Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RADT 111 - Radiographic Positioning I

(TP/SS only)

Covers knowledge and skills necessary to produce quality radiographs. Students relate the theoretical concepts to actual laboratory demonstration for the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities. Students develop and demonstrate appropriate positioning, technical and communication principles. Supplemental radiographic views 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. Formerly RT 111.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Utilize and relates terminology and basic positioning principles to the human anatomy.
  • Demonstrate basic and special radiographic positions of the chest, abdomen, and upper extremities and lower extremities.
  • Identify anatomy, pathology and anomalies affecting anatomical areas of the body from radiographs.
  • Utilize principles of radiographic positioning that will enable the student to perform
  • Satisfactorily in the various phases of diagnostic radiography.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic portable radiologic procedures.
  • Demonstrate appropriate radiation safety practice by wearing the film dosimeter on the collar for each activity in the lab.
  • Demonstrate utilization of the energized laboratory equipment, as well as the exposure factors, to produce optimum radiographs while wearing their film badges (dosimeters)
  • Analyze alternative positioning techniques for trauma radiography.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to positioning skills
  • Develop and practice communications skills related to positioning while incorporating cultural, gender and age sensitivity

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