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RADA 313 Imaging Procedures III • 3 Cr.

Description:

Establishes a framework for radiologist assistants performing lumbar puncture under fluoroscopy guidance, myelograms, joint injections, joint aspiration, arthrograms, conventional, CT and MRI, breast needle localization and ductogram. Prerequisite: RADA 312 and acceptance into the program.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify the pertinent normal anatomy and physiology for the exam being performed
  • List indications and contraindications for the procedure and identify possible alternative methods for the exam
  • Describe the appropriate patient assessment and preparation for the exam
  • Identify any ancillary equipment used in completing the exam
  • Explain the protocol for completed the procedure and identify alternatives that may be used
  • List common pathologies, describe their appearance on images, and identify them on images
  • Identify contrast media and medications appropriate to the procedure
  • Describe possible complications and identify appropriate responses
  • Explain how the appropriate post-procedure care should be presented to the patient
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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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