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Effective: Summer 2011

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: R T 54B.
Advisory: Advisory: Not open to students with credit in R T 51D.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Determine proper exposure factors, patient care and anatomical positioning based on manifestations of pathological conditions related to respiratory, osseous, fractures, urinary, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, central nervous, hemopoietic and endocrine systems
  • Evaluate radiographic images of pathology of the respiratory, skeletal, urinary, gastrointestinal, central nervous, hemopoietic and endocrine systems in order to recognize the clinical manifestations while in the clinical setting.
Description -
Radiographic Pathology of the respiratory, osseous, fractures, urinary, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, central nervous, hemopoietic and endocrine systems, HSG's and associated pathologies. Intended for students in the Radiologic Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. define basic terms related to pathology.
  2. describe the basic manifestations of pathological conditions and their relevance to radiologic procedures.
  3. describe the various systemic classifications of disease in terms of etiology, types, common sites, complications and prognosis.
  4. describe the radiographic appearance of selected diseases.
  5. identify radiologic procedures and interventional techniques appropriate for diseases common to each body system.
  6. HSG procedure, anatomy of female reproductive system, terminology, and pathology associated with the female reproductive system.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Multimedia classroom, visualizer, viewboxes, internet access.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Definitions/Terminology (Lec)
    1. Pathology
    2. Disease
      1. Acute
      2. Chronic
    3. Pathogenesis
    4. Etiology
    5. Trauma
    6. Syndrome
  2. Manifestations of pathology and relevance to radiographic procedures(Lec)
    1. Causes of Disease (Process, Examples)(Lec)
      1. Pathological
      2. Traumatic
      3. Surgical
    2. Procedural considerations
      1. Technical considerations
      2. Patient considerations
  3. Disease classifications and examples associated with each(Lec)
    1. Hereditary conditions
    2. Degenerative
    3. Metabolic
    4. Neoplastic
    5. Traumatic
  4. Radiologic appearance of pathology (Lec)
    1. Skeletal and articular
    2. Muscular
    3. Gastrointestinal
    4. Hepatobiliary
    5. Respiratory
    6. Urinary
    7. Reproductive (female)
    8. Hematopoietic
    9. Endocrine
    10. Nervous
    11. Osseous
    12. Fractures
  5. Radiologic Procedures (Lec)
    1. Modality type
    2. Body system
  6. Disease process of the female reproductive system (Lec)
    1. Anatomy
    2. Pathology
    3. Procedures
      1. HSG
Methods of Evaluation -
Methods of evaluation may include, but are not limited to:
  1. Pathology assignment/presentation
  2. Weekly quizzes.
  3. Midterm.
  4. Comprehensive Final exam.
  5. Discussion participation.
Representative Text(s) -
Eisenberg, Ronald. Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology. 4th edition. St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby, 2007. ISBN: 978-0323036245

Disciplines -
Radiologic Technology.
Method of Instruction -
Method of instruction may include, but are not limited to lecture, discussion, cooperative learning exercises, and oral presentations.
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Research and planning of individual creative projects
  2. Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignments from text and outside sources.