Radiologic Technology

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
RAD 1AClincal Experience 1A^ Student will apply accurate positioning skills ^ The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification. ^ The student will demonstrate effective oral communication skills in the clinical setting. ^ The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers. ^ The student will operate the beam restrictor (collimator) to limit patient exposure. ^ The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part. ^ The student will properly position the affected body part and image receptor. ^ The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team ^ The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
RAD 1BClinical Experience 1B^ Student will apply accurate positioning skills ^ The student will accurately position the body part for optimal imaging. ^ The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification. ^ The student will demonstrate proper patient care techniques. ^ The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers. ^ The student will observe and assess patients condition. ^ The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part. ^ The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team ^ The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
RAD 2AClinical Experience 2A^ The student will be able to explain radiographic procedures to patients completely and clearly. ^ The student will be able to operate the beam restrictor to limit radiation exposure and improve image quality. ^ The student will demonstrate advanced-level competency on radiographic examinations. ^ The student will select technical factors appropriate for the part examined to produce a diagnostic image.
RAD 2BClinical Experience 2B^ The student will accurately assess patient condition for every radiographic procedure. ^ The student will be able to select technical factors appropriate for the body part being radiographed. ^ The student will demonstrate proper aseptic and sterile technique.
RAD 3AClinical Experience 3A^ Student will apply accurate positioning skills ^ The student will clearly and thoroughly explain radiology examinations to patients and knowledgeably answer questions. ^ The student will critique images for appropriate anatomy, accuracy of positioning, image quality, and patient identification. ^ The student will demonstrate proper use of lead markers. ^ The student will position the patient and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part. ^ The student will use appropriate and effective written, oral and nonverbal communication with patients, the public, and members of the healthcare team ^ The student will use personnel and radiation protection measures each exam warrants
RAD 3BClinical Experience 3B^ Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills in the clinical setting ^ The student will select proper technical factors (kVp & mAs)
RAD 3CClinical Experience 3C^ The student has adequate knowledge of radiographic procedures and competently applies technical skills in clinical applications. ^ The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images.
RAD 4Clinical Experience 4^ The student will demonstrate technical competency.
RAD 7AComputed Tomography Clinical Experience 7A^ The student will demonstrate effective oral communication skills in the clinical setting ^ The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images ^ The student will position the patient and gantry to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part
RAD 7BComputed Tomography Clinical Experience 7B^ The student will demonstrate effective oral communication skills in the clinical setting ^ The student will determine corrective measures to improve inadequate images ^ The student will position the patient and gantry to achieve accurate demonstration of the affected body part
RAD 72Computed Tomography Physcis and Instrumentation^ The student will evaluate a given Computed Tomography (CT) image and list the type of artifact present, describe the artifacts appearance on the image, and explain how the artifact may be eliminated or reduced. ^ The student will identify the components of the CT imaging system. ^ The student will sequence the events in CT scanning from the application of electrical current to the CT radiographic tube to the CT detector.
RAD 71Computed Tomography Procedures and Patient Care^ The student will determine if the use of contrast media is contraindicated and explain why by evaluating the patient medical laboratory results, patient history and charted information. ^ The student will identify the symptoms and describe appropriate medical interventions for a patient with a contrast agent reaction. ^ The student will list the range, anatomical landmarks, patient orientation and position and technical factors for pediatric patients used to produce scout and scan images for a given procedure. ^ The student will specify the patient preparation required for each procedure.
RAD 70Computed Tomography Sectional Anatomy and Pathology^ The student will define common terms used in the study of pathology. ^ The student will evaluate CT images to locate characteristic CT manifestations of a given pathology. ^ The student will identify various anatomic structures displayed on axial, multiplanar, and three-dimensional computed tomography images. ^ The student will locate each anatomical structure on CT images in the transverse, coronal, sagittal and orthogonal cross-sectional imaging planes.
RAD 32Digital Imaging in Radiology^ Relate the exposure indicator values to technical factors and patient exposure.
RAD 31Fluoroscopy and Radiobiology^ The student will identify radiation induced chemical reactions, potential biologic damage, & factors influencing radiation response/radiosensitivity of cells . ^ The student will identify the components of the fluoroscopy unit, including the image intensifier and viewing/recording system. ^ The student will identify the structure and function of the image intensifier.
RAD 50Introduction to Radiologic Science and Health Care^ The student will describe and understand legal considerations relative to the patient/peer/physician relationship. ^ The student will describe and understand the principles of professional ethics set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. ^ The student will describe the principles of radiation protection.
RAD 40Mammography Principles and Procedures^ The student will analyze images for diagnostic quality and identify image quality problems ^ The student will define the assessment categories in the Breast Imaging and Reporting Data System (BI-RADS) ^ The student will identify the internal anatomy and external anatomy of the breast
RAD 91Patient Care in Radiologic Technology^ The student will accurately acquire and record vital signs ^ The student will correctly transfer patients. ^ The student will identify common emergency situations.
RAD 30Radiographic Pathology^ Identify pathology presented on radiographic images. ^ The student will identify various fractures shown on images provided.
RAD 61BRadiographic Procedures I^ The student will accurately instruct the patient regarding the pregnancy policy. ^ The student will accuratley identify anatomy as it relates to radiographic positioning for the upper extremity. ^ The student will analyze images to determine the appropriate use of beam restriction. ^ The student will identify appropriate radiographic positioning methods for the upper extremity. ^ The student will identify appropriate radiographic positioning methods of the shoulder girdle.
RAD 62BRadiographic Procedures II^ Identify anatomy as it relates to radiographic positioning for the skull. ^ Identify anatomy as it relates to radiographic positioning of the thorax ^ The student will describe accurate positioning methods for general skull projections. ^ The student will describe accurate positioning methods for the vertebral column.
RAD 61CRadiologic Procedures I Laboratory^ The student will identify an optimal diagnostic image of the foot. ^ The student will perform the appropriate processing functions required to produce a diagnostic image. ^ The student will position the phantom and image receptor to achieve accurate demonstration of the upper limb by week 5 ^ The student will select image receptor and/or grid combinations appropriate for the part being examined
RAD 62CRadiologic Procedures II Laboratory^ The student will identify an optimal diagnostic image of a PA skull ^ The student will identify anatomy on radiographs of the vertebral column. ^ The student will produce a diagnostic image of unilateral ribs in AP position.
RAD 61ATheory of Radiologic Technology^ The student will identify all parts of the X-ray Circuitry. ^ The student will identify related radiology terminology concerning electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism. ^ The student will identify the general components and functions of the x-ray tube. ^ The student will identify the structure and function of the x-ray circuit.
RAD 63Theory of Radiologic Technology^ The students will identify appropriate basic emergency care for patients with a contrast media reaction.
RAD 62ATheory of Radiologic Technology^ The student will be able to identify how beam filtration affects x-ray beam intensity, beam quality, and patient exposure. ^ The student will describe methods of how x-rays interact with matter. ^ The student will identify magnification, general distortion, spatial distortion, and subject or technique factors on radiographic images. ^ The student will identify the path of travel in the processor and describe the chemicals and their functions.
RAD 64Theory of Radiologic Technology^ The student will complete practice registry examinations. ^ The student will describe the function of the components of a radiography system. ^ The student will identify and discuss the various ethical codes that apply to radiographers.