R T 62B: SPECIAL PROCEDURES & EQUIPMENT
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Prerequisite:||R T 62A.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Describe the positioning, procedure and structures demonstrated for projections involving the facial bones, sinuses, and cranium.
- Describe image production and related equipment components in the angiographic imaging process.
The student will be able to:
A. Explain and evaluate radiographic positioning and procedures of the skull, facial bones, sinuses and cranium.
B. Analyze anatomy and pathology related to the skull, facial bones, sinuses and cranium.
C. Discuss specialized angiographic x-ray equipment, state its use, and describe how it functions.
D. Correctly identify the blood vessels of the human body.
E. Discuss basic equipment components and procedures required for cerebral angiography.
F. Describe the basic equipment required for heart catheterization.
G. Define interventional angiography and describe specific examples of vascular procedures.
H. Describe the surgical environment and radiographic equipment application.
A. Skull positioning and procedures
2. Facial bones
3. Sella turcica
4. Petrous pyramids
5. Optic foramina
6. Maxilla, mandible
7. Temporomandibular joints
9. Nasal bones
10. Salivary glands
B. Anatomy and pathology
1. Emphasis on the head and brain
2. Cerebral accidents
C. Angiography overview
2. Medical legal issues
3. Patient care
4. Seldinger technique
5. Vessel selection
6. Contrast media
D. Blood vessels
2. Aorta and branches
E. Cerebral angiography
F. Heart catheterization
2. Heart anatomy
3. Procedures and positioning
G. Interventional radiography
1. Balloon angioplasty
2. Vascular stents
6. Vena cava filters
H. Surgery applications
4. C-arm applications
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Bontrager, Kenneth. Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy, 9th ed.. 2017.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Weekly reading assignments from the course syllabus and textbook, approximately 10-20 pages.