2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Radiography

RADT 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Radiography

Examines the Radiography program and profession through classroom and clinical instruction. Classes cover the history of radiology, basic radiation protection, infection control practices, body mechanics medical terminology, and an introduction to radiographic positioning. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: Admission into Radiography program and ALHL 115, MATH 135, BIOL 109 and PHYS 101, all with a grade of "C" or better.

RADT 111 – 6 Credits
Radiography I

Continues the Radiography sequence with the second course; consists of both classroom and clinical sessions; covers physical positioning of the patient and equipment to produce routine radiographs of the chest, abdomen, and upper extremity; patient care as it relates to radiology procedures; and principles of radiographic processing. 3 lecture hours, 16 laboratory hours per week; 15 weeks. NOTE: Courses offered once as year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RADT 101 Lab fee: $100.00

RADT 112 – 6 Credits
Radiography II

Continues the Radiography sequence with the third course; consists of both classroom and clinical sessions; covers the physical positioning of the patient and equipment to produce routine radiographs of the lower extremity, hip, spine, and bony thorax; also discusses principles of radiographic exposure and imaging; enables students to participate in actual radiographic procedures by assisting staff at the clinical sites. 3 lecture hours, 16 laboratory hours per week; 15 weeks. NOTE: Offered Spring semester.

Prerequisite: RADT 121 Lab fee: $100.00

RADT 121 – 1 Credit
Clinical Seminar I

Continues the Radiography sequence with the fourth course; provides a six-week clinical seminar; provides continued practice in clinical skills and student participation in the procedures performed in a radiology department. 16 laboratory hours per week; 6 weeks. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RADT 111

RADT 201 – 7 Credits
Radiography III

Continues the Radiography sequence with the fifth course; consists of both classroom and clinical sessions. Covers the use of contrast media to perform radiographic examinations of the digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems; also covers positioning of the patient and equipment to produce routine radiographs of the skull and face. Provides continued participation in actual radiographic procedures. 4 lecture hours, 24 laboratory hours per week; 13 weeks. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RADT 112 Lab fee: $100.00

RADT 202 – 8 Credits
Radiography IV

Continues the Radiography sequence with the sixth course; consists of both classroom and clinical sessions. Special positioning views and techniques for trauma, pediatric, and geriatric populations; correlation of sectional anatomy with medical images; introduction to interventional and cardiovascular imaging; introduces advanced medical imaging with a venipuncture unit. Also includes radiation protection. Provides continued participation in actual radiographic procedures as students assist staff at the clinical sites. 4 lecture hours. 24 laboratory hours per week; 15 weeks. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RADT 201 Lab fee: $100.00

RADT 203 – 8 Credits
Radiography V

Continues the Radiography sequence with the eighth course; consists of both classroom and clinical sessions. Covers radiobiology, radiographic pathology, and professional development; provides review for the ARRT Registry exam. Provides continued participation in actual radiographic procedures as students assist staff at the clinical sites. 4 lecture hours, 24 laboratory hours per week; 15 weeks. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RADT 221 Lab fee: $100.00

RADT 221 – 1 Credit
Clinical Seminar II

Continues the Radiography sequence with the seventh course; provides a six-week clinical seminar; enables students to continue to achieve clinical skills by participating in the procedures performed in a radiology department. 24 laboratory hours per week; 6 weeks. Offered winter session. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: RADT 202

RADT 230 – 4 Credits
Patient Care in Computed Tomography (CT)

Introduces the student to CT and patient care in the CT suite. It focuses on patient care and radiation safety issues as they relate to CT. Classes cover topics in patient assessment, venipuncture, contrast agents and radiation safety. This course is delivered both online and in a classroom setting with lectures and discussion. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions. Pre-requisite is Admission into the Computed Tomography Program. Lab Fee: $100.00

RADT 231 – 4 Credits
Imaging Procedures, Sectional Anatomy, and Pathology in Computed Tomography(CT)

Provides the student knowledge of cross sectional anatomy in different anatomical body planes. It also covers common pathologies that are imaged using cross section technique. Routine imaging procedures are discussed for the following body parts: head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal. This course is delivered both online and in the classroom setting with lecture and discussion. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in RADT 230.

RADT 232 – 4 Credits
Physics and Instrumentation in Computed Tomography (CT)

Imparts an understanding of the physical principles and instrumentation involved in computed tomography. The historical development and evolution of computed tomography is reviewed. This course is delivered both online and in the classroom setting with lectures and discussion. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in RADT 231.

