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RTC 101 RADIOLOGIC POSITIONING PRINCIPLES I

RTC 101 – Radiographic Positioning Principles I     

Course Outline

Course Number & Name: RTC 101 Radiographic Positioning Principles I

Credit Hours:  4.0              Contact Hours 4.0            Lecture: 4.0                  Lab: 3. 0            Other: N/A

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Radiography Program

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses: None

Course Description This course provides instruction, with related terminology, in radiographic positioning of lower and upper extremities, chests, and abdomens. Lecture is supplemented with demonstrations and opportunities for students to practice the skills in the radiographic room. Critiques of radiographic films are conducted in the classroom/laboratory.

Course Goals:   Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. define and use standard terminology for radiographic positioning and projection;
  2. identify all pertinent anatomy of the chest/thorax/upper respiratory system, abdomen, upper extremities, and lower extremities;
  3. identify all pertinent positioning for the chest/thorax/upper respiratory system, abdomen, upper extremities, and lower extremities, including topical landmarks; and
  4. determine proper technique, IR selection, and central ray position for all radiographic positions, patients, body habitus, and pathology situations.