NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
RAD 122 - CHEST AND ABDOMINAL IMAGING (2 CR.)
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Discusses the anatomy and physiology and routine radiographic projections of the chest and abdomen. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

This course is a component of a career certificate which is designed for allied health personnel to receive limited instruction in radiography. At the completion of this course the student will demonstrate knowledge in radiographic procedures of the chest and abdomen.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

The prerequisite for this course is RAD 110 - "Imaging Equipment and Protection". The student must satisfactorily complete the English and Math placement examinations and must score at the level of English 111 and Math 120.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

I. ANATOMY

II.  POSITIONING
    A. Position the chest to include
      1. PA and Lateral
      2. Trauma AP
      3. Rt. and Lt. Decubitus
      4. Apical Lordotic
    B. State the topographic landmarks needed to position an abdominal examination
    C. Identify the bony anatomy on an abdominal film
    D. Identify the muscles visualized on an abdominal film
    E. List the digestive organs included in abdominal radiography
    F.Position the abdomen to include:
      1. KUB
      2. Upright Abdomen
III.  LABORATORY OBJECTIVES

The student will demonstrate and show proficiency in the following:

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED  Revised 10/98

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