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Areas of Study | | RDTC205 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: RDTC205
COURSE TITLE:Image Analysis
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

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.

PREREQUISITES:
Successful Completion of RDTC200, RDTC201, RDTC202, and RDTC209.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the role of the radiographer in image analysis (digital and film/screen)
  • Discuss the elements of a diagnostic image (digital and film/screen)
  • Differentiate between technical factor problems, procedural factor problems and equipment malfunctions (digital and film/screen)
  • Critique images for appropriate technical and procedural factors and recommend corrective actions if necessary (digital)

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Imaging Standards
  • Role of the Radiographer Establishing Acceptable Limits
  • Image Quality Factors
  • Density
  • Contrast
  • Detail
  • Distortion
  • Procedural Factors
  • Positioning
  • Patient Preparation
  • Beam Alignment
  • Supplementary Image Information
  • Artifacts
  • Corrective Action
  • Technical Factors
  • Procedural Factors
  • Equipment Malfunctions
  • Artifacts

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

Radiographic Image Analysis. Kathy McQuillen-Martensen, Elsevier. 4th Edition.

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:

Objective tests, short answer quizzes, image evaluation tests, comprehensive final exam

A= 93%-100%
B= 84%-92%
C= 75%-83%
D= 66%-74%
F= 65% and below

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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