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  • Course description
    The Radiologic Technology Program at Johnson College is a two-year (21-month) competency based, learner centered program that combines both traditional academics and clinical education. The Program prepares graduates to enter the Radiology Profession as entry level technologists within weeks of completing the program.


    RAD 132      RADIOLOGIC POSITIONING I/LAB

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 75

    Description:
    This course introduces the student to basic terminology used in radiographic positioning. The curriculum provides a comprehensive study of theory and principles of basic positions of the upper and lower extremities, bony thorax, chest, abdomen, gastrointestinal system, biliary tract and urinary system. This course is designed to develop competency through a combination of lecture and laboratory. Further practice will come in the actual clinical setting under the guidance of an assigned clinical instructor.

    RAD 133      RADIOLOGIC EXPOSURES & PRINCIPLES I/LAB

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 75

    Description:
    This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques relating to the production of x-rays. Emphasis is placed on the factors affecting an acceptable radiograph: contrast, density, recorded detail and visibility of detail.

    RAD 134      INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGY/PATIENT CARE

    Credits: 2
    Hours: 30

    Description:
    This course will introduce the student to the field of radiology. It will review today’s health care and hospital environment, accrediting bodies, and the professional ethics guiding the health worker today. The profession will be examined to assist students in committing themselves to a career in Radiography. This course also provides a comprehensive study of basic concepts regarding patient care. The student will study proper body mechanics, transfer techniques, medical asepsis, communication skills with patients and co-workers, how to measure vital signs, how to deal with medical emergencies, and isolation techniques.

    RAD 135      RADIOLOGIC POSITIONING II/LAB

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 75

    Description:
    This course is a continuation of RAD 132. The course is designed to develop competency in diagnostic procedures of the vertebral column and cranium. Competence will be demonstrated on a weekly basis in a laboratory setting. Further practice will come in the actual clinical setting under the guidance of an assigned clinical radiographer. Prerequisites: RAD 132, RAD 133, RAD 134, HAP 101

    RAD 136      RADIOLOGIC EXPOSURES & PRINCIPLES II/LAB

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 75

    Description:
    A continuation of RAD 133, this course is designed to acquaint students with the comprehensive analysis of the factors affecting image quality requiring integration of all exposure and technical factors previously learned. The student will also become familiar with film processing. Prerequisites: RAD 131, RAD 132, RAD 133, RAD 134, HAP 101

    RAD 137      RADIOLOGIC NURSING PROCEDURES

    Credits: 1
    Hours: 15

    Description:
    This course is a continuation of patient care techniques. It progresses into theory and advanced application of the clinical concepts of patient care and medical techniques in the radiology department. The student will become familiar with venipuncture, contrast media use and interactions, history taking and basic pharmacology. Prerequisites: RAD 132, RAD 133, RAD 134

    RAD 138      RADIATION BIOLOGY & PROTECTION

    Credits: 3
    Hours: 45

    Description:
    This course describes the effects of ionizing radiation on cells in the human body. Special emphasis is placed on how the effects of x-ray radiation affect biological tissue. Radiation protection and monitoring concepts will be reviewed. Prerequisites: RAD 132, RAD 133, RAD 134, HAP 102

    RAD 231      RADIOLOGIC PATHOLOGY

    Credits: 2
    Hours: 30

    Description:
    This course emphasizes human pathology on a gross anatomic level. Inflammatory, immunology, infections, traumatic and neoplastic processes will be emphasized. Specific diseases will be studied in further depth from an organ system approach. Prerequisites: RAD 135, RAD 136, RAD 137, RAD 138, HAP 102

    RAD 232      QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN RADIOGRAPHY/LAB

    Credits: 2
    Hours: 45

    Description:
    This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of quality management in a radiology department. Through a lecture and lab course, the student will become familiar with the various testing performed in a radiology department to ensure radiographic image quality. This course will emphasize the quality control and quality assurance topics as they relate to the field of Radiology. All methods will be covered in this course. Prerequisites: RAD 135, RAD 136, RAD 137, PRA 132

    RAD 233      IMAGE ANALYSIS

    Credits: 2
    Hours: 30

    Description:
    This course is designed to provide students with a basis for analyzing radiographic images for diagnostic purposes. Students will become acquainted with the importance of minimum imaging standards, problem solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect the image quality. Students will be responsible for looking at radiographs to decide whether they are diagnostically acceptable and what they would do to make it a better radiograph. Prerequisites: RAD 138, RAD 231, RAD 232, PHY 201

    RAD 236      ADVANCED MEDICAL IMAGING

    Credits: 2
    Hours: 30

    Description:
    This course familiarizes the student with the different modalities within the field of radiology. The students will explore topics in specialized areas such as CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, PET, Bone Densitometry, US, and Radiation Oncology. The students will review computer applications, digital imaging, trauma radiology, venograms, myelograms, arthrograms and pediatric imaging. Prerequisites: RAD 138, RAD 231, RAD 232, PHY 201

    RAD 237      REGISTRY SEMINAR

    Credits: 2
    Hours: 30
    Description:
    This course is established to assist the student in preparing for the registry examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Prerequisite: PRA 231

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