College of Health and Human Services

Schools & Divisions

Radiologic Sciences
Courses
  • RADS-J 205 Topical Anatomy and Medical Imaging (2 cr.) P: RADS R181 Procedure for imaging human structure and their relevance to radiation therapy; topographical anatomy and cross-sectional anatomy. Identification of anatomic structures as demonstrated through various imaging modalities. (Odd years, Fall). 
  • RADS-J 301 Orientation to Radiation Oncology (4 cr.) P: R.T.(R) or RADS R100 An overview of radiation oncology and the role of the radiation therapist. Presentation will orient students to the physical and biological basis of radiation oncology equipment, procedures, tumor pathology, and patient interaction. (Odd years, Fall).
  • RADS-J 302 Radiation Oncology Techniques (3 cr.) P: R.T.(R) or RADS R100, RADS J301 and RADS J350 Technical provides the student therapist with the technical aspects of radiation therapy. Discussion will include modalities of treatment and the distinctive properties of each patient setup consideration. This will also include basic hand calculations. (Even years, Spring)
  • RADS-J 303 Clinical Oncology I (3 cr.) P: RADS R100 and RADS J301 This course will provide the student with the fundamentals of clinical radiation oncology. Malignant conditions, their etiology, and methods of treatment are discussed. Attention is given to patient prognosis, treatment results, and the effects of combined therapies. (Even years, Fall)
  • RADS-J 304 Radiation Oncology Patient Care (2 cr.) P: R.T.(R) or RADS R100 Concepts of radiation oncology patient care, including considerations of patients' physical and psychological condition. Factors influencing patients' general health during and following a course of radiation therapy treatments will be identified.  (Odd years, Fall).
  • RADS-J 305 Clinical Dosimetry (3 cr.) Concepts of clinical dosimetry and treatment planning. Delivery methods, to include single- and multiple-beam techniques, are discussed. Tumor localization, dose calculations, and summation of isodose curves are performed. (Even years, Fall)
  • RADS-J 350 Clinical Experience: Basic (2-6 cr.) P: R.T.(R) or RADS R181 Clinical observation and assistance in the clinical skills ofradiation therapy technology under the direct supervision of a registered radiation therapist or equivalent. (Odd years, Fall).
  • RADS-J 351 Clinical Practicum II (4 cr.) P: R.T.(R) or RADS J350 Clinical application of patient positioning immobilization, block fabrication, patient simulation techniques, treatment delivery, dosimetry, treatment planning, patient care management, and radiation protection under the direct supervision of a registered radiation therapist or equivalent. (Even years, Spring)
  • RADS-J 400 Physics of Radiation Oncology I (3 cr.) P: R.T.(R), RADS R250 or PHYS P101, MATH M119 or MATH M125 Fundamental principles of the physical quantities of radiation and atomic and nuclear theory. To include discussions of radiation oncology equipment. (Even years, Fall)
  • RADS-J 401 Physics of Radiation Oncology II (3 cr.) P: RADS J400 Continuation of RADS J400 with emphasis on the interactions of ionizing radiation with matter: radiation detection and measurement devices; radiation units; equipment calibration; brachytherapy; and calculation techniques. Principles and concepts of radiation protection are discussed. (Odd years, Spring)
  • RADS-J 402 Radiation Oncology Techniques II (3 cr.) P: RADS J302 Provides sessions on concepts of treat­ment techniques and treatment planning rationale. (Even years, Summer)
  • RADS-J 403 Clinical Oncology II (3 cr.) P: RADS J303 This course will provide the student with the fundamentals of clinical radiation oncology. Malignant conditions, their etiology, and methods of treatment are discussed. Attention is given to patient prognosis, treatment results and the effects of combined therapies. (Odd years, Spring)
  • RADS-J 404 Quality Management in Radiation Oncology (3 cr.) P: RADS 300 or RADS J301, RADS 305 and RADS J350 Identification and application of a comprehensive quality management program in a radiation oncology facility. Includes discussion of the operations and functions of a radiation oncology facility with emphasis on quality improvement techniques. (Odd years, Spring)
  • RADS-J 409 Senior Project in Radiation Oncology (3 cr.) Individual research in radiation oncology. Research proposal requires the approval of the program director. (Odd years, Spring)
