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of manipulating radiographic equipment, patient communication, infection control, body mechanics, transfer techniques, radiation safety, clinical histories and patient confidentiality. Prerequisites: RADS 101, 117 1 credit, Spring RADS 204: Radiographic Positioning & Procedures 1 This course will require the student to implement previously learned positioning terminology and techniques used in radiography from RADS 101 and RADS 117, for utilization of proper positioning to ensure high quality images. The course will focus on correlated anatomy, positioning and image critique of the upper and lower extremities, abdomen and chest; as well as an introduction to the digestive and urinary systems. Prerequisites: RADS 101, 117, BIOL 108, 109 or BIOL 115, 116 3 credits, Spring RADS 205: Radiographic Positioning & Procedures Lab 1 This is a “hands on” course for radiographic positioning of the upper and lower extremities, abdomen and chest. Image evaluation and anatomical correlation are integrated into proper positioning procedures and image critique. Prerequisites: RADS 101, 117, BIOL 108, 109 or BIOL 115, 116 1 credit, Spring RADS 206: Clinical Radiography 3 This course is sequential to RADS 120 and is designed to develop performance skills necessary for competency exams through directly supervised clinical experience. The student will start to integrate the principles and theories learned in the classroom into the clinical setting. This will include aspects of the methodology of a radiographic procedure including but not limited to the RIS/HIS system, patient care, control panel set-up (manual/AEC), room set-up, patient transfer, radiation protection, patient positioning, image evaluation, and patient discharge. Required competencies must be completed by the end of summer. Prerequisites: All previous RADS courses; BIOL 108, 109, 110, 111 or BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 4 credits, Summer RADS 214: Radiographic Positioning and Procedures 2 Continuation of radiographic studies including urinary system, digestive system, proximal humerus and shoulder girdle, pelvis, hip and femur and vertebral column. Prerequisites: All previous RADS courses; BIOL 108, 109, 110, 111 or BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 3 credits, Summer RADS 215: Radiographic Positioning Lab 2 This is a “hands on” course for the radiographic positioning of the body parts and systems covered in RADS 214. Image evaluation and laboratory exposures on the phantom are performed to correlate the anatomy studied. Simulated competencies and proficiencies are also completed. The student will continue to set appropriate control panel techniques (manual/ AEC) for specific procedures and projections. The student will make control panel adjustments based on their findings (exposure criteria) from specific image critiques. Prerequisites: All previous RADS courses; BIOL 108, 109, 110, 111 or BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 1 credit, Summer RADS 216: Clinical Radiography 4 This course is sequential to RADS 206. It consists of directly or indirectly supervised clinical experience as appropriate to the student’s level of competency. Students prepare for competency in more complex examinations as well as work independently in areas of completed competency. The student will continue to integrate the principles and theories learned in the classroom into the clinical setting. This will include aspects of the methodology of a radiographic procedure including but not limited to the RIS/HIS system, patient care, control panel set-up (manual/AEC), room set-up, patient transfer, radiation protection, image evaluation, correctly applying the theories and principles of digital imaging, and patient discharge. Required competencies must be completed by the end of the semester. Prerequisite: All previous RADS courses; BIOL 108, 109, 110, 111 or BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 4 credits, Fall

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