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RAD 210 - Radiology Procedures 1


Credits: 6
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Lab Contact Hours: 4
Description: This course introduces radiographic procedures consisting of positioning, projections, views, motion control, accessory equipment and patient considerations. It is an introduction to image analysis, technique, applications, and critique of images applied in classroom and lab settings. Image production, procedures and radiographic anatomy of chest, abdomen, upper extremity, shoulder and pelvic girdle are covered. Through the image evaluation component, students learn to identify radiographic anatomy, evaluate diagnostic quality, identify images that are of poor radiographic quality, as well as determine the appropriate corrective action for unacceptable images.

Prerequisites: RAD 100  with a minimum grade of 3.0. RAD 105   with a minimum grade of 3.0.
Corequisites: RAD 110 RAD 115 .  
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Spring, Summer
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Students who already have this knowledge may qualify for prior learning credit. https://www.schoolcraft.edu/student-records/prior-learning-credits
Course Competencies
  1. Apply knowledge of the principles and terminology related to radiographic positioning.
  2. Identify structures and anatomy identified on radiographic and fluoroscopic images of the chest.
  3. Identify structures and anatomy identified on radiographic and fluoroscopic images of the abdomen.
  4. Identify structures and anatomy identified on radiographic and fluoroscopic images of the shoulder girdle.
  5. Identify structures and anatomy identified on radiographic and fluoroscopic images of the upper extremity.
  6. Identify structures and anatomy identified on radiographic and fluoroscopic images of the pelvic girdle.
  7. Explain routine and special positions and projections for radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures.
  8. Evaluate equipment and supplies necessary to complete radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures.
  9. Demonstrate positioning of the chest on a person or phantom in a laboratory setting.
  10. Demonstrate positioning of the abdomen on a person or phantom in a laboratory setting.
  11. Demonstrate positioning of the upper extremity on a person or phantom in a laboratory setting.
  12. Demonstrate positioning of the shoulder girdle on a person or phantom in a laboratory setting.
  13. Demonstrate positioning of the pelvic girdle on a person or phantom in a laboratory setting.
  14. Apply general radiation safety and protection practices.
  15. Critique images for positioning and appropriate anatomy.
  16. Critique images for overall image quality.
  17. Apply appropriate techniques needed to improve image quality and reduce motion artifact.
  18. Effectively manipulate exposure variables to produce a diagnostic radiograph.
  19. Discuss studies and adapting procedures for special consideration.
  20. Demonstrate the principles of mobile radiography.
  21. Demonstrate the principles of trauma radiography.
  22. Evaluate relevant pathology and review radiographic appearance of diseases.



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