Imaging Services

HR 101.01 Medical Terminology: 15 hours

This course includes detailed information about word structure and analysis as well as commonly used medical terms and abbreviations applied to the specialty of radiology, specific systems, disease processes and injuries. Root words, combining forms, suffixes, prefixes and terms pertaining to the body as a whole are discussed. 15 Hours

HR 101.02 Introduction to Computers, PACS & RIS: 15 hours

Course will provide the student with the basic understanding of computer capabilities and basic principles of the computer. The course covers health and radiology electronic record information management and technology.

HR 101.03 Introduction to Radiologic Technology: 15 hours

This course will provide the students an overview of radiography and its role in health care delivery. Students will be oriented to the academic and administrative structure, key departments and personnel and to the profession as a whole. The evolution of Radiologic Technology, medical history and professional organization will be presented.

HR 101.04 Patient Care I (Ethics & Medicolegal aspects): 45 hours

This course is designed to provide a fundamental background in ethics. With both the historical and philosophical basis ethical behavior will be discussed. Ethical issues and dilemmas found in clinical practice will be examined. Legal terminology, concepts and principles will be presented. The ASRT scope of practice, misconduct, malpractice, and other legal and professional standards will be discussed.

HR 101.05 Introduction to Radiation Protection: 30 hours

This unit will provide the students with knowledge of the basic elements of radiation protection for the patient, Radiographer, other personnel and the general public. Shielding requirements, units of measurements and exposure monitoring are discussed. The principles and concept explaining basic interaction with matter, maximum permissible doses and the effects of measurements are also included. Content of this course is designed to impart awareness on the proper application of radiation limiting devices and techniques, radiation monitoring systems, safety standards, units of measurement and calculations of exposure.

HR 101.06 Anatomy and Physiology I: 45 hours

This course is to introduce the students to the body systems and their interdependency, cells and tissues and the structure and function of the integumentary system. Information on related topographical anatomy and essential terminology will be presented.

HR 101.07 Physics I: 30 hours

This unit introduces student to basic radiographic physics. The course includes a mathematics review, units of measure, radiation units, atom and atomic structure, electromagnetic radiation, magnetism, electrostatics, electric current and electricity.

HR 101.08 Radiographic Procedures I: 60 hours

This course introduces the student to the terminology of positioning, lines and plane of the body, body habitus and provides instruction on radiographic positioning of chest, abdomen and upper extremity.

HR 101.09 Radiographic Procedures Lab I: 60 hours

This provides the students the application of the positioning principles discussed in the classroom to the laboratory environment. Students are also evaluated on their ability and skills to demonstrate previously covered procedures, film and diagram identification.

HR 101.10 Principle of Imaging and Image Analysis I: 30 hours

A study of radiographic imaging and the production of quality radiographs. Understanding and control of contrast, density, detail, and distortion are emphasized with the aid of radiographs and laboratory experiments. Digital and film/screen imaging are addressed.

HR 102.10 Principle of Imaging and Image Analysis I: 30 hours

A study of radiographic imaging and the production of quality x-ray images. This unit will provide the student with knowledge on the production and control of scatter radiation, intensifying screens, cones and collimators, grids, formulations exposure techniques, H & D curves, technique charts.

HR 102.11 Radiologic Procedures II: 45 hours

This course is to provide classroom instruction on radiographic positioning of the lower extremities and pelvic girdle. Review of anatomy and image evaluation of each area of interest.

HR 102.12 Radiographic Procedures Lab II: 45 hours

This unit is designed for demonstration and practice of radiographic positioning for the lower extremities and pelvic girdle discussed in the classroom. Student’s will be evaluated on their ability and skills to perform previously covered procedures, diagram and image identification.

HR 102.13 Anatomy and Physiology II: 45 hours

This course will provide classroom instruction concerning the following system: skeletal and muscular. The course will include information on the structure and function of the component part of each system as well as general anatomy and related terminology.

HR 102.14 Physics II: 30 hours

This course will include discussion on electrical circuits, production and control of high voltage, the x-ray tube and x-ray circuit. Topics included transformers, automatic exposure control, and x-ray interactions.

HR 102.15 Patient Care II: 45 hours

This unit will provide the students with the concepts of patient care including the consideration of the physical and psychological conditions. The role of radiographer in patient education will be identified and the different body mechanics, and immobilization techniques will be discussed other topics covered include vital signs, oxygen, chest tubes, and lines, infection control, aseptic & nonaseptic techniques.

HR 102.16 Pharmacology II: 30 hours

This course will provide the students of knowledge on the different classes of commonly used drugs and their importance in the field of radiography. The interactions, indications and contraindications of each class of drugs is discussed. Information on adverse reactions of contrast media, its uses, contraindications and emergency treatments of allergic reactions are also included.

HR 102.17 Clinical Practice I: 224 hours

Students learn patient management skills. Students become acquainted with all Imaging department sections, non-clinical and clinical. Skills are integrated and practiced. Students participate in collecting and evaluating patient history relative to the care and method of examination performed in the imaging department.

HR 103.18 Anatomy and Physiology III: 45 hours

This course will provide classroom instructions concerning the following systems: digestive and respiratory. The course will include information on the structure and function of the component parts of each system as well as general anatomy and essential terminology.

HR 103.19 Patient Care III & Venipuncture: 30 hours

This unit will continue with medical emergencies, contrast media & intro to radiopharmaceuticals. This course will provide the student with the theory and practice of the basic techniques of venipuncture and the administration of intravenous medication.

