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Radiologic Sciences (RADSCI) Courses

Lower Division

RADSCI 104 PATIENT ASSESSMENT (1-0-1)(F). Theory and skill application with clinical focus to perform physical assessment to include assessment techniques, standardized data collection formats, body system assessment, normal findings, relevant variations from normal, and documentation. (Pass/Fail.) COREQ: RADSCI 105.

RADSCI 105 INTERPROFESSIONAL PATIENT CARE SKILLS LAB (1-4-2)(F). An interprofessional disciplinary team approach is used to teach basic patient care skills and interventions to restore and protect health. (Pass/Fail.) COREQ: RADSCI 104.

RADSCI 200 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING I (2-0-2)(F). Introduction to the exposure factors, formulas, techniques, and tools employed when acquiring digital radiographic images and their impact on image quality and patient radiation dose. COREQ: RADSCI 201.

RADSCI 201 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING I LAB (0-2-1)(F). Laboratory demonstration and practice of the principles utilized when acquiring digital radiographic images with an emphasis on the safe operation of digital x-ray machinery. COREQ: RADSCI 200.

RADSCI 202 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING II (2-0-2)(S). Analysis of the production and manipulation of digital radiographic and fluoroscopic images with an emphasis on safe and effective operation of x-ray machinery and minimizing patient dose. PREREQ: 200; COREQ: RADSCI 203.

RADSCI 203 PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING II LAB (0-2-1)(S). Laboratory demonstration and practice of the principles of the production and manipulation of digital radiographic and fluoroscopic images with an emphasis on the safe operation of digital x-ray and fluoroscopic machinery. PREREQ: RADSCI 201; COREQ: RADSCI 202.

RADSCI 222 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING I (3-0-3)(F). Basic concepts and procedures used in obtaining diagnostic radiographs of the upper and lower extremities, chest, and abdomen. COREQ: RADSCI 211.

RADSCI 223 LABORATORY PRACTICUM I (0-3-1)(F). Laboratory demonstration and practice of the radiographic positions and procedures. COREQ: RADSCI 222.

RADSCI 234 INTRODUCTION TO RADIOGRAPHY CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (1-0-1)(F). Introduction to clinical agency structure, health law and ethics, professionalism and initial clinical practice. Professional observation required. COREQ: RADSCI 104.

RADSCI 242 RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING II (3-0-3)(S). Continuation of RADSCI 222. Basic concepts and procedures used in obtaining diagnostic radiographs of the bony thorax, pelvic girdles, pelvis, hips, spine and craniofacial anatomy. Laboratory demonstration included in RADSCI 221.

RADSCI 243 LABORATORY PRACTICUM II (0-3-1)(S). Laboratory demonstration and practice of the radiographic positions and procedures. COREQ: RADSCI 242.

RADSCI 285 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (0-16-4)(S). Supervised clinical experience. PREREQ: RADSCI 104.

Upper Division

RADSCI 310 PHARMACOLOGY AND CONTRAST MEDIAS (1-0-1)(F). Concepts of pharmacology as it relates to the delivery of contrast medias and selected medications associated with contrast media reactions.

RADSCI 311 RADIOBIOLOGY AND PROTECTION (3-0-3)(F). Principles and concepts underlying the biological effects of radiation and federal/state/international radiation protection standards. PREREQ: RADSCI major or PERM/INST.

RADSCI 313 FLUOROSCOPIC AND CONTRAST MEDIA EXAMINATIONS (2-0-2)(F). Current protocol/dose considerations of imaging procedures that require administration of contrast media. COREQ: RADSCI 310.

RADSCI 314 LAW AND ETHICS IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES (2-0-2)(S). Critical analysis of the theory and development of health laws, professional liability and ethics related to radiologic science. The course will examine current policies and ethical challenges that affect the practice of medical imaging. PREREQ: RADSCI 242.

RADSCI 330 INTRODUCTION TO SECTIONAL ANATOMY (1-0-1)(F). Identification of sectional anatomy utilizing various acquisition modes and modalities. PREREQ: BIOL 228.

RADSCI 338 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES (1-0-1)(F). Review of computer hardware and networking principles as applied to information technology utilized in the medical imaging department. Topics to include basic networking, PACS, RIS, HIS, DICOM standards, and information security. PREREQ: RADSCI 225.

