Introduces procedures for positioning the patientís anatomical structures relative to x-ray beam and image receptor. Emphasizes procedures for routine examination of the chest, abdomen, extremities and axial skeleton. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the procedural requirements of radiological examination and for the chest, abdomen and axial skeleton. Inclusive in this course is topographic bony anatomy and the radiographic positions, which will demonstrate this anatomy. A weekly 3-hour lab is required for the demonstration of these examinations.
RAD 121 is the first of a two-semester sequence. It is followed by RAD 221, which emphasizes more advanced imagery of the internal organs.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Admission into the Radiography Program.
At the completion of this course the student will demonstrate and show proficiency through laboratory techniques in the following:
B. Identification of radiographic positions projections and planes of the body.
C. Position and obtain adequate radiographs for the following anatomy:
B. Routine and special radiographic positions related to the chest, abdomen and axial skeleton.
B. Pathologies/congenital anomalies related to the above anatomy.