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RATEC 104 Advanced Radiographic Procedures • 4 Cr.

Description:

Examines the theory and principles of contrast media used in radiologic examinations and special positioning. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the different types of contrast media used for radiographic examinations.
  • Describe possible reactions to contrast media and categorize them according to severity.
  • Perform venipuncture in the laboratory setting.
  • Identify and describe the anatomy and function of the urinary system, gastrointestinal system, biliary system, and the breast.
  • List and describe the basic and supplemental positions/projections of the urinary system, gastrointestinal system, biliary system, spinal cord, articulations, and the breast to include preferred type and size of image receptor, central ray location, and structures best visualized.
  • Describe equipment considerations and exposure factors relative to radiography of the urinary system, gastrointestinal system, biliary system, spinal cord, articulations and the breast.
  • Demonstrate the basic positions/projections of the urinary system, gastrointestinal system, biliary system, spinal cord, articulations and the breast.
  • State the criteria used to determine positioning accuracy on radiographs of the urinary system, gastrointestinal system, biliary system, spinal cord, articulations and the breast.
  • Evaluate radiographs of the urinary system, gastrointestinal system, biliary system, spinal cord, articulations and the breast in terms of positioning, centering, image quality, radiographic anatomy, and simple pathology.
  • List and define several types of surgical procedures that require radiographic images, and describe the function of the radiologic technologist in obtaining these images

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