Feb 26, 2024
RADT 225 - Clinical Radiology VI
Provides clinical instruction essential to the actual practice of radiography. Students continue to attend an assigned clinical affiliate to participate in the completion of radiographic exams on actual patients under the direct/indirect supervision of a professional radiographer. In this competency-based course students demonstrate expertise in their performance of basic and advanced radiographic examinations in the areas of general radiography, fluoroscopy, operating room, pediatrics, and portable radiography. Students observe advanced modalities, including computed tomography. The student must complete 360 hours to successfully complete this course. PREREQUISITE(S): RADT 224 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE(S): RADT 207 and RADT 240. Formerly RT 225.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Utilize most optimally the appropriate rules of conduct concerning communications and interpersonal relationships.
- Organize each of the most complex radiographic units as necessary for specialized radiographic procedures.
- Demonstrate complete mastery of higher level skills in safely operating more complex radiographic equipment.
- Perform all routine radiographic examinations with 90 percent accuracy within reasonable time limits according to degree of difficulty, utilizing essential criteria.
- Demonstrate the most effective use of technique manipulation to produce an optimum quality radiograph of more complex nature.
- Employ the most complex radiation protection methods, as indicated by specific radiographic procedures, during procedures and exhibits these methods on the radiographs.
- Evaluate most optimally radiographs for image quality, utilizing fundamental criteria.
- Apply knowledge of problem-solving skills when applicable in more critical clinical situations.
- Identify how pediatric radiography differs from adult radiography in terms of the technologist’s role and types of equipment and procedures accomplished.
- Show competence and confidence in performing radiographic examinations in an office environment.
- Identify optimally the role of diagnostic radiology in relation to the ancillary imaging modalities.
- Display critical thinking skills with related radiographic pathology.
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