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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Radiologic Technology - 20 courses
RDTC101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology (Fall) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: An overview of the profession of Radiologic Technology and the practitioners role in the health care industry. The pedagogical principles of a radiologic technology program will also be examined. Notes [ C]

RDTC102 Patient Care in Radiologic Technology (Fall) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Routine and emergency patient care procedures, infection control, physical and psychological needs of the patient and family, medical ethics and law and the role of the radiologic technologist in patient education. Notes [ C]

RDTC103 Radiologic Physics I (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The basic components, operation, evaluation, and maintenance of stationary and mobile radiographic equipment; the production and characteristics of radiation; the interactions of radiation with matter and the basics of image capture and processing using film, CR, and DR systems 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. Notes [ C]

RDTC104 Radiologic Procedures I (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Demonstration and practice of standard and special radiologic positioning of the lungs and appendicular skeleton to include the shoulder and pelvic girdles; positioning principles, terminology, and corresponding anatomy are also included. 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. Notes [ C]

RDTC105 Radiologic Procedures II (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Demonstration and practice of standard and special radiologic positioning of the axial skeleton to include the hip joint; positioning principles, terminology, and corresponding anatomy are also included. 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. Notes [ C]

RDTC106 Radiologic Procedures III (Summer) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Contrast media enhanced Radiologic procedures of the gastrointestinal, biliary, urinary, reproductive, salivary, musculoskeletal and central nervous systems. Procedural principles, terminology and corresponding anatomy are also included. 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. Notes [ C]

RDTC107 Radiation Biophysics (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Properties, sources, dosimetry, and biological effects of radiation. Methods of patient, personnel and public radiation protection and safety based on regulatory agency recommendations. Notes [ C]

RDTC108 Radiologic Physics II (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The phenomenon of diagnostic image formation and how it is affected by exposure factors, accessory devices, patient factors, recording media, equipment variations, processing and post-processing; tomographic and fluoroscopic equipment, radiographic quality and image artifact formation will also be explored. 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. Notes [ C]

RDTC109 Clinical Education I (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Under the direct and/or indirect supervision of qualified radiologic technologists, students will perform radiologic procedures, provide patient care and assessment and participate in quality management as appropriate for their level in the clinical setting. Notes [ C]

RDTC110 Clinical Education II (Summer) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Under the direct and/or indirect supervision of qualified radiologic technologists, students will perform radiologic procedures, provide patient care and assessment and participate in quality management as appropriate for their level in the clinical setting. Notes [ C]

RDTC200 Atypical Radiologic Procedures (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Discussion, demonstration and practice of radiologic procedures of the geriatric, pediatric, trauma, surgical and bed-bound patient. Includes techniques for: patient assessment, positioning principles, identifying corresponding radiographic anatomy, operating standard R/F equipment in a non-routine manner and operating mobile R/F equipment. Notes

RDTC201 Digital Applications in Imaging (Fall) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: The physics, equipment, data acquisition, processing, storage, display, and transmission in digital medical imaging. Advantages/disadvantages of digital imaging and quality control of digital imaging systems. Notes [ C]

RDTC202 Radiologic Procedures IV (Fall) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Discussion and demonstration of the practice of cardiac, vascular, and interventional procedures. Notes [ C]

RDTC203 Radiologic Procedures V (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: The procedural protocols of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, cross-sectional anatomy will also be included. Notes [ C]

RDTC204 Radiographic Pathology (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: The causes, classifications, clinical manifestations and radiographic appearance of disease conditions. Notes [ C]

RDTC205 Image Analysis (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The assessment of radiographic images for diagnostic quality; maintaining minimum standards, problem solving techniques for image evaluation and a review of factors that can affect image quality. Actual images will be included for analysis. Notes [ C]

RDTC209 Clinical Education III (Fall) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Under the direct and/or indirect supervision of qualified radiologic technologists, students will perform radiologic procedures, provide patient care and assessment and participate in quality management as appropriate for their level in the clinical setting. Notes [ C]

RDTC210 Clinical Education IV (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Under the direct and/or indirect supervision of qualified radiologic technologists, students will perform radiologic procedures, provide patient care and assessment and participate in quality management as appropriate for their level in the clinical setting. Notes [ C]

RDTC211 Clinical Education V (Summer) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Under the direct and/or indirect supervision of qualified radiologic technologists, students will perform radiologic procedures, provide patient care and assessment and participate in quality management as appropriate for their level in the clinical setting. Notes [ C]

RDTC212 Special Topics in Radiologic Technology (Summer) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Selection, development, and presentation of a patient case study; included is a curricular review and preparation for the certification exam. Notes [ C]

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