition. St. Louis Missouri: Mosby / Elsevier, 2007. ISBN 9780323020039

8. Disciplines -
Radiologic Technology.
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Group Activities.
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignment from course syllabus and textbook.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-20 16:59:26

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines