SRJC Course Outlines

7/7/2022 9:57:03 AMRADT 66 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 66Title:  SPECIAL MODALITIES  
Full Title:  Special Modalities
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

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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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Principles of specialized imaging modalities. Principles of venipuncture, computerized tomography,  fluoroscopy and its related equipment. Demonstration and practice of venipuncture.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of RADT 63B and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 71E


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Principles of specialized imaging modalities. Principles of venipuncture, computerized tomography,  fluoroscopy and its related equipment. Demonstration and practice of venipuncture.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of RADT 63B and Concurrent Enrollment in RADT 71E
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Manipulate equipment in special procedure rooms; operate fluroscopes, digital equipment, and
    computerized tomography.
2.  Become eligible to sit for the State fluoroscopy examination.
3.  Provide patient education in various aspects of special modalities in Radiology.
4.  Competently perform venipuncture, as permitted by the State of California.
 

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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Explain the steps of operation of a medical fluoroscopic imaging system.
2. Describe the direct correlation between the 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 and angiography.
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
    A. Principles
     B. Equipment and operational procedures
     C. Procedure and safety protocols
VI. Angiography
    A. Principles
    B. Equipment and perational 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 pages per week)
2. Completion of 4 - 6 research term papers (2-4 pages each)
3. One midterm examination
4. Final examination
5. Completion of a PACS project
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Completion of a minimum of 10 venipunctures

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
20 - 40%
Research papers, PACS project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Performance exams, A minimum of 10 venipunctures
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Midterm and final exams
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. 11th ed. Ballinger, Philip and Frank, Eugene. 2013 (classic)
Instructor-prepared material

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