Radiologic Technology

A Radiologic Technologist is an allied health professional who is qualified to use x-rays to produce diagnostic images of the human body.

As a student, you will learn how to perform:

  • diagnostic x-ray procedures
  • Computerized Axial Tomography (CT or CAT scan)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

You will also:

  • administer contrast media to visualize the gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary system and vascular system
  • assist the radiologist during specialized procedures such as myelography, angiography and other interventional exams.
Earn an Associate Degree, Certificate or take a Course or two

Degree Programs

Courses


RAD*H112
Orientation to Radiology
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: Admission into the program. This course provides an orientation to radiology, basic radiation protection, ethics, medical terminology, communication, and patient care.

RAD*H113
Rad. Physics / Radiographic Quality I
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: RAD*H112 & H197. The course content includes the production of x-rays, the x-ray circuit, radiographic equipment, and the interaction of x-rays with matter. Once learned, the student will utilize the preceding content, applying it to how the x-ray produces the image. The subject material includes introductory principles of radiographic quality, radiographic film, intensifying screens, film processing, setting technical factors, and performing technical conversions.

RAD*H114
Contrast Media Procedures & Radiographic Quality II
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: RAD*H113 & H198. The course content is divided between two main topics. The first half of the summer session will cover radiologic procedures involving the use of contrast media. Also discussed will be the hazards, complications, and risk factors of contrast media. The second half of the session is a continuation of Radiographic Quality I. Topics include image formation, technical conversions and critiquing the radiograph.

RAD*H200
Radiologic Physics & Diagnostic Imaging Modalities
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: RAD*H114& H199 This course provides the student with advanced study of fluoroscopy, physics, computed radiography, digital radiography, digital fluoroscopy, and quality assurance/quality control techniques used to evaluate radiographic imaging equipment

RAD*H215
Radiographic Pathology
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: RAD*H200, H222, & H297 This course provides an overview of pathological conditions that are demonstrated with diagnostic imaging. Lecture material will include the cause and treatment of the disease. Pediatric radiology is also presented.

RAD*H217
Seminar in Radiology
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: RAD*H215 & H298. A case study approach provides a comprehensive investigation of patient care, emphasizing radiologic procedures.

RAD*H197
Clinical Practice I (fall)
2 cr. Credits

Clinical Post conference focuses on orientation to radiology, positioning of chest, abdomen, and extremities.

RAD*H198
Clinical Practice II (spring)
2 cr. Credits

Clinical Post conference focuses on positioning of the pelvic girdle, hip, vertebral column & trauma radiography.

RAD*H199
Clinical Practice III (summer)
2 cr. Credits

RAD*H297
Clinical Practice IV (fall)
3 cr. Credits

Clinical Post conference focuses on positioning of skull and cross sectional anatomy.

RAD*H298
Clinical Practice V (spring)
3 cr. Credits

Clinical Post conference focuses on cross sectional anatomy, CT & MRI physics.

RAD*H299
Clinical Practice VI (summer)
2 cr. Credits

RAD*H222
Radiobiology & Protection
3 cr. Credits

Prerequisite: RAD*H114& H199. Topics include Radiobiology, health physics, radiation safety, safety requirements for equipment, and protection.