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Radiologic Technology


RAD 10 Introduction to Radiography Units 3.5
Prerequisites: BIOL 31 and BIOL 32, or BIOL 33; and H S 36 with a grade of "C" or better and concurrent enrollment in RAD 10A.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of Radiologic Technology. Emphasis is placed on methods of promoting optimal patient care and the importance of developing a professional and caring attitude. Ethics and professional organizations are covered. Factors required for X-ray production are discussed including detailed instruction of the beneficial and destructive potentials of ionizing radiation. Safe radiation protection procedures for self, patients, and hospital personnel are discussed. The course includes body mechanics, infection control, and fundamentals of venipuncture and medical computer systems. (CSU)

RAD 10A Beginning Clinical Laboratory Units 3
Prerequisites: None. Corerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in RAD 10.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to clinical radiographic training. The course includes practical training in the functions of the darkroom, office, computer systems, file rooms, and training involving patient transportation. An introduction to x-ray equipment and technical factor selection is included, as well as lab practice in venipuncture. (CSU)

RAD 10B Intermediate Clinical Laboratory Units 6
Prerequisites: RAD 10A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractural agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide clinical radiographic training. The course includes examinations of the chest, extremities, shoulder and pelvic girdles and abdomen all done under direct supervision. Technical factor selection and equipment manipulatoin are included. Portable and operating room radiography are also included in this course. (CSU)

RAD 11 Radiographic Positioning and Terminology Units 6
Prerequisites: RAD 10 with a grade of "C" or better and concurrent enrollment in RAD 12 and RAD 13.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce positioning techniques, medical terminology, and anatomy as they relate to the chest, abdomen, extremities, shoulder and pelvic girdles, spinal column, and alimentary system. Portable and operating room procedures, proper equipment selection, immobilization, and radiation protection procedures are stressed. Identification of anatomical structures is supported through film critique sessions of radiographs. (CSU)

RAD 12 Radiographic Anatomy Units 2
Prerequisites: RAD 10 with a grade of "C" or better and concurrent enrollment in RAD 11 and RAD 13.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce anatomical terminology; cell division; structure of skin, bones and joints; as well as structure of the extremities, vertebral column, and thorax. Radiographic imaging methods of these structures are presented, as well as common pathological conditions identified in radiography. (CSU)

RAD 13 Principles of Radiographic Technique Units 4
Prerequisites: RAD 10 with a grade of "C" or better and concurrent enrollment in RAD 11 and RAD 12.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles involved in producing a diagnostic radiograph. The course includes detailed instruction in radiographic film, equipment, and accessories utilized in image production. The primary factors of kilovoltage (KV), milliamperage (MA), time, and distance are explained. Practical application of exposure calculations is performed. Also included is: discussion of the sensitometric properties of x-ray film; quality control, patient characteristics; pathological conditions relative to technique selection; the principles and designs of radiographic technique charts; and fundamental principles of digital radiography and fluoroscopy. (CSU)

RAD 14 Darkroom Chemistry and Processing Units 1
Prerequisites: RAD 13 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with: the principles associated with processing room design and function; film storage and handling, manual and automatic processing chemicals and techniques; automatic processor systems and functions; latent image formation; identification and causes of film artifacts, and silver recovery/fixer recycling systems. Also included are quality control and repeat analysis. (CSU)

RAD 20 Advanced Radiographic Positioning and Terminology Units 4
Prerequisites: RAD 11 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in RAD 20A, RAD 21, and RAD 22.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce positioning techniques, medical terminology, related anatomy, and preparation for specialized procedures including radoigraphy: the bony thorax, skull, facial bones, sinuses, mastoids, urinary and biliary systems, circulatory systems, female reproductive system, sialography, tomography, pediatric radiography, and arthrography. Proper equipment selection, immobilization, and radiation protection procedures are stressed. Proper demonstration and identification of required anatomical structures are supported through film critique sessions of radiographs. An introduction to Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is included. (CSU)

