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RTE 1000   ORIENTATION TO RADIOGRAPHY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Radiography AS program.This course provides an orientation to the profession of radiography. Topics include the history and organization of the profession, medical terminology, body mechanics, emergency situations, infection control, aseptic techniques, evaluating patient physical needs, patient education, and venipuncture in radiography. Patient care in radiography will also be included. 47 contact hours.

RTE 1418   PRINCIPLES OF IMAGING I

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a grade of “C” or higher. Corequisite: RTE 1418L. The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to basic principles of radiographic exposure and processing. Topics include radiographic density, contrast, definition, distortion, film, latent image formation and processing. 32 contact hours.

RTE 1418L   PRINCIPLES OF IMAGING I LAB

credits: 1  
Prerequisites: Any course with a MAC or MGF prefix with a grade of "C" or higher and admission to the Radiography AS program. Corequisite: RTE 1418. This course is designed to provide the student an opportunity to apply radiographic exposure principles in the energized laboratory. Topics include radiographic density, contrast, definition, distortion, film and processing. Two laboratory hours weekly.

RTE 1458   PRINCIPLES OF IMAGING II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: RTE 1418 with a grade of “C” or higher. Corequisite: RTE 1473L. The objective of this course is to provide advanced, comprehensive instruction and discussion in principles of radiographic exposure. Topics include detailed instruction in the control of exposure and quality using kilovoltage peak (kVp), milliampere-seconds (mAs), Source Image Distance (SID), geometric factors, automatic exposure control (AEC) devices, beam restrictors, grids, filters, and screens, properties of x-ray tubes, principles of image intensification and fluoroscopy, and the production and characteristics of radiation. Tube rating charts, technique charts and selected topics in quality assurance are included. 47 contact hours.

RTE 1473L   RADIOGRAPHIC QUALITY ASSURANCE LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: RTE 1418 with grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: RTE 1458. This course is a laboratory course providing the student an opportunity to apply radiographic principles and accessories in the energized laboratory. Topics include radiographic density, contrast, definition, distortion, radiographic grids, filters, film, processing, beam restrictors, screens, and the application of basic principles and radiologic physics, exposure and quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement. 32 contact hours.

RTE 1503C   RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Radiography AS Program. This course is a study of radiographic anatomy, physiology, and positioning for radiologic examinations of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, bony thorax, spine and extremities. 62 contact hours.

RTE 1503L   RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES I LAB

credits: 1  
Corequisite: RTE 1503C. This is a laboratory study of basic anatomy and positioning of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, bony thorax, spine and extremities for radiographic procedures. 47 contact hours.

RTE 1513C   RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES II

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: RTE 1503C with a grade of "C" or higher. This course is a study of radiographic anatomy, physiology, and positioning of radiologic examinations of the skull and facial bones. Procedures requiring the use of contrast materials within the digestive system, urinary system, and other special studies as well as the pharmacology of contrast agents will also be studied. 47 contact hours.

RTE 1513L   RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES II LAB

credits: 1  
Prerequisites: RTE 1503C, RTE 1503L both with grades of "C" or better. Corequisite: RTE 1513C. This is a laboratory study of basic radiographic anatomy. The course includes the positioning of the urinary system, digestive system, breasts and cranium. 45 contact hours.

RTE 1804L   RADIOGRAPHIC CLINICAL EDUCATION I

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: RTE 1000, RTE 1503C and RTE 1418 all with grades of "C" or better. This is an introductory clinical course meeting at local hospitals to give the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts taught in classroom courses. Topics include basic positioning of the chest, abdomen, extremities and Gastrointestinal Series (GI )contrast examinations. Basic patient care procedures, radiation protection practices and radiologic exposure and processing principles are introduced. 227 contact hours.

RTE 1814L   RADIOGRAPHIC CLINICAL EDUCATION II

credits: 5  
Prerequisites: RTE 1804L, RTE 1513C both with grades of "C" or better. This course is a continuation of Radiographic Clinical Education I. Topics include positioning of the urinary tract, spine and basic skull exams. Intermediate-level patient care procedures, radiation protection practices, radiologic exposure principles and the use of radiographic accessories are introduced. 377 contact hours.

RTE 2385   RADIATION BIOLOGY

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Radiography AS program. The objective of this course is to provide the student with fundamental principles of radiobiology. Topics include early and late effects of radiation exposure, basic interactions of ionizing radiation with biological systems, factors modifying the body's response to radiation, principles of radiation protection and radiation monitoring. 32 contact hours.

RTE 2563   ADVANCED MEDICAL IMAGING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: RTE 1513C with a grade of "C" or higher. This course is the study of sectional anatomy, special radiographic procedures, advanced radiologic modalities, registry review, and employability skills. Topics specifically addressed include invasive and noninvasive specialized radiographic studies, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR), Cardiovascular procedures (CV) and Mammography. 47 contact hours.

RTE 2571   COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

credits: 3  

Corequisite: RTE 2762. This course is offered to Radiographers currently registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and students presently enrolled in the Radiography Program. This course is designed to facilitate highly specialized knowledge in computed tomography (CT). Specific content will include patient care, imaging procedures, physics and instrumentation. 47 contact hours.

