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RTC 203 SPECIAL PROCEDURES – Laboratory

RTC 203 – Special Procedures   

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  RTC 203 Special Procedures

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  5.0          Lecture:  2.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in RTC 202

Co-requisites:  RTC 204 and RTC 205                        Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: Students learn about the specialized and highly technical procedures in radiography, such as computerized axial tomography (CAT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and angiography, and the general indications for each examination. Students will be introduced to Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, and Bone Densitometry. Quality control methods are also covered. Selected radiographs supplement anatomical review of the systems to be examined, prior to radiographic procedures. 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. describe the parts of a computer utilized in radiographic imaging;
  2. identify and/or explain the basic concepts behind Computed Tomography (CT) imaging;
  3. recognize and describe interventional studies performed in the radiology department;
  4. explain the basic operation and safety aspects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI);
  5. describe the three types of digital imaging;
  6. perform quality control tests required for imaging departments;
  7. recognize and differentiate between the regulating agencies, departments, and committees, with which medical imaging departments and staff must be in compliance; and
  8. describe the basic concepts of radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and bone densitometry.