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RATEC 101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology • 1 Cr.

Description:

Surveys types and operations of hospital radiology departments. Students learn medical ethics, basic radiation protection, chemistry and methods of film processing, and construction of film. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify the policies governing students in the Radiologic Technology program as explained in the Student Handbook.
  • Identify the outcomes expected of a successful student in the Radiologic Technology program.
  • List the health team professionals commonly associated with diagnostic imaging, and explain their respective roles in the health team approach to patient care.
  • Identify the professional associations and certification bodies involved with imaging professionals.
  • Explain the certification law in Washington, and compare and contrast this with licensing.
  • State when, where, how, and by whom x-rays were discovered, and relate this to the historical development of the radiographer.
  • Identify basic radiation protection guidelines for the patient and the technologist.
  • Define the term "technique" and identify the major components associated with this term.
  • Explain the formation of a radiographic image using screen-film technology, and compare and contrast this to a digital image.
  • Give a brief historical sketch of radiation protection awareness by physicians, technologists and patients.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000