XRT 122 - Radiographic Technology II
Study of advanced radiographic positioning procedures, and in-depth radiographic exposure principles and experimental applications. Additional emphasis is on contrast media used in diagnostic imaging, pediatric radiography, and radiography of the skull, sinuses, and temporal bone. Four class hours, four laboratory hours.
Prerequisites: XRT 111 and XRT 151 with a grade of C or better.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Simulate radiographic procedures of the urinary system, alimentary tract, biliary tract, complete spine, ribs and sternum, portable radiography and venipuncture technique in the laboratory setting; and evaluate radiographic images for image quality and normal anatomy.
2. Explain technical theories verbally and in writing; evaluate the validity of technical theories in the laboratory setting; apply critical theories learned to work in clinical practice; and protect self and the patient by correctly applying technical factors during imaging procedures.
3. Identify drug classifications, the nature of drug actions, methods of administration and the patient's rights of drug safety; describe the types and specific properties of contrast media, adverse reactions, indications and contraindications, and characteristics of each; recognize major types of reactions to iodinated contrast media, types of patients at risk, precautions prior to administration and treatment for reactions; and differentiate between ionic high-osmolar iodinated contrast media and non-ionic low-osmolar iodinated contrast media.
4. Explain the radiographer's role in dealing with the pediatric patient; list major equipment and immobilization aids required for radiography of children and infants; compare male and female skeletal maturation; identify physical, radiologic and behavioral indicators of child abuse; outline anomolies and pathologic conditions specific to the pediatric patient; explain radiographic procedures of the skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, gastrointestinal, urinary and endocrine systems specific to the pediatric patient.
5. Perform routine radiographic projections of the skull and paranasal sinuses; explain radiographic base lines, landmarks, central ray, body position and structures demonstrated for each; perform patient assessment; and perform radiographic procedures of the skull on the simulated trauma patient in the laboratory setting following protocol.
Course Offered Spring only