RADSCI 340 RADIOGRAPHIC QUALITY ASSURANCE (2-0-2)(S). Theory and application of quality assurance techniques for radiographic equipment utilizing various quality assurance instruments. Discipline-specific communication activities are included. PREREQ: RADSCI major or PERM/INST.

RADSCI 350 IMAGING PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3-0-3)(S). General survey of various diseases and pathology of the human body as they pertain to radiology. Emphasis on how pathology is demonstrated on medical images and its effect on radiographic diagnosis. PREREQ: RADSCI 242.

RADSCI 375 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (0-40-4)(SU). Supervised clinical experience. PREREQ: RADSCI 285.

RADSCI 376 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (0-16-4)(SU). Supervised clinical experience. PREREQ: RADSCI 375.

RADSCI 385 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (0-16-4)(F). Supervised clinical experience. PREREQ: RADSCI 375.

RADSCI 386 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (0-24-6)(F). Supervised clinical experience. PREREQ: RADSCI 376.

RADSCI 392 RADIOLOGIC COLLOQUIUM (1-0-1)(S). Topics will be selected from current health care issues. These topics will be presented for discussion by appropriate health care professionals. PREREQ: RADSCI major or PERM/INST.

RADSCI 395 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (0-16-4)(S). Supervised clinical experience. PREREQ: RADSCI 385.

RADSCI 400 DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMAGING DEPARTMENT (3-0-3)(S). Introduction to the set up and operation of a radiology department including design principles, projection of demands, and providing for growth and development. Structural and shielding requirements will be discussed. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

RADSCI 405 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (0-16-4)(SU). Supervised clinical experience. PREREQ: RADSCI 385.

RADSCI 406 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (0-24-6)(S). Supervised clinical experience. PREREQ: RADSCI 376.

RADSCI 410 HEALTH PROMOTION AND LEADERSHIP (2-0-2)(S). Analysis of considerations related to preventative health care measures. Particular emphasis on related imaging procedures and advancement of public awareness. PREREQ: RADSCI 313.

RADSCI 420 SENIOR RECITATION AND INTEGRATION (0-3-1)(F,S). An evaluation of the synthesis of advanced radiographic concepts. Identified areas of weakness will be addressed. PREREQ: RADSCI 311.

RADSCI 425 RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (0-16-4)(F). Supervised clinical experience. Terminal clinical competency will be validated. PREREQ: RADSCI 405.

RADSCI 430 COMPARATIVE SECTIONAL IMAGING IN THE RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES (3-0-3)(F/SU). Identification of basic anatomy on medical images produced by ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance. Application will include imaging of the sagittal, coronal, and transverse body planes. Limited to Certified Radiologic Technologists. PREREQ: RADSCI major or admission to imaging sciences major or PERM/INST.

RADSCI 431 CT RADIATION DOSE AND RISK ANALYSIS (1-0-1)(F,S,SU). Students will read, critique and correlate current research related to dose considerations due to technical advancements designed to optimize image quality. PREREQ: Accepted into CT Emphasis or PERM INST.

RADSCI 440 PRINCIPLES OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING I (3-0-3)(F). Provides an introduction to the physical and biological principles of MRI. Includes physics of electricity and magnetism, image production, image weighting and basic pulse sequences as well as safety procedures and bioeffects of MRI. Limited to Certified Radiologic Technologists. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

RADSCI 440L PRINCIPLES OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING I LABORATORY (0-2-1)(F). Clinical applications of patient positioning, coil selection, choice of pulse sequence parameters, post-processing techniques, cardiac and respiratory gating procedures, and patient assessment and monitoring. COREQ: RADSCI 440.

RADSCI 441 PROCEDURAL CASE STUDIES IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING I (0-3-1)(F). Use of case studies to demonstrate the correlation of image acquisition and manipulation to common pathologic processes of the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems. COREQ: RADSCI 445.

RADSCI 442 PRINCIPLES OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING II (3-0-3)(S). Provides a comprehensive overview of advanced physical principles and applications of MRI. Includes MR angiography, spectroscopy, diffusion/perfusion studies, subsecond imaging methods and quality assurance procedures. PREREQ: RADSCI 440.

RADSCI 442L PRINCIPLES OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING II LABORATORY (0-2-1)(S). Clinical applications to correlate the physical principles of the advanced MRI applications. COREQ: RADSCI 442.

