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RTC 106 RADIOLOGIC POSITIONING PRINCIPLES II – Laboratory

RTC 106 – Radiologic Positioning Principles II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  RTC 106 Radiologic Positioning Principles II

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  4.0          Lecture:  4.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in RTC 101

Co-requisites:  RTC 107 and RTC 108                        Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course is a continuation of RTC 101.  Instruction is provided in radiographic positioning of the vertebral column, pelvic girdles, and bones of the thorax. Students are taught radiographic procedures using contrast media. 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 completion of this course the student radiographer will be able to:

  1. identify all pertinent anatomy of the hip, pelvis, boney thorax, vertebral column, GI, biliary, and GU tracts, and female reproductive system;
  2. identify all pertinent positioning for the hip, pelvis, boney thorax, vertebral column, GI, biliary, and GU tracts, and female reproductive system with proper contrast media selection; and
  3. determine proper technique, IR selection, and central ray position for all radiographic positions, patients, body habitus, and pathology situations.