Radiology

AHXR 101 Patient Care in Radiology
[formerly RAD 105 Patient Care in Radiology]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk) (F)
Provides students with an introduction to radiologic technology including the history of radiology, patient care and the radiographer’s role in health care, medical ethics, infection control, radiology organizations, and radiologic technology certification.

AHXR 108 Introduction to Radiologic Physics
[formerly RAD 104 Introduction to Radiologic Physics]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Corequisites:  AHXR 150, 102. (F)
Provides the student with an introduction to radiologic physics including electricity, radiation, radiographic equipment, and the processes involved in radiographic imaging.  X-ray production and the interaction of radiation with matter are examined in detail.

AHXR 150 Radiological Technology I
[formerly RAD 101 Radiological Technology I]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Corequisite:  AHXR 195A & AHXR 151. (F)
Instructs students in the fundamentals of producing radiographic images including radiographic positioning, anatomy, technique, and radiographic procedures.

AHXR 151 Radiology I Positioning Lab
[formerly RAD 103 Radiology I Positioning Lab]
1 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Corequisites:  AHXR 150 & AHXR 195A. (F)
Provides laboratory practice in radiographic positioning, anatomy, and patient care for radiographic examinations covered in corequisite course in preparation for competency-based testing at the clinic site.

AHXR 160 Radiological Technology II
[formerly RAD 151 Radiologic Technology II]
4 cr.  (4 lec/wk)  Prerequisites: AHXR 150. (Sp)
Continues examination of the fundamentals of radiography, including radiographic anatomy and radiographic procedures.  This course includes the essential operating principles of X-ray machines and the factors that contribute to the production of diagnostic quality radiographs.

AHXR 161 Radiology II Positioning Lab
[formerly RAD 153 Radiology II Positioning Lab]
1 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Corequisites:  AHXR 160 & AHXR 195B. (Sp)
Provides laboratory practice in radiographic positioning, anatomy, and patient care for radiographic examinations covered in corequisite course in preparation for competency-based testing at the clinic site.

AHXR 181 Radiology III Positioning Lab
[formerly RAD 183 Radiology III Positioning Lab]
1 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Corequisites:  AHXR 195C. (Su)
Provides laboratory practice in radiographic positioning, anatomy, and patient care for radiographic examinations covered in corequisite course in preparation for competency-based testing at the clinic site.

AHXR 195 Clinical Radiology Intersession
[formerly RAD 108 Clinical Radiology Intersession]
1 cr.  (40 total)  Prerequisites:  AHXR 150 & AHXR 195A. (Sp)
Provides students the opportunity to perform radiographic examinations on patients at the clinical sites and participate in scheduled clinical assignments under the direct supervision of the clinical instructor or registered technologist.

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AHXR 195A Radiographic Clinical I
[formerly RAD 102 Clinical Radiology I]
5 cr.  (15 clinical/wk)  Corequisite:  AHXR 150 & AHXR 151. (F)
Instructs students in radiographic examinations in the clinical environment.  The students are required to perform radiographic examinations on patients and to participate in scheduled clinicals under the direct supervision of the clinical instructor or registered technologist.  Students will be oriented into patient care methodologies.  CPR certification is required.

AHXR 195B Radiographic Clinical II
[formerly RAD 152 Clinical Radiology II]
6 cr.  (18 clinical/wk)  Prerequisites:  AHXR 150 & AHXR 195A.  Corequisites:  AHXR 160 & AHXR 161. (Sp)
Provides sequential clinical instruction on application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis, and evaluation of concepts and theories required to perform radiologic procedures.  Patient centered clinical practice labs and professional development will be taught through competency-based assignments in the clinical setting.

AHXR 195C Radiographic Clinical III
[formerly RAD 182 Clinical Radiology III]
9 cr.  (27 clinical/wk)  Prerequisites:  AHXR 195B.  Corequisites:  AHXR 181. (Su)
Continues to provide sequential clinical instruction in radiographic procedures.  Patient-centered clinical practice labs and professional development will be taught through competency-based assignments in the clinical setting.

AHXR 225 Radiobiology/Radiation Protection
[formerly RAD 110 Radiation Physics and Biological Principles]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk) (Sp)
Emphasizes radiation safety and the biological effects of radiation on the human body.  Explores the various modalities including equipment requirements, design and quality assurance.

AHXR 250 Radiological Technology III
[formerly RAD 201 Radiologic Technology IV]
4 cr.  (4 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  AHXR 160. (F)
Continues to examine radiographic anatomy and radiographic procedures in coordination with the concurrent clinical radiography course.  Fluoroscopic procedures will be examined and the evaluation of diagnostic quality radiographs will continue.

AHXR 260 Radiological Technology IV
[formerly RAD 251 Radiologic Technology V]
2 cr.  (2lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  AHXR 250. (Sp)
Provides the radiographic fundamentals and radiographic anatomy necessary for advanced fluoroscopic examinations as well as routine radiologic procedures.  Includes a study of pathology in radiography.

AHXR 270 Radiographic Registry Review
[formerly RAD 271 Registry Review]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  AHXR 250. (Sp)
Provides a comprehensive review of the Radiologic Technology course material in preparation for the national certification examination.

AHXR 295A Radiographic Clinical IV
[formerly RAD 202 Clinical Radiology IV]
8 cr.  (24 clinical/wk)  Prerequisites: AHXR 182.
Corequisite: AHXR 250. (F)

Provides sequential clinical instruction of the analysis and evaluation of concepts and theories required to perform radiographic procedures.  Patient-centered clinical practice labs will be taught through competency-based assignments in the clinical setting.

AHXR 295B Radiographic Clinical V
[formerly RAD 252 Clinical Radiology V]
8 cr.  (24 clinical/wk)  Prerequisites:  AHXR 250, 202.  Corequisite:  AHXR 260. (Sp)
Provides the clinical practice and experience necessary for the performance of advanced radiographic procedures.  Includes the study of pathology and rotations through the different modalities within radiology.


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