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2014-15 Catalog

RADT - RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 

RADT A111: Introduction to Radiologic Technology  and Patient Care (3 CR)

Contact Hours:  2.5 + 1
At KPC via video conference from Anchorage campus.
Registration Restrictions: Department approval.
Special Fees.
Provides an overview of radiography and the practitioner’s role in the health care delivery system. Examines principles, practices, and policies of health care organizations, basic concepts of patient care, occupational safety, patient consent, and medical ethics and law as it relates to the profession.

RADT A131: Radiographic Procedures I (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  2 + 3
At KPC via video conference from Anchorage campus.
Registration Restrictions: Department approval.
Provides instruction regarding basic principles of radiographic procedures in performing examinations of the chest, abdomen, skeleton, and pelvic girdle.  Introduces the principles of radiation protection.  Incorporates radiographic terminology and anatomy and allows for demonstration, practice, and evaluation of techniques in a laboratory environment. 

RADT A132: Radiographic Procedures II (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  2 + 3
At KPC via video conference from Anchorage campus.
Prerequisites: RADT A131.
Registration Restrictions: Department approval.
Special Fees.
Provides instruction regarding basic principles of radiographic procedures in performing examinations of the spine, bony thorax, alimentary tract, genitourinary system, and associated specialized procedures.  Incorporates radiographic terminology and anatomy and allows for demonstration, practice, simulation, and evaluation of techniques in a laboratory environment. 

RADT A161: Fundamentals of Medical Imaging (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
At KPC via video conference from Anchorage campus.
Prerequisites: RADT A131 and RADT A151.
Provides knowledge of equipment requirements and design for radiographic, fluoroscopic, mobile, and conventional tomographic units.  Includes introduction to electronic imaging concepts, applications, imaging standards, and computer usage with imaging equipment.  Includes an understanding of the development and use of radiographic techniques. 

RADT A171: Fundamentals of Medical Imaging II (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
At KPC via video conference from Anchorage campus.
Prerequisites: RADT A161.
Introduces principles regarding factors that govern and influence the production and recording of radiographic images.  Film and electronic imaging with related accessories will be emphasized.  Provides concepts that emphasize the importance of imaging standards, discussion of problem solving techniques for image evaluation, and factors that affect image quality. 

RADT A211: Radiologic Pharmacology and Drug Administration (1 CR) 

Contact Hours:  1 + 0
At KPC via video conference from Anchorage campus.
Prerequisites: RADT A195C.
Provides practical concepts of pharmacology.  Explains theory and practice of basic techniques of venipuncture and the administration of diagnostic contrast agents and/or intravenous medications.  Emphasis is placed on appropriate delivery of patient care during procedures. 

RADT A251: Radiobiology and Protection (2 CR) 

Contact Hours:  2 + 0
At KPC via video conference from Anchorage campus.
Prerequisites: RADT A171.
Provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of radiation protection as they pertain to the interaction of radiation with living systems.  Discusses effects of radiation on molecules, cells, tissues, and the body systems.  Factors affecting biological response are presented, including acute and chronic effects of radiation. 

RADT A272: Quality Control in Medical Imaging (2 CR) 

Contact Hours:  2 + 0
At KPC via video conference from Anchorage campus.
Prerequisites: RADT A171.
Registration Restrictions: Department approval.
Introduces various quality management standards and procedures required in the radiographic and fluoroscopic image process. Discusses management, collection and analysis of quality control data and/or test instrumentation. Includes governmental standards and guidelines that govern accreditation, licensure and provider standards.

RADT A280: Medical Imaging Pathology (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
At KPC via video conference from Anchorage campus.
Prerequisites: RADT A133.
Registration Restrictions: Prerequisite or Registered Radiologic Technologist.
Provides an introduction to the theories of disease causation and the pathophysiologic disorders that compromise healthy systems.  Etiology, pathophysiologic responses, clinical manifestations, radiographic appearance, and management of alterations in body systems are presented.  Multiple imaging modalities for pathologic correlation are included.  

 
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