RADSCI 443 PROCEDURAL CASE STUDIES IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING II (0-3-1)(S). Use of case studies to demonstrate the correlation of image acquisition and manipulation of common pathologic processes of the thorax, abdomen and vascular systems. COREQ: RADSCI 446.

RADSCI 445 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING I (0-20-4)(F). Supervised clinical experience in the special imaging area of magnetic resonance. Limited to students in the magnetic resonance imaging program. PRE/COREQ: RADSCI 440.

RADSCI 446 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING II (0-20-4)(S). Supervised clinical experience in the special imaging area of magnetic resonance. Students will provide evidence of proficiency for required examinations. PREREQ: RADSCI 445.

RADSCI 450 PRINCIPLES OF COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (3-0-3)(F). Provides descriptive information of the basic principles of physics and instrumentation relative to computed tomography. Historical development, mathematical and physical concepts of operation, component and systems integration, and peripheral apparatus will be included. Limited to Certified Radiologic Technologists. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

RADSCI 450L PRINCIPLES OF COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY LABORATORY (0-2-1)(F). Analysis of application principles relating the physics and instrumentation of computed tomography to the final image. COREQ: RADSCI 450.

RADSCI 451 PROCEDURAL CASE STUDIES IN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (0-3-1)(F). Provides discussion and evaluation of current clinical applications in computed tomography, allowing for analysis of procedural variation depending upon patient characteristics and pathologic processes. COREQ: RADSCI 455.

RADSCI 455 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (0-20-4)(F). Supervised clinical experience in a computed tomography imaging facility; Requires performance and documentation of clinical competencies. PRE/COREQ: RADSCI 450. COREQ: RADSCI 451.

RADSCI 460 SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS AND INSTRUMENTATION (3-0-3)(F). Provides the student with a thorough knowledge of basic acoustic physics and its application in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Content includes an examination of the different types of equipment available for medical ultrasonic procedures, quality control, and safety features. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

RADSCI 461 ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY (3-0-3)(F). Provides descriptive information on the sonographic procedures of the abdomen, to include: normal sonographic anatomy, pathology, pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms of disease, differential diagnosis, equipment set-up, scanning techniques, and echographic patterns of abdominal vasculature. PREREQ: PERM/INST. COREQ: RADSCI 461L.

RADSCI 461L ABDOMINAL SCANNING LAB (0-3-1)(F). Laboratory demonstration and practice of the sonographic scanning techniques and anatomy discussed in RADSCI 461. PREREQ: PERM/INST. COREQ: RADSCI 461.

RADSCI 462 OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY SONOGRAPHY (3-0-3)(S). Sonographic examination performance and critical analysis of the normal, anomolous and pathologic gravid and non-gravid female pelvis. PREREQ: ENGL 102, PERM/INST.

RADSCI 463 DOPPLER PROCEDURES (2-0-2)(S). Provides the foundation needed to understand concepts of producing diagnostic images and information utilizing the various Doppler tools currently available. PREREQ: PERM/INST. COREQ: RADSCI 463L.

RADSCI 463L DOPPLER PROCEDURES LAB (0-3-1)(S). Laboratory demonstration and practice of the sonographic scanning techniques and anatomy discussed in RADSCI 463. PREREQ: PERM/INST. COREQ: RADSCI 463.

RADSCI 464 SPECIAL SONOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES (1-0-1)(S). Provides descriptive information for special sonographic studies to include imaging of the thyroid, parathyroid, neck masses, superficial structures, breast, male reproductive organs, and chest. Also includes orthopedic, pediatric, ophthalmic, and thoracentesis application. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

RADSCI 467 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY I (0-24-4)(F). Supervised clinical experience in diagnostic medical sonography. Students will be given the opportunity to apply sonographic theory as presented in lecture. Limited to students in the ultrasound program.

RADSCI 468 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY II (0-24-5)(S). Supervised clinical experience in diagnostic medical sonography. Students will be given the opportunity to apply sonographic theory as presented in lecture. PREREQ: RADSCI 467.

RADSCI 469 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY III (0-29-6)(SU). Supervised experience in diagnostic medical sonography. Students will be given the opportunity to apply sonographic theory as presented in lecture. PREREQ: RADSCI 468.

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