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Radiologic Technology

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RATEC 101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology • 1 Cr.

Surveys types and operations of hospital radiology departments. Students learn medical ethics, basic radiation protection and image production. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 102 Radiographic Physics • 5 Cr.

Examines x-ray circuits, tubes, and x-ray equipment. Topics include design and application, troubleshooting and maintenance, equipment testing, image intensification, cineradiography, and advanced imaging procedures. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 103 Principles of Radiographic Exposure • 4 Cr.

Examines the application and analysis of concepts in manipulation of technique to maximize image quality while maintaining ALARA. Topics include: applying mathematical concepts to solve multiple technique variables, analyzing imaging scenarios for dose and image quality factors, and employing key concepts in image acquisition and display.

RATEC 104 Advanced Radiographic Procedures • 4 Cr.

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

RATEC 105 Introduction to Radiographic Technique • 3 Cr.

Introduces concepts of electromagnetic radiation necessary to understanding the production and control of x-radiation. Students learn how the radiographic image is created and what factors affect the appearance of that image. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 107 Positioning & Related Anatomy I • 2 Cr.

Presents basic positioning principles and terminology. Students get demonstration and film evaluation experience in positioning and related anatomy of the chest, abdomen, and upper extremities. Format includes one hour lecture and two hours lab each week. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 108 Positioning & Related Anatomy II • 3 Cr.

Provides demonstration and film evaluation experience in positioning and related anatomy of the spine, pelvis, and lower extremities. Format includes one hour lecture and two hours lab each week. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 109 Positioning & Related Anatomy III • 3 Cr.

Provides demonstration and film evaluation experience in positioning and related anatomy of the skull, facial bones, sinuses, and mastoids. Format includes one hour lecture and two hours lab each week. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 110 Clinical Education I • 3 Cr.

Provides supervised clinical experience at an affiliated health care site. Beginning RATEC students are assigned to clinical education sites, 40 hours per week for 2 weeks. Students get an orientation to hospital and department procedures, participate in ancillary radiology activities, and observe and perform diagnostic radiologic procedures. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 111 Clinical Education II • 5 Cr.

Second in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 15 hours per week. Students observe and perform diagnostic radiologic procedures. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 112 Clinical Education III • 5 Cr.

Third in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 15 hours per week. Specific performance objectives are established for the student. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 113 Clinical Education IV • 5 Cr.

Fourth in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 15 hours per week. Specific performance objectives are established for the student. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 120 Patient Care in Radiology I • 2 Cr.

Presents basic nursing procedures, emphasizing the role of the radiologic technologist in various patient-care situations. Incorporates seven hours of AIDS and blood-borne pathogen education. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 121 Patient Care in Radiology II • 3 Cr.

Examines patient care and assessment in the imaging department, as well as in other special care units. Topics include medications and their administration, acute patient care, bedside radiography, and patient lines and tubes. Healthcare Provider BLS is also included. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 125 Medical Terminology • 3 Cr.

Presents a systematic approach to medical terminology, combining word roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 127 Introduction to Sectional Anatomy • 2 Cr.

Expands knowledge of anatomy through the introduction of transverse and sagittal orientations. Students review normal anatomy of the brain, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and neck and spine. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 194 Special Topics in RATEC • V1-5 Cr.

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RATEC 195 Special Topics in RATEC • V1-5 Cr.

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RATEC 196 Special Topics in RATEC • V1-5 Cr.

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RATEC 197 Special Topics in RATEC • V1-5 Cr.

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RATEC 199 Independent Studies • V1-5 Cr.

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RATEC 207 Concept Integration • 2 Cr.

Prepares students for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam through a comprehensive review. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 210 Clinical Education V • 13 Cr.

Fifth in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students work 40 hours per week for 11 weeks. Specific performance objectives are established for the student. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 211 Clinical Education VI • 8 Cr.

Sixth in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students work at clinical sites, 24 hours per week. Specific performance objectives are established for the student. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 212 Clinical Education VII • 8 Cr.

Seventh in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students work at clinical sites, 24 hours per week. Specific performance objectives are established for the student. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 213 Clinical Education VIII • 8 Cr.

Eighth in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students work at clinical sites, 24 hours per week. Specific performance objectives are established for the student. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 220 Pathology I • 3 Cr.

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.

RATEC 221 Pathology II • 2 Cr.

Continues RATEC 220. Students become familiar with the etiology, symptoms, prognosis, and imaging of disease processes of the cardiovascular, nervous, hemoparetic, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 230 Quality Assurance • 2 Cr.

Presents theory and practice for operating a successful quality assurance program in a diagnostic radiology department. Students discuss the importance of quality control with respect to health care costs, radiation exposure to patients, and improvement of the diagnostic quality of images. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 240 Radiation Biology & Protection • 3 Cr.

Explores types of radiation, interaction of radiation with matter, and the effects of those interactions in human tissue. Students learn methods and principles of radiation protection for both patient and technologist. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 294 Special Topics in Radiology • V1-5 Cr.

Allows study of special topics that may be necessary to update students in the field of radiologic technology. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 295 Special Topics in Radiology • V1-5 Cr.

Allows study of special topics that may be necessary to update students in the field of radiologic technology. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 296 Special Topics in Radiology • V1-5 Cr.

Allows study of special topics that may be necessary to update students in the field of radiologic technology. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 297 Special Topics in Radiology • V1-5 Cr.

Allows study of special topics that may be necessary to update students in the field of radiologic technology. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor.

RATEC 299 Independent Studies • V1-5 Cr.

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