Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RADT 211 - Radiographic Positioning III

(TP/SS only)

Covers knowledge and skills necessary to produce quality radiographs. Students relate theoretical concepts to actual laboratory demonstration for the bony thorax, skull and facial bones. Students continue to develop and demonstrate appropriate positioning, technical and communication principles. Supplemental radiographic views and adjustments necessary to compensate for patient and pathological limitations are discussed. PREREQUISITE(S): RADT 112  or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE(S): RADT 206  and RADT 224 . One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly RT 211.

2 semester hours

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

  • Utilize and relate terminology and basic positioning principles to the skull, face, brain, sternum and ribs.
  • Demonstrate basic and special radiographic positions of the skull, sternum and ribs.
  • Demonstrate utilization of the energized laboratory equipment, as well as exposure factors to produce optimum radiographs.
  • Identify anatomy, pathology, and anomalies affecting these anatomical areas of the body, and how to compensate for them if needed.
  • Employ optimum radiation protection methods appropriate for each radiographic examination.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic portable radiologic procedures for those body parts.
  • Analyze alternative positioning techniques for trauma cases etc.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to exams that require variations due to patient limitations or site requirements.
  • Practice communications skills related to positioning while incorporating cultural, gender and age sensitivity.

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