RADT 233 – 1 Credit
Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Practicum I

Provides the students with the opportunity to expand on the principles and clinical skills they learned in the classroom and enables students to perform CT procedures under the direct supervision of a preceptor/mentor. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires applicants for the CT Registry examination to document 125 CT studies in specific categories within a 24 month time period. Students are provided clinical hours at approved clinical sites to acquire these studies. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Computed Tomography Program and permission of the Computed Tomography Program and permission of the CT Program Coordinator. Corequisite: Grade of "C" or better in RADT 230.

RADT 234 – 1 Credit
Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Practicum II

Provides the students with the opportunity to expand on the principles and clinical skills they learned in the classroom and enables students to perform CT procedures under the direct supervison of a preceptor/mentor. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires applicants for the CT Registry examination to document 125 CT studies in specific caregories within a 24 month time period. Students are provided clinical hours at approved clinical sites to acquire these studies. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: Admission into Computed Tomography Program and permission of the CT Program Coordinator. Corequisite: Grade of "C" or better in RADT 231.

RADT 235 – 1 Credit
Computed Tomography (CT) Practicum III

Provides the students with the opportunity to expand on the principles and clinical skills they learned in the classroom and enables students to perform CT procedures under the direct supervison of a preceptor/mentor. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires applicants for the CT Registry examination to document 125 CT studies in specific caregories within a 24 month time period. Students are provided clinical hours at approved clinical sites to acquire these studies. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Computed Tomography Program and permission of the CT Program Coordinator. Corequisite: A grade of "C" or better in RADT 232.

RADT 240 – 6 Credits
Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Introduces the student to Magnetic Resonance Imaging and patient care in the MRI suite. Topics include legal and ethical issues, introduction to MRI screening and safety, patient assessment, monitoring and management, interpersonal communication, venipuncture, infection control, contrast, and cross sectional anatomy. This course also provides the student with an introduction to MRI physics and Quality Control for the MRI equipment. This course is delivered both online and in a classroom setting with lectures and discussion. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: Admission into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program. Minimum grade that must be earned "C". Lab Fee: $100.00

RADT 241 – 4 Credits
Imaging Procedures in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Covers scanning procedures in MRI. Topics will include pulse sequences, manipulating parameters for optimum image quality, and the proper selection of coils. Additional topics include common pathologies that are imaged in MRI, special imaging procedures, screening, and safety. This course is delivered both online and in a classroom setting with lectures and discussion. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in RADT 240.

RADT 242 – 4 Credits
Physical Principles of Image Formation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Introduces the concepts of basic physics and instrumention for MRI. Topics include system operation and components, image processing and display, image quality and artifacts, gradients and imaging parameters. This course is delivered both online and in a classroom setting with lectures and discussion. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in RADT 241.

RADT 243 – 2 Credits
Magnetic Rosanance Imaging (MRI) Clinical Practicum I

Provides the students with the opportunity to expand on the principles and clinical skills learned in the classroom and enables students to perform MRI procedures under the direct supervison of a preceptor/mentor. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires applicants for the MRI Registry examination to document 125 MRI studies in specific categories within a 24 month time period. Students are provided clinical hours at approved clinical sites to acquire these studies. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring). Prequisite: Admission into the Magnetic Resonance Program (MRI) and permission of the Advanced Modality Program Coordinator.

Corequisite: RADT 241 with a grade of "C" or better.

RADT 244 – 1 Credit
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Clinical Practicum II

Provides students with the opportunity to expand on the principles and clinical skills they learned in the classroom and enables students to perform MRI procedures under the direct supervison of a preceptor/mentor. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires applicants for the MRI Registry examination to document 125 MRI studies in specific categories within a 24 month period. Students are provided clinical hours at approved clinical sites to acquire these studies. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program and permission of the Advanced Modality Program Coordinator. Corequisite: RADT 241 with a grade of "C" or better.

RADT 245 – 1 Credit
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Clinical Practicum III

Provides students with the opportunity to expand on the principles and clinical skills they learned in the classroom and enables students to perform MRI procedures under the direct supervison of a preceptor/mentor. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires applicants for the MRI Registry examination to document 125 MRI studies in specific categories within a 24 month time period. Students are provided clinical hours at approved clinical sites to acquire these studies. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program and permission of the Advanced Modality Program Coordinator. Corequisite: RADT 242.