RADT 111 - Radiographic Positioning I
Covers knowledge and skills necessary to position quality radiographs. Students relate theoretical concepts to actual hands on laboratory demonstration for the respiratory system, abdomen, and upper and lower extremities. Students demonstrate appropriate positioning, technical, radiation safety, and communication principles. Supplemental radiographic positioning skills and adjustments necessary to compensate for patient and pathological limitations are introduced. PREREQUISITE(S): RADT 119 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE(S): RADT 101 and RADT 120 . Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Utilize and relate terminology and basic positioning principles to the respiratory system, abdomen, upper and lower extremities.
- Demonstrate basic and special radiographic positions of the respiratory system, abdomen, upper extremities and lower extremities.
- Identify anatomy, pathology and anomalies related to the respiratory system, abdomen, upper and lower extremities on radiographs.
- Discuss appropriate technical factors for positioning the respiratory system, abdomen, upper and lower extremities.
- Demonstrate appropriate radiation safety for patient and radiographer in the lab.
- Develop alternative positioning skills for portable and trauma radiography.
- Develop and practice appropriate communications skills related to positioning while incorporating cultural, gender and age sensitivity.
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