RATEC 220 Pathology I • 3 Cr.

Description

Introduces changes that occur in disease and injury, with application to radiologic technology. Topics include respiratory, skeletal, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define the words associated with alterations of cell growth.
  • List and signs/symptoms of inflammation; and describe the inflammatory etiology, response and process.
  • Describe the history and theory of image production of CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, and Bone Densitometry.
  • Discuss the rational and indications for imaging studies using CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, and Bone Densitometry.
  • Compare and contrast CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, and Bone Densitometry.
  • Describe how tumors are classified, staged and graded; and compare and contrast benign and malignant neoplasms.
  • Describe the normal structure and function of the respiratory system, skeletal system, and gastrointestinal system.
  • Describe the etiology, clinical manifestations, and prognosis of diseases of the respiratory system, skeletal system, and gastrointestinal system.
  • List and explain the diagnostic procedures used to diagnose diseases of the respiratory system, skeletal system, and gastrointestinal system.

Offered