RAD 20A Advanced Clinical Laboratory Units 8
Prerequisites: RAD 10B with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in RAD 20, RAD 21, and RAD 22.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to emphasize positioning techniques and technical factor calculation. An introduction to positioning of the skull, facial bones, mastoids, and the thorax is included. The student participates in specialized radiographic procedures including myelography, sialography, hysterography, arthrography, arteriography, and other specialized procedures requiring sterile and aseptic techniques. (CSU)

RAD 21 Advanced Radiographic Anatomy Units 2
Prerequisites: RAD 12 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in RAD 20, RAD 20A, and RAD 22.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to complex systems of the body. The course includes the structures of the various parts of each specialized system. The systems involved are the muscular, circulatory, digestive, genitourinary, nervous, endocrine, and others. Radiographic application of these systems is presented as well as common anomalies and pathologies related to these systems as indicated by radiographic examination. Detailed study of the skull and facial bones is included. (CSU)

RAD 22 Fundamentals of X-Ray and Radium Physics Units 4
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in RAD 20, RAD 20A, and RAD 21.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the structure of the atom, concepts of mechanics, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetism, electrodynamics, electrostatics, electric generators and motors. The production and control of high voltage rectifiers, and the components and principles of operation of the x-ray circuit are also included. Properties of x-rays, x-ray production, and x-ray interaction with matter are detailed. Performing calculations utilizing the English and metric systems are covered. (CSU)

RAD 23 Positioning and Technical Laboratory Units 0.5
Prerequisites: RAD 13 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the practical application of technical exposure calculations, accessory equipment, positioning techniques, and radiation protection procedures. (CSU)

RAD 30 Intermediate Positioning and Technical Laboratory Units 0.5
Prerequisites: RAD 23 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to explore the practical application of technical exposure calculations, accessory equipment, positioning techniques, and radiation protection at the intermediate level. The student learns how to identify and obtain radiographs of optimal quality. (CSU)

RAD 30A Senior Clinical Laboratory Units 5
Prerequisites: RAD 20A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide clinical training in radiographic procedures under direct or general supervision. The course includes rotation through surgery magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, mammography, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, special procedures, radiation therapy, and general radiography. (CSU)

RAD 30B Advanced Senior Clinical Laboratory Units 10
Prerequisites: RAD 30A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide advanced clinical training in radiographic procedures. The student obtains experience in a surgical setting with axial tomography, ultrasound, mammography, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, special procedures, radiation therapy, and general radiography. (CSU)

RAD 31 Advanced Positioning and Technical Laboratory Units 1
Prerequisites: RAD 30 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the application of test tools used for quality control in routine radiography, fluoroscopy, and for determining radiation exposure doses. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of techniques which limit radiation dosage to the patient. (CSU)

RAD 32 Sectional Anatomy Units 2
Prerequisites: RAD 21 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide student with an understanding of anatomy in three dimensions. Transverse, sagittal, and coronal sections of anatomy are discussed, along with dimensional relationships. Utilizing examination examples of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound, each region of the body is studied. The student gains an understanding of disease process and abnormal pathology as presented in three dimensions. (CSU)

RAD 40 Senior Review, Adv. Radiation Protection, & Fluoroscopic Systems Units 6
Prerequisites: RAD 10 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for advanced student qualifying for graduation from a 24-month program. The course includes formal instruction in radiation protection, specifically California Code of Regulations Title 17, Public Health, and the standards of the National Council on Radiation protection (NCRP). In preparation for the state and national examinations, a comprehensive review of materials covered throughout the two-year period is included with additional information on imaging equipment and innovative technology. (CSU)

RAD 40A Radiographic Laboratory Units 9
Prerequisites: RAD 30B with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to continue the practical training in radiographic procedures under general supervision with emphasis on perfecting all radiologic examination techniques. Further exposure to angiographic procedures and specialized fluoroscopic examinations is included as well as rotations through computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (CSU)

RAD 41 Radiographic Pathology and Film Critique Units 3
Prerequisites: RAD 32 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program due to contractual agreement with hospital.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide an overview of human pathologies. The student identifies changes that occur with disease and injury and their applicatoin to radiologic Technology. The student gains an understanding of these disease processes in order to handle seriously ill or injured patients by selecting positions and technical factors which produce quality diagnostic radiographs. (CSU)




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