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RADS 218: Advanced Exposure This course will focus on digital image acquisition and display to include components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems. Principles of quality assurance and maintenance of digital imaging systems will be presented. Prerequisites: All previous RADS courses; BIOL 108, 109, 110, 111 or BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 2 credits, Spring RADS 219: Imaging and Equipment This course covers atomic structure, electricity, xray equipment and circuitry, and image intensification. Prerequisites: RADS 101, 117, 120, 204, 205; BIOL 108, 109, 110, 111 or BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 2 credits, Summer RADS 224: Radiographic Positioning and Procedures 3 This course offers an indepth study of the bony thorax, biliary system, skull, facial bones, and sinuses. Also included are the arthrography, reproductive system, specialty exams, and an introduction to the cardiovascular system, central nervous system, and sectional anatomy. Prerequisites: All previous RADS courses; BIOL 108, 109, 110, 111 or BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 3 credits, Spring RADS 225: Radiographic Positioning and Procedures Lab 3 This is a “hands on” course for radiographic positioning of the skull, facial bones, sinuses, bony thorax and biliary system. Radiographic exposures on the phantom are correlated with image evaluation and radiographic anatomy. A component strictly related to the identification of anatomy of the cardiovascular system and central nervous system anatomy using MRI and CT images is also included. Prerequisites: All previous RADS courses; BIOL 108, 109, 110, 111 or BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 1 credit, Spring RADS 226: Clinical Radiography 5 This course is sequential to RADS 216. It consists of direct or indirect 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 competencies. The student will continue to work toward a higher level of proficiency for all areas of methodology of a radiographic procedure including but not limited to the RIS/HIS system, patient care, control panel set-up, 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. Prerequisites: All previous RADS courses; BIOL 108, 109, 110, 111 or BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 3 credits, Spring RADS 252: Radiation Biology This course is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the types of ionizing radiation and their effects at the atomic, molecular and cellular levels. Genetic and somatic effects as related to acute and chronic doses of radiation are also discussed. The second part concentrates on medical diagnostic radiation – sources, exposure, dose limits, detection & measurement, design of equipment and rooms for maximum protection and reduction of dose. Prerequisites: All previous RADS courses; BIOL 108, 109, 110, 111 or BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 2 credits, Spring RADS 271: Introduction to Radiographic Pathology A study of the common pathologies seen radiographically. This course integrates the student’s previous clinical experience and classwork with specific pathophysiology within the body systems. It is designed to offer the learner basic foundations of disease or injury, including clinical, pathological, and radiographic manifestations. Prerequisites: All previous RADS courses; BIOL 108, 109, 110, 111 or BIOL 115, 116, 117, 118 1 credit, Spring

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019