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RADT 475. Clinical Radiologic Technology IV

Credits: 1-16
Department: Radiologic Technology
Description: Digital image acquisition and display. Pharmacology and drug administration. Radiation protection. Radiographic pathology.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Must be in second year of hospital internship., Must be in second year of MSHS internship.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Learn outcomes related to Digital Image Acquisition and Display; discuss fundamentals of digital radiography and defiine the terminology used; describe various types of digital receptors, describe evaluative criteria used for digital imaging; compare different imaging systems; demonstrate appropriate techniques for image acquisition; associate the effects of image acquisition and processing on image appearance; describe and identify Picture Archiving and Communication System components and functions; and explain how the DICOM standard is used.
2. Learn outcomes related to Pharmacology and Drug Administration by; defining drug classifications and classifying drugs according to category; explain actions, uses, and side effects of relevant drugs; demonstrate the ability to use appropriate methods and techniques to prepare and administer contrast agents and intravenous medications; demonstrate knowledge of how to deal with complications; explain the effects of drugs on medical imaging procedures.
3. Learn outcomes related to Radiation Protection; explain the ALARA concept and how it is applied; define units of measurement used in radiation protection; be familiar with fundamental concepts in radiation protection; identify and appropriately use the various types of patient shielding; specify the different kinds of dose limits; describe regulations applicable to radiation protection; demonstrate how the operation of x-ray equipment influences radiation safety; describe and perform shielding calculations.
4. Learn outcomes related to Radiographic Pathology; classify diseases and identify complications; describe the basic manifestations of pathological conditions and their relevance to radiologic procedures; describe the radiologic appearance of diseases; identify imaging procedures and interventional techniques appropriate for the most-commonly seen diseases.

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