RTE 2571L   COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY CLINICAL EDUCATION

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: RTE 2762 and RTE 2571. This course is offered to Radiographers currently registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This computer-assisted tomography clinical course meets at local hospitals and out-patient facilities to give the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to clinical situations. Topics include patient care, imaging procedures, physics and instrumentation. Approximately 8 clinical laboratory hours weekly.

RTE 2575   BASIC MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING I

credits: 2  

Corequisite: RTE 2762. This course is offered to Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists and Radiation Therapists currently registered in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and students presently enrolled in the Radiography Program. The course is designed to facilitate the development of highly specialized knowledge in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Specific content areas to be studied include data acquisition and processing and physical principles of image formation. 32 contact hours.

RTE 2576   BASIC MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING II

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: RTE 2575 and RTE 2762. Corequisite: RTE 2576L. This course is offered to Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists and Radiation Therapists currently registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This course is designed to facilitate the development of highly specialized knowledge in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Specific content areas to be studied include patient care and MRI safety and imaging procedures. 32 contact hours.

RTE 2576L   MAGNETIC RESONANCE CLINICAL EDUCATION

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: RTE 2575. Corequisite: RTE 2576. This course is offered to Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists and Radiation Therapists currently registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This is a Magnetic Resonance Imaging clinical course meeting at local hospitals and out-patient facilities to give the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts taught in the didactic portion of the program to clinical situations. Topics include patient care, MRI safety, imaging procedures, data acquisition and processing and physical principles of image formation. 8 hours of clinical laboratory instruction weekly.

RTE 2582   CARDIOVASCULAR-INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES

credits: 3  

This course is offered to Radiographers currently registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and students presently enrolled in the Radiography Program. This course is designed to facilitate the development of highly specialized knowledge in Cardiovascular-Interventional studies. Specific content areas to be studied include maintenance of equipment and supplies, patient care, general and specific procedural considerations. 47 contact hours.

RTE 2582L   CARDIOVASCULAR-INTERVENTIONAL CLINICAL EDUCATION

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: RTE 2582. This course is offered to Radiographers currently registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This cardiovascular-interventional clinical education course meets at local hospitals to give the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to clinical situations. Topics include patient care and monitoring, general and specific imaging procedures, and equipment instrumentation. Approximately 8 clinical laboratory hours weekly (120 total).

RTE 2584   BASIC MAMMOGRAPHY I

credits: 3  

Corequisite: RTE 2584L. This course is offered to Radiographers currently registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and students presently enrolled in the Radiography Program. This course is designed to facilitate the development of highly specialized knowledge in Mammography. Specific content areas to be studied include patient education, instrumentation, anatomy, physiology, pathology and positioning of the breast, and mammographic techniques. 47 contact hours.

RTE 2584L   BASIC MAMMOGRAPHIC CLINICAL EDUCATION

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: RTE 2584. This course is offered to Radiographers currently registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This mammographic clinic education course meets at local hospitals and imaging centers to give the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to clinical situations. Topics include patient care and education, imaging procedures, positioning, instrumentation and applied techniques. Approximately eight clinical laboratory hours weekly.

RTE 2613   RADIATION PHYSICS

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Radiography AS program. The objective of this course is to introduce fundamental principles of radiologic physics including atomic and sub-atomic theory, interactions or radiation with matter, the nature of electricity and magnetism and properties of x-rays, diagnostic x-ray tubes, x-ray circuits, units of measurements and the structure of matter and the atom. 32 contact hours.

RTE 2762   CROSS-SECTIONAL ANATOMY/PATHOLOGY

credits: 2  

Corequisites: RTE 2571 and RTE 2575. This course is offered to Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists and Radiation Therapists currently registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This course is the study of general and specific cross-sectional human anatomy and pathology as it appears in various planes on Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance (MR) images. 32 contact hours.

RTE 2782   RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Radiography AS Program. The objective of this course is to introduce the disease processes most frequently encountered in the radiology department. The etiology, pathogenesis, treatment, and resolution of each disease is discussed with an attempt to relate recent advances in these areas. Emphasis is placed on radiologic diagnosis and the relationship of the radiographic appearance of the disease to its anatomic, physiologic, and pathologic characteristics. 32 contact hours.

RTE 2824L   RADIOGRAPHIC CLINICAL EDUCATION III

credits: 5  
Prerequisites: RTE 1814L, RTE 1458, RTE 1473L all with grades of "C" or better. This course is a continuation of Radiographic Clinical Education II. Topics include advanced skull exams, contrast media exams, special procedures in the radiology department, adaptation of technical factors and positioning for difficult patients, advanced radiation protection procedures, and advanced patient care techniques. 377 contact hours.

RTE 2834L   RADIOGRAPHIC CLINICAL EDUCATION IV

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: RTE 2824L with a grade of "C" or better. This course is a continuation of Radiographic Clinical Education IV. Topics include positioning of the traumatized patient, adaptation of technical factors to obtain optimum film quality, advanced specialized radiologic procedures, mobile radiography and surgical procedures. 242 contact hours.

RTE 2844L   RADIOGRAPHIC CLINICAL EDUCATION V

credits: 5  
Prerequisite: RTE 2834L with a grade of "C" or better. This course is a continuation of Radiographic Clinical Education IV. The objective of this course is to prepare the student for a career as a medical radiographer. All clinical aspects are reviewed and emphasis is placed on radiography of the difficult patient, good radiation protection practices and application of sound patient care procedures in the radiology department. 377 contact hours.

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