  • RADS-J 450 Clinical Practicum III (2-6 cr.) P: RADS J351 Clinical application of patient positioning immobilization, block fabrication, patient simulation techniques, treatment planning, patient care management, and radiation protection under the direct supervision of a registered radiation therapist. (Even years, Summer)
  • RADS-J 451 Clinical Practicum IV (4 cr.) P: RADS J450 Clinical application of patient positioning immobiliza­tion, block fabrication, patient simulation techniques, treatment delivery, dosimetry, treatment planning, patient care management, and radiation protection under the direct supervision of a registered radiation therapist. (Even years, Fall)
  • RADS-J 452 Clinical Practicum V (2-6 cr.) P: RADS J451 Clinical application of patient positioning immobiliza­tion, block fabrication, patient simulation techniques, treatment delivery, dosimetry, treatment planning, patient care management, and radiation protection under the direct supervision of a registered radiation therapist. (Odd years, Spring)
  • RADS-R 100 Orientation to Radiologic Technology (2 cr.) C: RADS R181 and RADS R103 Introduction to the field of radiology and its history. Student learns proper ethical standards, becomes acquainted with the duties and responsibilities in personal care for the patient, investigates radiation protection for the patient and personnel. (Summer)
  • RADS-R 101 Radiographic Procedures I (3 cr.) P: RADS R100 and RADS R103 C: RADS R102 and RADS R182 Concepts in radiography with emphasis on the radiographic procedures used to demonstrate the skeletal system. (Fall)
  • RADS-R 102 Principles of Radiography I (3 cr.) P: RADS R103, RADS R181 C: RADS R101, RADS R182 Basic concepts of radiation, its production, and its interactions with matter. Includes the production of the radiographic image and film processing. (Fall)
  • RADS-R 103 Introduction to Clinical Radiography (2 cr.) C: RADS R181 and RADS R100 Introduction to the functions and basic procedures of a diagnostic radiography department. Emphasis is placed on radiographic equipment, radiation protection, positioning terminology, and procedures used on typical radiographic examinations. (Summer)
  • RADS-R 181 Clinical Experience in Radiography (1-6 cr.) C: RADS R100 or RADS R103 Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached. (Summer)
  • RADS-R 182 Clinical Experience in Radiography (4 cr.) P: RADS R181 Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached. (Fall)
  • RADS-R 185 Medical Terminology (1 cr.) Introduction to the origin and derivation of medical words as well as their meanings. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)
  • RADS-R 200 Pathology (3 cr.) P: anatomy / physiology A survey of the changes that occur in the diseased state to include general concepts of disease, causes of disease, clinical symptoms and treatment, and diseases that affect specific body systems. (Spring)
  • RADS-R 201 Radiographic Procedures II (3 cr.) P: RADS R101, RADS R182 C: RADS R202 Concepts in radiography with emphasis on radio­graphic procedures used to demonstrate the skull and those requiring the use of contrast media. (Spring)
  • RADS-R 202 Principles of Radiography II (3 cr.) P: RADS R102, RADS R182 C: RADS R201 Continuation of RADS R102 with emphasis on the properties that affect the quality of the radiographic image. (Spring)
  • RADS-R 205 Radiographic Procedures III (3 cr.) P: RADS R201 C: RADS R222 Concepts in radiography with emphasis on special radiographic procedures and related imaging modalities. (Fall)
  • RADS-R 207 Seminar in Radiography (2 cr.) Individual and group study focusing on current and emerging imaging topics.  May be repeated for credit if topic differs.
  • RADS-R 222 Principles of Radiography III (3 cr.) P: RADS R202 C: RADS 205 Continuation of RADS R202 with emphasis on the application of radiography principles of imaging equipment. (Fall)
  • RADS-R 250 Physics Applied to Radiology (3 cr.) P: College algebra Fundamentals of radiation physics, X-ray generation, and equipment quality control. (Fall)
  • RADS-R 260 Radiation Biology and Protection in Diagnostic Radiology (3 cr.) P: RADS R250 Study of the biological effects of ionizing radiation and the standards and methods of protection. Emphasis is placed on X-ray interactions. Also included are discussions onradiation exposure standards and radiation monitoring. (Spring)
  • RADS-R 281 Clinical Experience in Radiography (1-6 cr.) P: RADS R182 Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached. (Spring)
