Nov 30, 2020
RADT 112 - Radiographic Positioning II
Theoretical concepts and actual laboratory demonstration for the contrast studies of the urinary and digestive tracts, femur, pelvis, and complete spine. The essentials of contrast media, contrast reactions, venipuncture, and surgical procedures are studied, and skills specific to these objectives are performed in a simulated environment. 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 111 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE(S): RADT 102 and RADT 124 . One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly RT 112.
2 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Utilize related terminology and basic positioning principles for the spine, pelvis, and lower extremities, and contrast studies of the alimentary and urinary tract.
- Demonstrate basic and special radiographic positions of the spine, pelvis, and lower extremities, and contrast studies of the alimentary and urinary tract.
- Identify anatomy, pathology and anomalies affecting the spine, pelvis, and lower extremities, and contrast studies of the alimentary and urinary tract on 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 for applicable spine, pelvis and lower extremity.
- Demonstrate proper contrast media set up and venipuncture techniques.
- Demonstrate sterile technique and appropriate operating room protocol.
- Demonstrate safe and effective C-arm use.
- Demonstrate appropriate radiation safety practices for related radiographic procedures
- Demonstrate knowledge of the energized laboratory and practice lab equipment, as well as the exposure factors necessary to produce optimum radiographs.
- Analyze alternative positioning techniques for trauma radiography.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills applicable to related positioning skills.
- Apply the necessary communications skills to include history, related patient preparation and pre-exam consent while incorporating cultural, gender and age sensitivity.
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