Course Number & Name:  RTC 110 Radiologic Advanced Positioning Principles IV

Credit Hours:  1.0             Contact Hours:  1.0          Lecture:  1.0       Lab:  1.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Formal acceptance into the Radiography Program; Grades of “C” or better in RTC 105 AND RTC 106
Concurrent Courses:  Grades of “C” or better in RTC 109 AND RTC 112

Course Description: Students gain, through problem solving and completion of experiments, a thorough working knowledge of special and troublesome procedures. This course is for students who have practiced the basic views and are aware of positioning limitations. Students learn alternate positioning skills to image various anatomical structures in the emergency room environment. 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 and respond to emergency situations with patients in the emergency department and the radiology department;
  2. properly prepare for and perform mobile radiography in both regular and patient isolation conditions;
  3. apply the necessary knowledge and skills to operate and perform operating procedures under sterile conditions with optimal radiation protection; and
  4. identify the body systems, terminology, and basic cross sectional anatomy in the CT department.
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