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Course Number:
RAD 130
Course Title:
Radiographic Clinic III
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Course Description

Provides clinical education experience in an affiliated hospital radiology department under the supervision of a registered radiographer and radiologist. Includes application of equipment manipulation and operation, mobile c-arm fluoroscopic and radiographic imaging procedures, radiation protection, medicolegal and ethical protocol, recordkeeping and patient care. Prerequisites: RAD 120.

Addendum to Course Description

The student will learn the necessary skills that are required to function in the clinical area as a radiologic technologist and will demonstrate proper work ethic as a radiographer and health care provider. The course is designed as BASIC Level 2.
Radiography Clinic III (RAD 130) is required as part of the Radiologic Technology degree program. It is also a prerequisite for taking the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination for certification in Radiography. Transferability of credit depends entirely upon the institution to which the student wishes to transfer. Prior to enrolling in this course the student must be accepted in the Radiography Program and have successfully completed the required prerequisite courses.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Perform routine c-arm procedures in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of a registered technologist.
  • Perform routine radiographic exams in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of a registered technologist.
  • Provide quality patient care in a clinical setting.
  • Operate standard radiographic equipment and apply radiation safety principles and practices in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of a registered technologist.

Course Activities and Design

Level 2 BASIC: The student must progress by assisting the radiographer in greater increments in doing radiological examinations/procedures. The student should seek out more responsibilities in attempting to complete radiological examination/procedures with minimal assistance or direction from the radiographer. The student will be directly supervised at all times. Student will demonstrate acceptable patient care, ability to follow directions, develop pattern for logical judgment regarding radiological examination protocol; e.g., getting patient ready for examination, room set up, charting, etc. These traits must be demonstrated satisfactorily to progress to the next level.  Direct supervision by a radiographer will be provided by the clinical affiliate at all times. Students’ radiographs must be reviewed by either a radiographer, physician or radiologist prior to releasing the patient or submitting the radiographs. Safety is extremely important, and is taught throughout this program. Pertinent safety points are noted in this course.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Complete a minimum number of diagnostic exams (clinical competencies) that correlate with RAD 101-103.
  2. Complete (2) clinical rotations with satisfactory evaluation scores. 
  3. Complete the exercises in the RAD 130 clinical syllabus, room objectives and c-arm procedure presentation successfully.
  4. Adhere to the program attendance policy.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The student will demonstrate understanding of the following themes, issues, concepts, and development of the following skills:
Themes, Issues, Concepts

  1. Radiation Protection/Biology
  2. Digital Radiography
  3. Contrast Media
  4. Digital Radiography/Computed Radiography
  5. Quality Control
  6. Personnel monitoring

Competencies or Process Skills

  1. Employ practices to minimize radiation exposure to yourself and the general public.
  2. Select and prepare contrast media for injection.
  3. Operate digital and computed radiography equipment.
  4. Select appropriate techniques correctly.
  5. Obtain, process and save electronic images for general radiography studies.
  6. Demonstrate proper operation and maintenance of CR reader.