Academic Catalog

R T 51C: FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY III

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: R T 51B.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate proper positioning of the vertebral column, skull, bony thorax, and sub-special radiographic procedures in order to produce diagnostic images in the clinical setting.
  • Analyzes anatomy related to vertebral column, skull, bony thorax, and sub-special radiographic procedures to assess images for proper positioning.

Description

Continuation of R T 51B; radiographic anatomy, positioning and terminology, related to the skull, vertebral column, bony thorax, surgical, pediatric and trauma radiology. Intended for students in the Radiologic Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. List and identify the anatomy of the vertebral column, skull and bony thorax.
B. Describe the positioning and radiographic procedures used to visualize anatomic structures of the vertebral column, skull and bony thorax.
C. Demonstrate knowledge of surgical radiographic procedures and equipment.
D. Evaluate radiographic images and explain rationale for each projection/procedure.
E. Describe the techniques and positioning for pediatric radiology.
F. Describe the techniques and positioning for trauma radiology.

Course Content

A. Anatomy
1. Cervical spine
2. Thoracic spine
3. Scoliosis series
4. Lumbar spine
5. Sacrum and coccyx
6. Sacroiliac joints
7. Skull
8. Ribs
9. Sternum
10. Soft tissue neck
B. Positioning
1. Cervical spine
2. Thoracic spine
3. Scoliosis series
4. Lumbar spine
5. Sacrum and coccyx
6. Sacroiliac joints
7. Skull
8. Ribs
9. Sternum
10. Soft tissue neck
C. Surgical radiographic procedures
1. Contrast media
2. Fluoroscopy
3. Radiation protection
4. Patient prep (pre and post)
5. Room preparation
6. Equipment
7. OR personnel
8. Sterile technique
D. Image evaluation
1. Anatomic structures shown
2. Positioning and patient instructions
3. Collimation and central ray
4. Technical and exposure criteria
5. Image markers and identifiers
6. Related pathology
E. Pediatric radiology
1. Positioning techniques
2. Communication
3. Anatomy considerations
4. Dose reduction/image gently
F. Trauma radiology
1. Positioning techniques
2. Communication
3. Anatomy considerations

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Multimedia classroom
B. Anatomical phantoms and models
C. Illuminators (viewboxes)
D. Positioning aids
E. Computer access/internet access for online Etudes component
F. 3-D virtual anatomy applications
G. Access to digital imaging teaching file
H. Access to Canvas

Method(s) of Evaluation

Methods of evaluation may include, but are not limited to:
A. Quizzes, midterms, and a comprehensive final examination, for content, terminology and knowledge of subject matter.
B. Evaluation of written image analysis, for content, form, and application of critique methodology.

Method(s) of Instruction

Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to: lecture, discussion, cooperative learning exercises, and demonstration.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Bontranger, Kenneth L. Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy. 9th ed. St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby Company, 2018.

Bontranger, Kenneth L. Workbook and Laboratory Manual Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy. 9th ed. St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby Company, 2018. ISBN: 9780323399661

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Weekly reading assignments from text, one chapter per week, and syllabus, for integration into clinical practice.

B. Image analysis component, where application of material in lecture is utilized by evaluating digital radiographic images.

 

Discipline(s)

Radiological Technology