SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 11:11:25 PMRADT 66 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 66Title:  SPECIAL MODALITIES  
Full Title:  Special Modalities
Last Reviewed:9/25/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled61.25
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  122.50Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will learn principles of specialized imaging modalities, including principles of venipuncture, computerized tomography, fluoroscopy, and related equipment. Students will practice and demonstrate competence in venipuncture.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of RADT 61C and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 71D


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to Program

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will learn principles of specialized imaging modalities, including principles of venipuncture, computerized tomography, fluoroscopy, and related equipment. Students will practice and demonstrate competence in venipuncture.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of RADT 61C and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 71D
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance to Program
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Manipulate equipment in special procedure rooms.
2. Operate fluroscopes, digital equipment, and computerized tomography.
3. Competently perform venipuncture, as permitted by the State of California.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Explain the steps of operation of a medical fluoroscopic imaging system.
2. Describe the direct correlation between patient radiation dose and use of fluoroscopy.
3. Apply principles of radiation protection to self, patients, and other personnel.
4. Identify viscera and cardiovascular systems, lungs, heart, brain, and cross-sectional anatomy on radiographic images.
5. List the components and operation of a computerized tomography system.
6. Perform venipunctures in medical imaging environments.

Topics and Scope
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I. Principles of Fluoroscopy
     A. Overhead X-ray tube
     B. Undertable X-ray tube
     C. Mobile unit
     D. Digital fluoroscopy
II.  Operation of Fluoroscopic Imaging Systems
    A. Digital fluoroscopy
    B. Post processing capabilities
III. State Regulations in Fluoroscopy
     A. Requirements
     B. Good practice
IV.  Patient Radiation Dose in Fluoroscopy
    A. Primary radiation
    B. Secondary and scatter radiation
    C. Skin dose
    D. Organ dose
V. Computerized Tomography (CT)
    A. Principles
     B. Equipment and operational procedures
     C. Patient procedures and safety protocols
VI. Angiography
    A. Principles
    B. Equipment and operational procedures
    C. Accessory devices
VII.  Radiographic Anatomy and Medical Images
    A. Visceral organs
    B. Cardiovascular system
    C. Lungs
    D. Heart
    E. Brain
    F. Cross-sectional anatomy
VIII.  Venipuncture
    A. Principles
    B. Instrumentation
    C. Regulations
    D. Practice  
IX. Filmless and Paperless Radiology
     A. Picture archiving and communication system (PACS)
    B. Digital communication
     C. Radiology information system
     D. Hospital information system
     E. Electronic medical records
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Chapter readings (20-40 pages per week)
2. Written homework and chapter assignments.
3. Completion of modality specific interactive learning modules (6-8)
4. Quizzes (10-15)
5. Midterm exam (1)
6. Final exam (1)
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Completion of successful venipunctures (10 minimum)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework and chapter assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Modality specific module assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Completion of successful venipunctures
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes; midterm exam; final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positions and Radiologic Procedures. 15th ed. Long, Bruce and Rollins, Jeannean and Smith, Barbara. Elsevier. 2023.
Patient Care in Radiography with an Introduction to Medical Imaging. 10th ed. Ehrlich, Ruth Ann and Coakes, Dawn M. Elsevier. 2021.
Instructor-prepared material

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