HR 103.20 Radiologic Procedures III: 45 hours

The core of this course will consist of positioning of the bones of the thorax and spine. Specific procedures for mobile, operating room, pediatric and geriatric imaging will be covered. Review of anatomy and image evaluation for each area of interest is also included.

HR 103.21 Radiographic Procedures Lab III: 45 hours

This unit is designed for demonstration and practice of radiographic positioning for the bones of the thorax and spine discussed in the classroom. Students will also be evaluated on their ability and skills to perform previously covered procedures, diagram and image identification of anatomy and positioning errors.

HR 103.22 Physics III: 30 hours

This course will provide the information on the special equipment used in radiography such as fluoroscopy, TV camera and different recording systems. The content of this course will provide the student the necessary knowledge on the quality control and quality assurance of the radiographic department. The equipment used for different quality control tests, maintenance of the different radiographic equipment and the different methods to troubleshoot malfunctions are discussed.

HR 103.24 Clinical Practice II: 224 hours

The student gains practical experience needed to function as a radiographer. Consists of supervised application of theory and procedures necessary for the student to attain competency. All areas and radiographic positions have established criteria that students will meet.

HR 204.26 Anatomy and Physiology IV: 45 hours

This course will provide classroom instructions concerning the following systems: urinary and cardiovascular. The course will include information on the structure and function of the component parts of each system as well as general anatomy and essential terminology.

HR 204.27 Radiographic Procedure IV: 30 hours

The core of this course will consist of positioning of the skull, sinuses, orbits, facial bones and mandible. Review of anatomy and film evaluation for each area of interest is also included.

HR 204.28 Radiographic Procedures Lab: 30 hours

This unit is designed for demonstration and practice of radiographic positioning for the skull, sinuses, orbits, facial bones and mandible discussed in the classroom. Students will also be evaluated on their ability and skills to perform previously covered procedures, diagram and film identification of anatomy and positioning errors.

HR 104.29 Image Critique I: 30 hours

This unit will provide the students with the knowledge to evaluate radiographs, to identify and recognize diagnostic quality. Image evaluation brings together knowledge and skills from multiple didactic units and clinical education.

HR 104.30 Clinical Practice III: 336 hours

The student gains practical experience needed to function as a radiographer. Consists of supervised application of theory and procedures necessary for the student to attain competency. All areas and radiographic positions have established criteria that students will meet.

HR 205.31 Pathology: 45 hours

Content of this course is designed to provide the student specific information about various diseases that may affect the resulting radiographic image.

HR 205.32 Anatomy and Physiology V: 45 hours

This course will provide classroom instructions concerning the following systems: reproductive and digestive. The course will include information on the structure and function of the component parts of each system as well as general anatomy and essential terminology.

HR 205.33 Advance Imaging I: 30 hours

This unit will provide the students of the basic fundamental concepts of some of the common special procedures and modalities. The patient care, radiation protection, basic positioning techniques and equipment required for each procedure or modality will be discussed.

HR 205.34 Image Critique II: 15 hours

This unit will provide the students with the knowledge of evaluate radiographs. Students will be evaluated on their ability to identify radiographs with diagnostic quality and determine diagnostic inadequacies resulting from image artifacts, improper positioning, technical errors and be able to correct for the cause.

HR 205.35 Comprehensive Review I: 45 hours

This course will provide information on methods of proper test taking, good study habits and understanding the aim of the course. Each major subject will be reviewed, discussed and appropriate evaluations will be utilized to pinpoint each student’s strength terminology.

HR 205.36 Clinical Practice IV: 336 hours

The student gains practical experience needed to function as a radiographer. Consists of supervised application of theory and procedures necessary for the student to attain competency. All areas and radiographic positions have established criteria that students will meet.

HR 206.37 Anatomy and Physiology VI: 30 hours

This course will provide classroom instructions concerning the following systems: urinary, endocrine, circulatory and nervous systems. The course will include information on the structure and function of the component parts of each system as well as general anatomy and essential terminology.

HR 206.38 Advance Imaging II: 30 hours

This unit will provide a continuation of fundamental concepts of some of special procedures and other imaging and therapeutic modalities. The patient care, radiation protection, basic positioning techniques and equipment required for each modality will be discussed.

HR 206.39 Comprehensive Review IIA: 45 hours

This course will provide information on methods of proper testing taking, good study habits and understanding the aim of the course. Each major subject will be reviewed, discussed and appropriate evaluations will be utilized to pinpoint each student’s strength and weaknesses. An attempt will be made to develop a strategy to correct student’s weaknesses.

HR 206.40 Comprehensive Review IIB: 45 hours

This course will provide information on methods of proper testing taking, good study habits and understanding the aim of the course. Each major subject will be reviewed, discussed and appropriate evaluations will be utilized to pinpoint each student’s strength and weaknesses. An attempt will be made to develop a strategy to correct student’s weaknesses.

HR 206.41 Seminar in Career Education: 15 hours

Course prepares students for work and focuses on research projects. Workshops allow students to write resumes and develop interviewing and self marketing skills.

HR 206.42 Clinical Practice V: 336 hours

The student gains practical experience needed to function as a radiographer. Consists of supervised application of theory and procedures necessary for the student to attain competency. All areas and radiographic positions have established criteria that students will meet.