  • RADS-R 282 Clinical Experience in Radiography (1-6 cr.) P: RADS R281 Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached. (Summer)
  • RADS-R 283 Clinical Experience in Radiography (4 cr.) P: RADS R282 Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology under the direct supervision of a registered technologist until mastery of clinical objectives is reached. (Fall)
  • RADS-R 290 Comprehensive Experience (1-8 cr.) P: RADS R283 Clinical application of radiographic positioning, exposure techniques, and departmental procedures in all phases of radiologic technology under the direct supervision of a registered technologist. Successful completion involves mastery of all clinical aspects of the program. (Spring)
  • RADS-R 404 Sectional Imaging Anatomy (3 cr.) An in-depth study of sectional anatomy pertinent to ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Standard transverse, parasagittal, and coronal planes are included, utilizing images from all three imaging modalities. A discussion of technique, artifacts, and pathology-related alterations of cross- sectional anatomic appearances is included. (Fall)
  • RADS-R 405 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging I (3 cr.) Physics and imaging concepts in cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, diagnostic medical sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging. (Fall)
  • RADS-R 406 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging II (3 cr.) P: RADS R405 Procedural concepts in cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, diagnostic medical sonography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Image analysis of normal and abnormal studies will be presented. (Spring)
  • RADS-R 408 Topics in Radiologic Sciences (3 cr.) Study of selected topics in radiologic sciences. May be repeated once for credit if topics differ. (Fall)
  • RADS-R 409 Senior Project in Medical Imaging Technology (3 cr.) Independent readings and research on a selected medical imaging topic. A paper in publishable form must be written as part of the project. (Fall, Spring)
  • RADS-R 414 Sectional Imaging Pathology (3 cr.) P: RADS R404 An in-depth study of general pathology concepts and diseases that affect specific body systems. An emphasis is placed on the appearance of the disease process on sectional images. (Spring)
  • RADS-R 481 Clinical Practicum: Vascular Imaging (1-6 cr.) Clinical experience in the performance of vascular and neurological imaging studies. (Fall, Spring)
  • RADS-R 482 Clinical Practicum: Computed Tomography (1-6 cr.) Clinical experience in the performance of computed tomographic imaging studies. (Fall, Spring)
  • RADS-R 483 Clinical Practicum: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (1-6 cr.) Clinical experience in the performance of magnetic resonance imaging studies. (Fall, Spring)
  • RADS-R 485 Clinical Practicum (1-6 cr.) Clinical experience in medical imaging studies.  Specific area of expertice will be determined by availability of instructor.
  • RADS-R 490 Fundamentals in Ultrasound (4 cr.)

    Introduces the student to the basic ultrasound environment and basic ultrasound concepts. (Fall)

  • RADS-R 491 DMS Imaging - Abdomen / Small Parts (5 cr.) P: R490, R404 Introduces the student to normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology of the abdomen and small parts as imaged in ultrasound. (Spring)
  • RADS-R 492 DMS Imaging - Obstetrics / Gynecology (5 cr.) P: R490, R404 Introduces the student to normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology found in obstetrics and gynecology as imaged in ultrasound.  (Spring)
  • RADS-R 493 Ultrasound Physics (4 cr.) P: R495 Introduces the student to physics as it applies to the sound wave. (Fall)
  • RADS-R 494 DMS Clinical Practicum I (6 cr.) P: R490, R404 Introduces the student to the ultrasound department in the clinical setting.  Students will learn to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to a real life setting.  (Spring)
  • RADS-R 495 DMS Clinical Practicum II (6 cr.) P: RADS R491, RADS R492, RADS R494 Designed to increase the student's ability to apply knowledge in the clinical setting. Students will continue learning scanning techniques and processes to performing exams.  (Summer)
  • RADS-R 496 DMS Clinical Practicum III (8 cr.) P: RADS R495 Designed to complete the student's education in clinical applications.  (Fall)

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