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Radiologic Technology Program

Course Descriptions

All radiologic technology courses (CLE and RAD) are open only to radiologic technology majors. CLE courses are given at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Medical Center, and Jacobi Medical Center.

CLE 11    14 days 1 cr
Clinical Radiography Fundamentals

Students function as learning members of the hospital's radiology department under laboratory conditions. Experience in patient preparation, selection of proper technical factors, administration of ionizing radiation for diagnostic examination with appropriate radiation protection control. Close supervision to develop and evaluate students' clinical skills. Film evaluation included.

Prerequisites: BIO 23, MTH 13.

CLE 15    15 days 0.5 cr (3 equated cr)
Clinical Radiography I

This course is an orientation to the hospital radiology department. Students are involved in actual patient care situations and utilize radiography equipment for diagnostic examinations with appropriate radiation protection control. Close supervision is provided by faculty to develop and evaluate students' clinical skills.

Prerequisite: CLE 11.

CLE 21    0.5 cr
Clinical Radiography II

CLE 21 is a fourteen week clinical experience, designed to put into practice, and demonstrate competency in the procedures learned in CLE 11, RAD 13 and RAD 23. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 11 mandatory and elective competencies.

Prerequisite: CLE 15.

CLE 31    29 days 1.5 cr (6 equated cr)
Clinical Radiography III

Continuation of Clinical Education II. Film evaluation included.

Prerequisite: CLE 21.

CLE 41    40 days 1 cr
Clinical Radiography IV

Continuation of Clinical Education III. Film evaluation included.

Prerequisite: CLE 31.

CLE 45    15 Days 0.5 cr (3 equated cr)
Clinical Radiography V

Students advance sequentially in learning special imaging modalities in the hospital radiology department. Students will rotate through Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and other specialty areas.

Prerequisite: CLE 41.

CLE 51    40 days 0.5 cr
Clinical Radiography VI

CLE 51 is a fourteen week clinical experience designed to afford students the opportunity to put into practice, and demonstrate competency in the procedures learned in RAD 33 and RAD 43. Students must complete 11 mandatory and elective competencies.

Prerequisite: CLE 45.

CLE 61    29 days 1.5 cr (6 equated cr)
Clinical Radiography VII / Senior Seminar

Continuation of Clinical Education V. Film evaluation included.

Prerequisite: CLE 51.

RAD 11    2 lect 3 lab 3.5 cr
Fundamentals of Radiologic Sciences and Health Care

Orientation course includes history of radiology: major advances; radiologic technology as a health profession specialty; and history and organization of hospitals. Medical Ethics and Law: scope and nature of moral, legal and professional ethics. Professional guidelines of confidentiality; interpersonal relationships and medicolegal considerations. Medical Terminology: study of written and spoken language of medicine.  Common terms used in diagnostic radiology education.

Prerequisite: Completion of Pre-RT Sequence.

RAD 12    1 lect 3 lab 2.5 cr
Radiographic Exposure I

Study of formation of the radiographic image with emphasis on production of quality radiographs. Topics include radiographic exposure factors; density, contrast, recorded detail and distortion; devices to improve radiographic quality such as grids, and pathology affecting radiographic exposure factors.

Prerequisite: MTH 13.
Corequisite: CLE 11.

RAD 13    2 lect 3 lab 3 cr
Radiographic Procedures I

Covers detailed information on various standard positions of structures and organs of the body; practical instruction and application in laboratory and clinical environment. Film evaluation included.

Corequisites: CLE 11, RAD 11, 15.

RAD 14    2 lect 1 cr
Recording Media and Processing

History and development of x-ray film and dark-room accessories; chemical constituents of processing solutions and their functions; theory of the photographic process; radiographic film artifacts and their causes.

Corequisite: RAD 12.

RAD 15    1 lect 2 lab 2 cr
Radiographic Anatomy I

Structure and function of human anatomy in all body planes with emphasis on the topographic mode. Film evaluation included.

Prerequisite: BIO 23.
Corequisite: RAD 13.

RAD 16    1 lect 3 lab 2.5 cr
Patient Care and Pharmacology in Radiological Sciences

Provides students with basic concepts of patient care, including consideration of physical and psychological needs of patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures as well as infection control procedures and Universal Precautions, drug interactions and pharmacology. Lab practice is integrated to enhance the development of patient care skills.

Prerequisites: BIO 23 or equivalent; MTH 13 or equivalent.

RAD 22    1 lect 3 lab 2.5 cr
Radiographic Exposure II

Continuation of RAD 12. Examination of technique guides, technical conversions, AEC, contrast, recorded detail distortion and effects of pathology on technique.

Prerequisite: RAD 12.
Corequisite: CLE 21.

RAD 23    2 lect 3 lab 3 cr
Radiographic Procedures II

Continuation of RAD 13. More detailed and complex positions of the structures and organs of the body; film evaluation, practical instruction and application in the laboratory and clinical environment.

Prerequisites: RAD 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.
Corequisite: RAD 25.

RAD 24    2 lect 2 cr
Radiation Protection

Enables student radiologic technologists to recognize the need for good radiation protection procedures, which provide minimum exposure to patients and personnel. Topics include interactions of radiation with matter; units and measurement of radiation; maximum permissible dosages; and methods for minimizing operator and patient exposure.

Prerequisite: RAD 11.

RAD 25    1 lect 1 cr
Radiograpic Anatomy II

Continuation of RAD 15. Structures and function of human anatomy in all body planes with emphasis on the skull and spine. Film evaluation included.

Prerequisite: RAD 15.
Corequisite: BIO 24.

RAD 32    1 lect 2 lab 2 cr
Imaging Modalities

Study of various imaging systems and their application in radiography.  Various recording media and techniques are discussed.  Some imaging systems described are Mobile Units, Image Intensification, Video Tube and Recorders, CT, Digital Imaging, and MRI.

Prerequisites: RAD 22, 23, 25.

RAD 33    1 lect 3 lab 2 cr
Radiographic Procedures III & Cross Sectional Anatomy

Radiographic positioning of specialized procedures in radiography, the equipment, contrast media use and general indications for each examination. The cross sectional aspect of the course develops an understanding of three dimensional anatomy and the physical relationship of anatomical structures to one another. Systems studied are digestive system; urinary system; female reproduction system; biliary system; myelography; venography; arthrography; mammography and interventional radiography.

Prerequisites: RAD 23, 25, CLE 21.
Corequisites: RAD 32, 34.

RAD 34    1 lect 2 lab 2 cr
Radiographic Pathology

Survey of medical and surgical diseases to acquaint the student with changes caused by disease which relate to radiography.  Emphasis on pathogenesis, signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Film evaluation included.

Prerequisites: BIO 23, 24.

RAD 42    2 lect 2 cr
Radiation Biology

Comprehensive study of the radiation effects on cells including direct and indirect action of ionizing radiation; damage induced by free radicals in DNA; interpretation of survival data; radiation genetics; radiation effects on embryos; delayed effects; radiation safety and health physics.

Corequisite: RAD 71.

RAD 43    3 lab 1 cr
Quality Assessment/Management I

Topics include concepts of a quality assurance program, state and federal regulations, sensitometric monitoring, film-screen contact, protective device integrity, radiographic illuminators, kVp accuracy, timer accuracy and mAs reciprocity.  Mammography QA will be discussed.

Prerequisites: RAD 22, 32.
Corequisite: RAD 71.

RAD 71    1 lect 3 lab 2 cr
Radiation Physics

Elements of atomic and nuclear physics, interaction of radiation with matter, radioactivity, half-life, elements of health physics.

Prerequisites: MTH 13, RAD 12, 22.

 

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