RAD - Radiology

RAD 101  Introduction to Radiography  (2-2-2)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: Permission of Medical Imaging Sciences Department Head

Co-requisite: RAD 102 (required)

This course provides an introduction to radiologic technology with emphasis on orientation to the radiology department, ethics and basic radiation protection.

RAD 102  Radiology Patient Care Procedures  (2-0-2)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: Permission of Medical Imaging Sciences Department Head

Co-requisite: RAD 101 (required)

This course provides a study of the procedures and techniques used in the care of the diagnostic imaging patient.

RAD 103  Introduction to Computed Tomography  (2-0-2)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: Permission of program coordinator

This course is a study of the technological developments behind computed tomography, an overview of scanner components, terminology, data acquisition, digital imaging, image reconstruction, display and manipulations. Current applications will be explored, including patient screening, contract utilization and administration, contrast reactions and treatment, pediatrics, conscious sedation and monitoring and radiation protection.

RAD 107  Physics for Medical Imaging  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: MAT 109 or higher

This course provides an overview of the mechanical concepts of distance, time, mass, force, energy and power. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound and electromagnetism.

RAD 111  Introduction to Radiographic Physics  (2-0-2)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: MAT 109

Co-requisites: RAD 112 (required); RAD 101, RAD 130, RAD 152 (recommended)

This course provides an overview of radiographic mathematical applications and unit conversion, as well as a basic overview of mechanical concepts of distance, time, mass, force, energy and power. Concepts of structure of matter and principles of electromagnetic radiation are included.

RAD 112  Radiographic Imaging Fundamentals  (1-3-2)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: MAT 109

Co-requisites: RAD 111 (required); RAD 101, RAD 130, RAD 152 (recommended)

This course is an introduction to the study of the fundamental principles and techniques of radiographic imaging. Topics include image quality terms, primary exposure factors, the rationale and methods for primary exposure factor selection and introductory image evaluation techniques.

RAD 114  Radiographic Imaging Fundamentals II  (1-3-2)  

Offered Spring Semester

Co-requisites: RAD 136, RAD 160, RAD 236 (required)

This course provides advanced instruction in primary and secondary influencing imaging factors and advanced imaging applications.

RAD 120  Principles of Computed Tomography  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: Admission to CT program or permission of program coordinator

This course is a study of assurance procedures and radiation dosimetry in computed tomography. Special applications of computer tomography will be explored including interventional procedures, high speed CT scanning, three dimensional CT and multi-planar reformations. A review of special scanner features will also be covered in the course. This course provides the basic understanding of the inter-workings of a CT scanner, along with an in-depth look at the physics behind image generation, quality assurance procedures, radiation dosimeter and image reformation.

RAD 121  Radiographic Physics  (4-0-4)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisites: RAD 111, RAD 112

Co-requisite: RAD 114 (required)

This course introduces the principles of radiographic physics, incorporating theory and application of basic principles underlying the operation and maintenance of x-ray equipment.

RAD 130  Radiographic Procedures I  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Phase II of Radiologic Technology program

This course provides an introduction to radiographic procedures. Positioning of the chest, abdomen and extremities are included.

RAD 135  Computed Tomography Body and Musculoskeletal Protocols  (2-0-2)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: RAD 103

This course provides the basic imaging protocols and patient positioning for CT exams of the abdomen, pelvis and musculoskeletal system. Case studies including anatomy and pathology of the abdomen, pelvis and extremities will be explored.

RAD 136  Radiographic Procedures II  (2-3-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisites: All previously taken RAD and AHS courses with a grade of “C” or higher

This course is a study of radiographic procedures for visualization of the structures of the body.

RAD 140  Computed Tomography Clinical Applications I  (0-18-6)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the CT program

This course provides the student with clinical experience in basic CT scanning. Students will explore techniques related to patient safety, radiation protection and exam protocols.

RAD 145  Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the CT program or permission of program coordinator

This course is a study of Computed Tomography physics and instrumentation. The course provides an overview of technology, application and practice that is unique to the Computed Tomography profession.

RAD 152  Applied Radiography I  (0-6-2)  

Offered Fall Semester

Co-requisite: RAD 130

This course introduces the clinical environment of the hospital by providing basic use of radiographic equipment and routine radiographic procedures.

RAD 160  Clinical Applications II  (0-18-6)  

Offered Spring Semester

Co-requisites: RAD 114, RAD 136, RAD 236 (required)

This course is a continuation of practice of hands-on clinical skills in hospital/outpatient environments.

RAD 175  Applied Radiography III  (0-15-5)  

Offered Summer Semester

Co-requisites: RAD 201, RAD 230 (required)

This course includes clinical education needed for building competence in performing radiographic procedures within the clinical environment.

RAD 201  Radiation Biology  (2-0-2)  

Offered Summer Semester

Co-requisites: RAD 175, RAD 230 (required)

This course is a study of the principles of radiobiology and protection. It emphasizes procedures that keep radiation exposure to patients, personnel and the population at large to a minimum.

RAD 205  Radiographic Pathology  (2-0-2)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisites: RAD 225, RAD 268

Co-requisite: RAD 278 (required)

This course provides a survey of disease processes significant to the radiographer, including etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.

RAD 210  Radiographic Imaging III  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisites: All previously taken RAD and AHS courses with a grade of “C” or higher

This course provides a detailed study of advanced methods and concepts of imaging.

RAD 225  Selected Radiographic Topics  (2-0-2)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisites: RAD 175, RAD 201, RAD 230

Co-requisite: RAD 268 (required)

This course is a study of selected areas related to radiography.

RAD 230  Radiographic Procedures III  (2-3-3)  

Offered Summer Semester

Prerequisites: RAD 130, RAD 136

This course is a study of special radiographic procedures.

RAD 236  Radiography Seminar II  (2-0-2)  

Offered Spring Semester

Co-requisites: RAD 114, RAD 136, RAD 160 (required)

This course includes selected areas of radiography that require additional study or application.

RAD 257  Advanced Radiography I  (0-21-7)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisites: All previously taken RAD and AHS courses with a grade of “C” or higher

This course includes independently performing routine procedures in a radiology department, including involvement in advanced radiographic procedures.

RAD 268  Advanced Radiography II  (0-24-8)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisites: RAD 175, RAD 201, RAD 230

Co-requisite: RAD 225 (required)

This course includes routine radiographic examinations, as well as advanced procedures, while continuing to build self-confidence in the clinical atmosphere.

RAD 278  Advanced Radiography III  (0-24-8)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisites: RAD 225, RAD 268

Co-requisite: RAD 205 (required)

This course includes routine and advanced radiographic procedures in the clinical environment.

RAD 283  Imaging Practicum  (0-9-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: Permission of Medical Imaging Sciences Department Head

This clinical course provides an opportunity for exploration of career opportunities in radiology and advanced imaging modalities.