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RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (RAD)
 
Enrollment in 100, 200 and 300 level courses requires admission to the professional component of the certificate program. Enrollment in 400 level courses requires admission to the Radiologic Sciences Degree Program.
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
 
RAD 101 Principles of Radiographic Exposure 4 cr
A beginning study of the principles involved in image formation including radiographic films, film processing, and exposure factors affecting film quality.
 
RAD 104 Patient Care and Ethics Pertinent to Radiology 3 cr
This course is designed to give the student basic knowledge concerning patient care and ethical situations with which the radiologic technologist must be familiar. Class time is allotted for the student to practice certain techniques pertinent to obtaining vital signs, handling of patients, sterile technique, tray setup, first-aid measures, and general operating room and bedside radiography procedures.
 
RAD 107 Clinical Education I 1 cr
Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student additional clinical experience in RAD 101 and 104.
 
RAD 108 Clinical Education II 1 cr
Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to apply those positioning techniques within a clinical setting as presented in RAD 131.
 
RAD 109 Clinical Education III 4 cr
Hospital-based laboratory experience allowing the student increased responsibility in those areas covered in RAD 131 and 215, as well as bedside radiography.
 
RAD 131 Radiography of the Osseous System I 4 cr
This course includes the demonstration and practice in positioning and phantom radiography of the chest, general abdomino-pelvic viscera, and the upper and lower extremities to include shoulder and pelvic girdles. Special fee.
 
RAD 201 Radiography of the Osseous System II 6 cr
A continuation of RAD 131 to include the axial skeleton, sternum, sternoclavicular joints and introductory topics relating to special radiographic procedures. Special fee.
 
RAD 204 Clinical Education IV 4 cr
Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to obtain clinical experience in those areas presented in RAD 201 and 215.
 
RAD 215 Radiographic Contrast Media 4 cr
A detailed study of contrast media, preparation and administration, radiographic positions, technique, and anatomy and physiology of the organs studied.
 
RAD 218 Radiologic Physics 4 cr
A study of the fundamentals of magnetism, basic electricity, x-ray machine circuitry, x-ray protection, and radiation physics, to give the student a basic understanding of the principles underlying the production of x-rays and their interaction with matter.
 
RAD 265 Radiation Biology 2 cr
A study of health physics and methods used to reduce exposure to personnel and patients in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology. The biological effects of ionizing radiation are stressed along with applied mathematical principles.
 
RAD 305 Clinical Education V 4 cr
Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to gain additional clinical experience in RAD 201 and 215.
 
RAD 306 Clinical Education VI 5 cr
Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to gain increased clinical experience in RAD 324 as well as in general radiographic procedures.
 
RAD 311 Survey of Pathology 4 cr
A general survey of diseases designed to acquaint the student with certain changes that occur in disease and their application to radiologic sciences.
 
RAD 320 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 2 cr
A study of cross-sectional anatomy as imaged in MRI and CT imaging.
 
RAD 324 Diagnostic Imaging 6 cr
A study of the principles and clinical applications of image intensification, vascular radiography, computerized tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.
 
RAD 335 Pediatric and Geriatric Radiography 2 cr
A detailed study of the specialized equipment and accessories used in the handling of children and the elderly within the department of radiology.
 
RAD 337 Image Analysis 5 cr
Student radiographs taken during the clinical periods will be viewed and critiqued within the classroom.
 
RAD 394 Directed Independent Study in Radiography - W 2 cr
A comprehensive Registry Review to include written assignments and a presentation.
 

DEGREE PROGRAM

 
RAD 401 Vascular Radiography I 5 cr
Advanced practice in, and in-depth study of, the principles of vascular radiography.
 
RAD 402 Vascular Radiography II - W 5 cr
Continuation of RAD 401 with increased focus on digital radiography, peripheral and interventional radiography.
 
RAD 405 Computerized Tomography I 5 cr
Advanced practice in, and in-depth study of, computerized tomography.
 
RAD 406 Computerized Tomography II - W 5 cr
Continuation of RAD 405 with increased emphasis on 3-dimensional imaging reconstruction, biopsies and advanced CT techniques.
 
RAD 409 Magnetic Resonance Imaging I 5 cr
An in-depth study of the principles and clinical applications of MRI.
 
RAD 410 Magnetic Resonance Imaging II - W 5 cr
Continuation of RAD 409 with additional emphasis on instrumentation, abdominal and extremity joint procedures, and MRI angiography.
 
RAD 413 Mammography I 5 cr
Advanced practice and in-depth study of breast imaging techniques.
 
RAD 414 Mammography II - W 5 cr
Continuation of RAD 413 to include needle biopsy and needle localization procedures, and emphasis on quality assurance and image processing.
 
 
RAD 417 Ultrasound Anatomy and 3 cr
  Scanning Techniques: Abdomen  
This course is designed to provide the student with anatomy, pathology and scanning techniques of the abdomen and retroperitoneum. It includes clinical and laboratory demonstrations. Special Fee.
 
RAD 418 Ultrasound Anatomy and 3 cr
  Scanning Techniques: OB/GYN - W  
This course is a continuation of RAD 417 and is designed to provide the student with anatomy, pathology and scanning techniques of obstetrics and gynecology. It includes clinical and laboratory demonstrations. Special Fee.
 
