Presents a survey of common medical and surgical disorders that affect the radiographic image. Discusses conditions related to different systems of the human body. Studies the correlation of these conditions with radiographs. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the appearance of pathological findings on a radiographic image. The distinctive signs of abnormal studies are viewed in some detail, that the student may more effectively and knowledgeably assist the radiologist in obtaining the best possible diagnostic information.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Admission into the Radiography Program, to include: BIO 141-142 Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II and RAD 121-221 Radiographic Procedures I-II or equivalent.
At the completion of this course the student will be able to:
B. List and describe the gross radiographic signs of common pathologies in the following body systems:
B. Diseases of the Skeletal System
C. Diseases of the Respiratory System
D. Diseases of the Abdominal Region
E. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System
F. Diseases of the Biliary System
G. Diseases of the Urinary System
H. Diseases of the Reproductive System
I. Diseases of the Cardiovascular system
J. Diseases of the Central Nervous System
B. Unusual or rarely encountered radiographic signs of pathology.