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Department of Radiologic Sciences

Department of Radiologic Sciences

Course Descriptions

RADS R 495 : DMS Clinical Practicum II

6 credits
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)
Prerequisite - , RADS R491, RADS R492, RADS R494

RADS-J 205 : Topical Anatomy and Medical Imaging

2 credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS R181

RADS-J 301 : Orientation to Radiation Oncology

4 credits
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.
Prerequisite - R.T.(R) or RADS R100

RADS-J 302 : Radiation Oncology Techniques

3 credits
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.
Prerequisite - R.T.(R) or RADS R100, RADS J301 and RADS J350

RADS-J 303 : Clinical Oncology I

3 credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS R100 and RADS J301

RADS-J 304 : Radiation Oncology Patient Care

2 credits
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
Prerequisite - R.T.(R) or RADS R100

RADS-J 305 : Clinical Dosimetry

3 credits
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.

RADS-J 350 : Clinical Experience: Basic

2- credits
Clinical observation and assistance in the clinical skills ofradiation therapy technology under the direct supervision of a registered radiation therapist or equivalent.
Prerequisite - R.T.(R) or RADS R181

RADS-J 351 : Clinical Practicum II

2- credits
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.
Prerequisite - R.T.(R) or RADS J350

RADS-J 400 : Physics of Radiation Oncology I

3 credits
Fundamental principles of the physical quantities of radiation and atomic and nuclear theory. To include discussions of radiation oncology equipment.
Prerequisite - R.T.(R), RADS R250 or PHYS P101, MATH M119 or MATH M125

RADS-J 401 : Physics of Radiation Oncology II

3 credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS J400

RADS-J 402 : Radiation Oncology Techniques II

3 credits
Provides sessions on concepts of treat­ment techniques and treatment planning rationale.
Prerequisite - RADS J302

RADS-J 403 : Clinical Oncology II

3 credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS J303

RADS-J 404 : Quality Management in Radiation Oncology

3 credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS 300 or RADS J301, RADS 305 and RADS J350

RADS-J 409 : Senior Project in Radiation Oncology

3 credits
Individual research in radiation oncology. Research proposal requires the approval of the program director.

RADS-J 450 : Clinical Practicum III

2- credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS J351

RADS-J 451 : Clinical Practicum IV

2- credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS J450

RADS-J 452 : Clinical Practicum V

2- credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS J451

RADS-R 100 : Orientation to Radiologic Technology

2 credits
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- credits
Concepts in radiography with emphasis on the radiographic procedures used to demonstrate the skeletal system. (Fall)
Prerequisite - RADS R100 and RADS R103

RADS-R 102 : Principles of Radiography I

3 credits
Basic concepts of radiation, its production, and its interactions with matter. Includes the production of the radiographic image and film processing. (Fall)
Prerequisite - RADS R103, RADS R181

RADS-R 103 : Introduction to Clinical Radiography

2 credits
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- credits
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.

RADS-R 182 : Clinical Experience in Radiography

1- credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS R181

RADS-R 185 : Medical Terminology

1 credit
Introduction to the origin and derivation of medical words as well as their meanings. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)

RADS-R 200 : Pathology

3 credits
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)
Prerequisite - anatomy / physiology

RADS-R 201 : Radiographic Procedures II

3 credits
Concepts in radiography with emphasis on radio­graphic procedures used to demonstrate the skull and those requiring the use of contrast media. (Spring)
Prerequisite - RADS R101, RADS R182

RADS-R 202 : Principles of Radiography II

3 credits
Continuation of RADS R102 with emphasis on the properties that affect the quality of the radiographic image. (Spring)
Prerequisite - RADS R102, RADS R182

RADS-R 205 : Radiographic Procedures III

3 credits
Concepts in radiography with emphasis on special radiographic procedures and related imaging modalities. (Fall)
Prerequisite - RADS R201

RADS-R 207 : Seminar in Radiography

.5 credits
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 credits
Continuation of RADS R202 with emphasis on the application of radiography principles of imaging equipment. (Fall)
Prerequisite - RADS R202

RADS-R 250 : Physics Applied to Radiology

2- credits
Fundamentals of radiation physics, X-ray generation, and equipment quality control. (Fall)
Prerequisite - College algebra

RADS-R 260 : Radiation Biology and Protection in Diagnostic Radiology

1- credits
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)
Prerequisite - RADS R250

RADS-R 281 : Clinical Experience in Radiography

1- credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS R182

RADS-R 282 : Clinical Experience in Radiography

1- credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS R281

RADS-R 283 : Clinical Experience in Radiography

1- credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS R282

RADS-R 290 : Comprehensive Experience

1- credits
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.
Prerequisite - RADS R283

RADS-R 404 : Sectional Imaging Anatomy

2- credits
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 credits
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 credits
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)
Prerequisite - RADS R405

RADS-R 408 : Topics in Radiologic Sciences

.5 credits
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 credits
Independent readings and research on a selected medical imaging topic. A paper in publishable form must be written as part of the project.

RADS-R 414 : Sectional Imaging Pathology

3 credits
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)
Prerequisite - RADS R404

RADS-R 481 : Clinical Practicum: Vascular Imaging

.5 credits
Clinical experience in the performance of vascular and neurological imaging studies.

RADS-R 482 : Clinical Practicum: Computed Tomography

.5 credits
Clinical experience in the performance of computed tomographic imaging studies.

RADS-R 483 : Clinical Practicum: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

.5 credits
Clinical experience in the performance of magnetic resonance imaging studies.

RADS-R 484 : Clinical Practicum: Ultrasound Imaging

1- credits
Clinical experience in the performance of ultrasound imaging studies.

RADS-R 485 : Clinical Practicum

.5 credits
Clinical experience in medical imaging studies.  Specific area of expertice will be determined by availability of instructor.

RADS-R 490 : Fundamentals in Ultrasound

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

RADS-R 491 : DMS Imaging - Abdomen / Small Parts

5 credits
Introduces the student to normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology of the abdomen and small parts as imaged in ultrasound. (Spring)
Prerequisite - R490, R404

RADS-R 492 : DMS Imaging - Obstetrics / Gynecology

5 credits
Introduces the student to normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology found in obstetrics and gynecology as imaged in ultrasound.  (Spring)
Prerequisite - R490, R404

RADS-R 493 : Ultrasound Physics

4 credits
Introduces the student to physics as it applies to the sound wave. (Fall)
Prerequisite - R495

RADS-R 494 : DMS Clinical Practicum I

6 credits
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)
Prerequisite - R490, R404

RADS-R 496 : DMS Clinical Practicum III

8 credits
Designed to complete the student''s education in clinical applications.  (Fall)
Prerequisite - RADS R495