RAD 419 Ultrasound Anatomy and Scanning Techniques: 3 cr
  Superficial Structures and Pediatrics  
This course is a continuation of RAD 418 and is designed to provide the student with anatomy, pathology and scanning techniques of superficial structures and pediatrics. It includes clinical and laboratory demonstrations. Special Fee.
 
RAD 421 Ultrasound Physics 3 cr
A course designed to provide the student with the basics of ultrasound physics and instrumentation.
 
RAD 423 Ultrasound Clinical Education I 4 cr
Hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to gain clinical experience in ultrasound procedures, with emphasis on abdominal exams.
 
RAD 424 Ultrasound Clinical Education II 4 cr
A continuation of RAD 423, hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to gain clinical experience in ultrasound procedures, with emphasis on OB/GYN exams.
 
RAD 425 Ultrasound Clinical Education III 4 cr
A continuation of RAD 424, hospital-based laboratory allowing the student to gain clinical experience in ultrasound procedures, with emphasis on superficial structures and pediatrics.
 
RAD 427 Procedural Guidelines in Ultrasound - W 1 cr
This course is designed to review the guidelines for ultrasound exams, ethics in ultrasound, and preparation for the registry exam. Assigned student papers and oral presentations addressing ultrasound topics are required.
 
RAD 430 Image Quality Control 3 cr
A course designed to provide advanced practice and study of the clinical applications of image quality control. Special fee.
 
RAD 432 Radiology Management Practicum 3 cr
A course designed to provide on-site rotations with radiology administrative directors.
 
RAD 433 Radiology Education Practicum 3 cr
A course designed to provide students with experience in writing lesson plans, syllabi development, and laboratory and classroom instructional experience.
 
RAD 440 Radiology Department Management 3 cr
A course designed to provide instruction in budget preparation, personnel considerations, equipment purchasing and related maintenance, departmental design, and other duties and responsibilities of radiology administrators.
 
RAD 441 Clinical Education I 3 cr
Clinical experience in patient positioning, construction of immobilization and treatment devices, patient care management, simulation, documentation, delivery of radiation treatments, and radiation protection.
 
RAD 442 Clinical Education II 4 cr
Clinical experience in patient positioning, construction of immobilization and treatment devices, patient care management, simulation, documentation, delivery of radiation treatments, dosimetry and treatment planning, and radiation protection.
 
RAD 443 Clinical Education III 5 cr
Clinical experience in patient positioning, construction of immobilization and treatment devices, patient care management, simulation, documentation, delivery of radiation treatments, quality control activities, machine warm-up, dosimetry and treatment planning, and radiation protection.
 
RAD 444 Clinical Education IV 6 cr
Clinical experience in patient positioning, construction of immobilization and treatment devices, patient care management, simulation, documentation, delivery of radiation treatments, quality control activities, machine warm-up, dosimetry and treatment planning, and radiation protection.
 
RAD 446 Orientation to Radiation Oncology 3 cr
Examines the field of Radiation Oncology to include terminology, concepts of diagnosis and treatment, orientation to equipment and procedures, and the role of the radiation therapist. Ethical, legal, and quality assurance concerns will also be discussed.
 
RAD 448 Radiation Biology and Radiation Physics 3 cr
A detailed study of the principles of cell response to radiation and radiation protection for the patient, health-care worker, and public. Processes in radiation production, interactions, detection, and measurement, units, calibration, are presented. Routine and emergency protection procedures for radiation-producing devices and radioactive sources are emphasized. Includes discussions on quality assurance methods, treatment unit calibration, dose monitoring, and beam verification.
 
RAD 450 Patient Care in Radiation Oncology 2 cr
Fundamentals of oncology patient care with emphasis on physical and psycho-social needs assessment, treatment and disease side-effect management, nutritional care, and pain management.
 
RAD 452 Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology I 3 cr
A study of techniques used for simulation and treatment delivery. Includes general and site-specific instruction, with attention given to technical details aimed at optimizing the dose delivery planned during simulation and accomplished during treatment. Site-specific topics will include lung, brain, breast, pelvis, head and neck. Palliative treatment techniques will also be examined. Time will be dedicated to demonstration of techniques.
 
RAD 453 Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology II 3 cr
A continuation of course one. Site-specific topics will include those not covered during first course, pediatric cancers, and special procedures in Radiation Oncology. Time will be dedicated to demonstration of techniques.
 
RAD 455 Clinical Dosimetry I 3 cr
Concepts of clinical dosimetry and treatment planning include dose calculations and computer planning techniques. Tumor localization, dose calculations, beam and isodose characteristics, and single- and multiple-beam treatment planning will be discussed.
 
RAD 456 Clinical Dosimetry II 3 cr
Advance concepts of clinical dosimetry and treatment planning including dose calculations and computer planning techniques. Students will further develop tumor localization, dose calculation, complex computer treatment planning, and clinical dosimetry skills.
 
RAD 458 Cancer Management in Radiation Oncology (W) 4 cr
An in-depth study of the principles of clinical radiation oncology to include etiology, diagnosis, pathology, staging, spread patterns, treatment options, adjuvant therapies, side effects, and outcomes by site or disease category. Students are required to report on current literature throughout the course.
 
RAD 499 Senior Honors Project (H, W) 3-6 cr

Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project relevant to the field of Radiologic Sciences study that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty members chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition and may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair and completion of an approved project prospectus.

 

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