RAT 1101 - Introduction to Radiologic Technology
Introduction to the field of radiologic technology, including history, basic radiation production and safety concepts, patient communication, clinical education, ethical, legal and professional issues.
RAT 1111 - Clinical Practicum I
Orientation to clinical facility and radiology department, introduction to competency performance of radiographic procedures, image analysis, radiation protection, patient care and team work. Seven practicum hours per week.
RAT 1121 - Radiographic Procedures I
Radiographic anatomy, equipment manipulation, positioning and image analysis of the thorax, abdomen and appendicular skeleton. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.
RAT 1131 - Patient Care in Radiologic Technology
Safety and assessment techniques related to care of the patient in a radiography department, including legal and professional aspects, elements of ethical behavior and practical dilemmas, and current infection control practices. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.
RAT 1212 - Clinical Practicum II
Continuation of clinical competency development to include spine, skull, contrast media procedures, mobile and surgical radiography, trauma radiography, exposure factors, radiation protection and image analysis/evaluations. Fourteen practicum hours per week.
RAT 1222 - Radiographic Procedures II
Radiographic anatomy, positioning and image analysis of the spine, skull, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems, as well as general pharmacological principles as they pertain to radiology. Alternative positioning for trauma and mobile radiography as well as pediatric and geriatric procedures will be covered. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.
RAT 1241 - Radiologic Sciences I
This course is designed to help the student understand the concepts of electromagnetic energy, electricity, x-ray equipment, production of x-radiation and its interaction with matter. Special radiographic equipment including digital radiography and the concepts of radiation safety and protection will also be presented.
RAT 2297 - Special Topics
Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
RAT 2413 - Clinical Practicum III
Continuation of clinical competency development to include diagnostic radiography, mobile radiography, contrast studies, pediatric, geriatric, advanced imaging, alternative shifts, radiation protection and image analysis. Twenty-one practicum hours per week.
RAT 2415 - Radiographic Pathology
Introductory concepts of disease processes and etiologies with emphasis on radiographic appearances and exposure factor compensation.
RAT 2423 - Radiographic Procedures III
Radiographic considerations related to pharmacology, advanced imaging procedures and modalities. Includes analysis of human anatomical structures using various anatomical planes. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
RAT 2442 - Radiologic Sciences II
Principles of digital imaging technology to include applications in exposure formulation, image quality factors and variables, and image management processes. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
RAT 2514 - Clinical Practicum IV
Final clinical competency experience, including total exposure to the health care system and entry-level radiographer skills, completion of all program requirements (including final competency evaluations). Twenty-one practicum hours per week.
RAT 2526 - Capstone in Radiologic Technology
Synthesis of current knowledge of radiologic technology concepts, professional development including certification and licensure requirements , ethical/legal responsibilities and transition from student to radiographer.
RAT 2543 - Radiologic Sciences III
Fundamental principles of molecular and cellular effects of x-ray interaction, along with a comprehensive study of health physics and radiation protection to include quality management and quality assurance testing of the radiographic system. Includes basic principles and applications of computed tomography.
RAT 2640 - Computed Tomography Practicum
A clinical education course that provides hands-on experience performing computed tomography procedures at an affiliate hospital and/or imaging center. Seven practicum hours per week.
RAT 2641 - Principles of Computed Tomography
Basic instrumentation and application concepts, including computer and x-ray unit components and their application to protocols for acquiring sectional images of various body systems.
RAT 2643 - Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Basic physics concepts involving the generation and construction of human planar images using magnetic resonance imaging technology.
RAT 2645 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practicum
A clinical education course that provides hands-on experience performing magnetic resonance imaging procedures at an affiliate hospital and/or imaging center. Seven practicum hours per week.
RAT 2647 - Principles of Mammography
Comprehensive overview of mammographic concepts and equipment, including patient care/education, communication, anatomy and physiology, epidemiology, pathology, positioning techniques, interventional procedures, image analysis, imaging media and processing, quality assurance testing and principles of exposure.
RAT 2649 - Mammography Practicum
A variable credit clinical education course that provides hands-on experience performing mammographic procedures and quality assurance testing at an affiliate hospital and/or imaging center. Seven practicum hours per week for each semester credit hour.